Science helps us understand the world around us and allows students to develop critical thinking skills. Neuroscience is at the forefront of scientific discovery and a great way to get kids of all ages excited about science. Kids want to know what makes them think, move, and feel the way they do! This makes neuroscience so relatable for everyone. Our goal is to make sure every child has the opportunity to learn how their brain works.
We are BrainReach North, an online science-education resource developed and run by neuroscience graduate students at McGill University (Integrated Program in Neuroscience), Université deMontréal, Concordia and UQAM in Montreal, Quebec.
We provide fun, interactive, neuroscience-based learning materials for teachers and students in remote areas who wish to enrich their science program and teaching.
To engage youth through interactive lessons to help them understand why science is fun and important in our lives.
To connect students in remote areas of Quebec with real-life working scientists in Montreal.
To inspire the next generation of neuroscientists, wherever they may be!
What we offer
Ready-made teacher-led presentations to communicate scientific concepts that all ages of students can understand and enjoy
Step-by-step instructions for interactive activities, experiments, and demonstrations to lead in classrooms
Lesson plans that complement the Quebec science curriculum
Great ideas for science fair projects
E-mail support from scientists in Montreal to answer any questions that you or your students might have, and to help put a friendly face on science
Our Program IS:
free of cost
adaptable to different grade levels, classrooms, and communities
supported by a team of enthusiastic graduate student volunteers at McGill University in Montreal
BrainReach has been providing in-class science demonstrations to students in Montreal since 2011. Our volunteers don’t have the opportunity to travel to more remote parts of Quebec, especially in the far north. We started BrainReach North to reach northern communities and give students all over the province the opportunity to get excited and learn about neuroscience.
BrainReach North seeks to ensure that our resources are aligned with the values and goals of the communities we serve. We are happy to help you adapt our lessons to your classroom, and are open to suggestions on how we can enrich your experience with us.
In collaboration with Let's Talk Science at McGill University, BrainReach North recently visited the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, QC to lead lessons and meet with teachers at Jimmy Sandy Memorial School. We hope to do more outreach trips in the future!
BrainReach North is a division of BrainReach, a student-run organization at McGill University. Click below for more information. Visit the McGill Science Outreach page to find out what other types of outreach McGill has to offer.