BrainScience on the Move

University of Minnesota
& the Science Museum of Minnesota

Department of Neuroscience
6-145 Jackson Hall
321 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 626-6757
Contact: Carrie McNab, Program Administrator

BrainScience on the Move Homepage

Biomedical/Bioscience Field

Neuroscience youth education


The BrainScience on the Move project, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is a unique neuroscience program for Minnesota students and teachers. The program, a collaboration of the University of Minnesota's Department of Neuroscience and the Science Museum of Minnesota, is designed to encourage and support fifth through eighth grade student learning about their own brains and how they work.

Teachers enrolled in the project participate in BrainU, a two week-long neuroscience institute at the University of Minnesota. During the following year, participating teachers receive a school visit from Department of Neuroscience and Science Museum staff, who present "Explain Your Brain", an exciting school assembly program and investigative small group sessions to their students. The BrainScience on the Move program uses inquiry as a means to explore brain function and how the brain works.