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Anatomy of the Human Brain (Pre-Thanksgiving Rate Available)

from Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) Program of Saint Louis University

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This interactive AIMS videoconference will cover topics including the neurons and supporting cells of the nervous system, the synapse and neurotransmitters, organization of the nervous system (the central and peripheral nervous systems), protective coverings of the brain, brain anatomy, including cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum and brain stem, Spinal Cord Anatomy and cranial and spinal nerves.

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About This Program


By Request: $265.00
By Request Premium: $225.00

For programs scheduled to be completed on or before Thanksgiving Day,, a reduced fee of $195.00 will apply. This is a $70.00 discount of the normal CILC Rate and $30.00 off the Premium Member rate.


1 hour for middle school to high school students. Can adjust to accommodate scheduled class times.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30-40 students.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

AIMS is now accepting registration requests for the 2019-2020 school year. We are again offering the Pre-Thanksgiving Discount Rate of $195.00 for any programs scheduled and completed prior to Thanksgiving Day 2019. Book early, as dates tend to fill quickly.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Adventures In Medicine & Science will not charge for programs cancelled due to weather related problems, such as snow days.

The full fee for Adventures in Medicine & Science: Anatomy of the Human Brain will be charged to sites if they cancel with less than 1 week notice.

Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) delivers interactive programs in health and anatomy education to students, utilizing human specimens to provide a unique look at the human body. AIMS is an outreach program of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Ray Vollmer

Program Details


1. Review of the basic structure of the brain using plastic models, specimens and/or diagrams
2. The location of the brain and 3 main parts
3. Neurons
4. Discuss anatomy of the brain and nervous system using human brain specimens
6. The four lobes of the brain
7. The two types of brain tissue
8. Discuss common neurological disorders and treatments
9. Questions and Answers


The student will be able to:

1. Define the selected terms associated with the human brain and spinal cord;
2. Explain the connection between the brain and spinal cord
3. Identify the protective structures of the brain
4. Identify the four lobes of the brain
5. Explain the correlation between brain surface area, structure and brain function
6. Discuss common neurological disorders and treatments
7. Describe the effects of drug and alcohol on the brain
8. Correctly label a diagram of the human brain

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Science Education (NSES) Content Standards for grades 9-12?

Content Standard:K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems order and organization; Evidence, models and explanation; Form and Function
Content Standard F, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal and community health
Standard C, Life Science: Matter, energy and organization of living systems

Content Standard A Science as Inquiry
National Science Education (NSES) Content Standards for grades 5-8

Content Standard A Science as Inquiry
Content Standard C, Life Science: Structure and function in living systems; Diversity and adaptations of organisms
Content Standard F, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal Health

State Standards


Show Me Standards
(Science and Health/Physical Education)

Science 3. Characteristics and interactions of living organisms
Health/Physical Education 1. Structures of, functions of and relationships among human body systems
Health/Physical Education 2.Principles and practices of physical and mental health
Health/Physical Education 3. Diseases and methods for prevention, treatment and control
Health/Physical Education 5. Methods used to assess health, reduce risk factors and avoid high risk behaviors.