UW News

October 26, 2006

‘Neuroscience for Kids’ site a powerful learning resource

“Neuroscience for Kids,” an educational Web site created by a UW neuroscientist, has received an award in recognition of its value as an online teaching resource. The site has been designed and maintained by Eric Chudler, a research associate professor of bioengineering and the director of education and outreach for UWEB, the UW Engineered Biomaterials program.

The site received a 2006 Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources from the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.

It was the winner in the Health Sciences category, and one of 15 award winners overall in categories such as physics, music and world languages.

Neuroscience for Kids was established in 1997 and has been supported by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health.

The site is designed for students and teachers who are interested in neuroscience, and it includes articles, science experiments, Q&As, games and activities that deal with different areas of the nervous system. The site is available at http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html.