Atlanta is home to great Neuroscience Research and Public Education programs from many participating institutions. The goal of the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (ACSfN) is to provide a forum for bringing together these resources.

The ACSfN sponsors Brain Awareness Programs in Atlanta. Teachers can request a scientist to visit their classroom. ACSFN Participating Institutions maintain a variety of Neuroscience Teaching Materials including Brains that may be used in outreach activities.


BAM Files: Sample Lessons


Parts of the Brain
Learn how scientists infer the functions of different brain structures. Appreciate the many functions of the brain, and be able to match up to 7 structures with their functions. Practice communication skills by presenting brief skits.

The Senses
Our senses are fascinating in many ways. Click the link to learn more.

Teach students in elementary school how the brain talks to our muscles by following the lesson plan below and using the accompanying Powerpoint presentation and worksheet.

Brains of Different Species
Now managed by the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, this collection of resources is available for use in K-12, undergraduate and graduate classrooms, as well as for special events, lectures, or workshops. Educators can 'check out' any of these materials as one would check out any library book.