Synaptic Land - The Movie

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The story of how two behavioral neuroscience graduate students from Oregon Health & Science University conceived and constructed the very first "Synaptic Land", a game that helps kids learn about processes involved in neurotransmission. Since its debut at the Oregon Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair held at OMSI in 2002, undergraduate and graduate students at many other universities have created their own versions of the Synaptic Land game (e.g., PENN, University of Scranton, California...

Would You Like to Be a Mentor?

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Introduction to mentoring opportunities for biomedical science students at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles CA. Discusses the Kids Judge! Los Angeles Biomedical Science Fair as well as classroom teaching opportunities at an elementary school in the neighborhood.

Rough Edit for Content Review: Magnets and Magnetism

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Video Rough Edit for Content Review: Attention Magnetic Mentors! Please view this footage from the Kids Judge! LA exhibit on magnetism in order to prepare for your upcoming events with fourth and fifth graders at Carver Elementary. There were a variety of activities presented at this exhibit; each activity was designed to help kids understand specific scientific concepts. All of the activities were compelling and fun but they are also valuable because they stimulate curiosity about what we...

Elementary Classroom Management Techniques

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Tips for scientists, from a fourth grade teacher, on how to gain and keep the attention of students in an elementary school classroom. Mrs. Thai shares her insights on classroom management with biomedical science students from Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science before they start mentoring kids at an elementary school in the neighborhood.

Would You Like to Be a Scientist?

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Third and fourth grade children were asked "Would you like to be a scientist when you grow up?" We documented their answers before and after their participation as judges in a Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair held at California State University, Los Angeles. Kids Judge! Science Fairs are special in that children evaluate how well scientists communicate scientific concepts in a manner that is both engaging and easy to understand.