The Developing Brain


Educator Resource Kit

Scientists are learning more every day about the human brain develops, from embryo to fetus to baby. They're also studying the ways that external factors affect the brain's development.

The illustration at right shows the brain of a fetus at 38 weeks in gestation. What are some of the factors that might have affected its development?

The Science 360 interactive presentation, led by a Morehead educator, examines some of those scientists' findings and what else scientists may discover about the developing brain.

Recommended for ages 8 and older. This Science 360 is supported by a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grant.



Science 360

Seasonal schedules

Morehead offers seasonal schedules of Science 360 shows to the public. Follow this link to see the current schedule of public shows at Morehead.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.

School shows

In addition to its public shows, Morehead offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on Morehead's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so Morehead cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.