Neuroscientist AMA: Ask Me Anything
Thursday10/119:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Neuroscience Training Program at UW–Madison is offering an opportunity for middle school students to interact with neuroscientists online!
It’s easy to participate:
- Any time before October 11, in your classroom: Build your own model of a neuron using pipe cleaners. Pipe cleaner neuron model handout: https://ntp.wiscweb.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/81/2018/09/WSF18_Pipe-Cleaner-Activity.pdf
- After the activity, your students may have questions for a neuroscience researcher. Teachers are encouraged to help their students think of questions to ask our faculty. Students and teachers can submit your questions by October 1 using this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/8TLnlUEY2dsjnzmy1
- Our researchers will create a video response that answers some of the students’ questions. This video can be watched any time in advance of the live session later in the week.
- Ask Me Anything: On Thursday, October 11, a neuroscientist will encourage students to “Ask Me Anything” during a daylong live chat session (9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST). Classrooms can log in, using the link below, during the live chat to see what their peers around the state are asking our researchers and ask additional questions of their own. https://www.reddit.com/r/ScienceTeachers/comments/9f8wgo/neuroscientist_ama_ask_me_anything/
This activity is intended to make Wisconsin-based neuroscientists accessible to classrooms and students all over the state. Researchers directly answering students’ questions offers a personal interaction with a real scientist, helping students realize the many possibilities of working in STEM fields, the challenging questions they can help answer and the cool techniques and tools that researchers get to use every day.