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NeurOn Salutes Brain Awareness Week

March 18, 1998 broadcast

Classes are invited to "participate" after the fact using the online archives
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Featuring: Dr. Eric Chudler,
and Kristi Gustafson's classroom

photo of Ms. Gustafson's class

in live collaborative experiments!

Brain Awareness Week is a nationwide effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research. NeurOn (Neurolab Online) salutes this common goal to explore and better understand the brain and nervous system.

webcast logo Classroom joined us on the Learning Technologies Channel as we engaged in live projects led by Eric Chudler, who brings you Neurosciences for Kids, direct from the classroom of Kristi Gustafson from North City Elementary School. Hosted by NASA Quest's NeurOn (Neurolab Online) You too may join us using the archive of this event.

Things to do before you participate:

All set? Then join us in: RealVideo | RealAudio | Chat archive

Schedule of events:

    Introduction live from NASA Ames Research Center, Learning Technologies Channel studio.

    Greeting and prologue by Dr. Chudler from the University of Washington

    Experiment 1: Join Kristi's class as they perform an experiment under the tutelage of Eric regarding memory.

      During this time it is anticipated that remote classrooms will be performing the experiments and asking questions using Web chat technology. Eric, Kristi and her kids will be available to answer your questions in real time.

    Analysis of results: Classrooms calculated their own students' performance and graphed. Eric posed questions for discussion online/

    Experiment 2: Again, join Kristi's class as they engage in short activities demonstrating the blind spot and sound localization led by Eric.

    Live interaction: Chat room was used to discuss the events and ask questions.

Student Materials Needed:

Each student should have:

  • pencil or pen
  • paper
  • calculator (optional)
  • a graph "grid" or print 2 per page to plot words remembered in the first experiment
  • blind spot testers
      Each tester sheet has 11 testers.
      Print out the number needed and cut out each tester rectangle

Technologies Available:

Watching the "Show"

The live broadcast and pre-recorded sections have been archived for you to view, making this project possible at any time you chose. To be able to view the video signal you will need to Download the RealPlayer. (The application program that allows you to hear or watch the events.)

If you are unsure of which technologies your connectivity and desktop platform will support, you may want to review the Technical Overview for the Learning Technologies Channel. You may also want to test the technologies before the event.


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