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Eighth Grade Language Arts Classes Skyping with a Neuroscientist!

posted Oct 19, 2013, 8:35 PM by DMS DeKalb Middle School   [ updated Oct 21, 2013, 4:40 AM ]

Mrs. Sallaz and Mrs. Yoder's 8th grade Language Arts classes Skyped with functional neuroscientist Dr. Baldino in preparation for their new novel, Flowers  For Algernon. The students were able to hear about the field of neuroscience and how it relates to the story, as well as ask questions about Dr. Baldino's experiences working with his patients. The students will continue this experience in another Skype session at the end of the story, which Dr. Baldino is also reading along with the class.