University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Project NEURON
Novel Education for Understanding Research on Neuroscience

Project NEURON develops curriculum materials for middle and high school teachers to use in their science classrooms. Each unit addresses various science education standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards, within the context of neuroscience topics and research performed on the University of Illinois campus.

All of our completed materials, which have been classroom-tested and revised, are available on this website to teachers and educators for free. For teachers who wish to engage with our materials hands-on, we also provide professional development opportunities through local workshops and national teaching conferences such as NSTA.

Our materials have been adapted and expanded to be used with younger grades, outreach, and informal education. To learn more about our collaborative projects, please visit the Additional Projects page.

Please note that we are continuously improving this website and the materials hosted here. We work hard to create quality materials, but if you notice any inconsistancies, missing materials, etc., please let us know! We also love to hear suggested improvements or adaptations from teachers who have used our materials!

News and Events

November 18, 2014

Our presentation slides and materials from our workshops at the National Association for Biology Teachers 2014 Professional Development Conference in Cleveland are now available online! For those of you who came to our sessions, thank you for your support and we hope you found it worthwhile.

October 28, 2014

Project NEURON is leading several workshops at this year's National Association for Biology Teachers 2014 Professional Development Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Below is a list and description of the presentations that we'll be holding. Hope to see you there!


September 25, 2014

In order to encourage student learning and interest through engagement, our curriculum materials often link to issues relevant to students’ lives and topics that are frequently addressed in today’s news.