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"Making Neuroscience Fun" is a community outreach program designed to teach children pre-K through 5th grade about the brain and the nervous system through age-appropriate interactive and fun presentations. The program was created and implemented in 2003 by Dr. Linda Gorman who is a teaching professor at Johns Hopkins University.

From 2003 to 2014, there have been 55 local schools participating in the program. In the 2013-2014 school year, we visited 23 schools, visiting 79 times and presented to 4,884 elementary and middle-school students.

If you would like to request more information, plan a visit to your school, or have questions, please email Dr. Gorman:


The main goal of the program is to show elementary and middle school students that learning about science – and in particular – neuroscience can be fun.

Students from the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program, Behavioral Biology, Nu Rho Psi (the JHU Undergraduate Neuroscience Society) and related departments go out to local schools and talk about various topics related to Neuroscience.  Topics such as:  How do I know the difference between the taste of chocolate and broccoli?  How can I smell smoke that is far away?  Do drugs really make you happy?  Can I learn while I sleep?  How do I see?

This is a FREE program underwritten by Johns Hopkins University.

All of the materials on this site are free for anyone to use for educational purposes only. Please feel free to download and look at our presentations in microsoft powerpoint format in the Teachers section. If you do enjoy and use any of our materials, please e-mail us and link to our website.
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