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Neuroanatomy - 7th-9th

Education Unlimited - Neuroanatomy - 7th-9th

In this course, students will learn the anatomy and physiology of various systems in the brain and apply what they know to fictitious neurological patients. Specifically, we will focus on the cerebral cortex, various sub-cortical structures, the visual system, somatosensory system, and the motor system in the brain and spinal cord. The culminating event on Friday will be a case-studies test where students will act like neurologists to predict where a lesion in the brain or spinal cord is in a person, as well as acting like neuroradiologists in order to predict the symptoms and prognosis of patients with particular nervous system lesions. 

We will be using a combination of picture- and video-intensive lectures and hands-on activities such as building model systems using Play-doh or Model Magic, dissecting a sheep brain, and engaging in lab activities and demos in order to explore the neuroanatomy of the visual system, somatosensory systems, and the motor systems. Campers will get to research various local labs prior to the Wednesday field trip, which will include touring a neuroimaging facility and a neuroscience lab, guest lectures by the researchers in those labs, and several Q&A sessions. The culminating assessment will be a partner test on Friday where campers get to diagnose fictitious patients coming to a neurology clinic as well as predict symptoms of a person based on pictures of their brain or spinal cord radiographic images.

On the last day of camp, parents will rotate to various stations staffed by the campers to experience some of the activities and labs for themselves, and then be taught neuroanatomy by the campers.

Enrichment Activities: In the afternoons and evenings give campers the opportunity for informal science learning, as well as leadership and problem-solving training through workshops, experiments, guest speakers, and recreational activities. Students will also attend a mid-program excursion to a local science venue.

To register for this session: 

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On page 3 of the application, select the following: 

Camp Category: Science Camps for Girls

Camp Name: Neuroanatomy - Gr 8-9

  • Rising 9-10 grade students should also consider Co-ed Astrophysics and Neuroanatomy programs offered at MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Yale and Co-ed Robotics programs offered at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCLA.

  • Rising 6-8 grade students should also consider the Co-ed Astronomy programs offered at Georgetown, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCLA; the Co-ed Marine Science programs offered at MIT and UCLA; the Co-ed Robotics programs offered at MIT, Stanford, and UCLA; and the Co-ed Cardiology programs offered at Georgetown, MIT, and UC Berkeley.

  • Rising 6-8 grade female students should also consider the Science Camp for Girls Cardiology, and Marine Science programs offered at Stanford on July 28, 2019.

  • Rising 8-9 grade female students should also consider the Science Camp for Girls Robotics program offered at Stanford on July 28, 2019.

Neuroanatomy - 7th-9th - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2024 staff.

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

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