Classroom Presentations

The Psychology Outreach Program is working with local schools to teach students all about the brain: how it works, how to keep it healthy, and how it shapes the way we experience the world around us. Through our Classroom Presentations program, we aim to provide your students with an interactive, classroom-based field trip experience to inspire their curiosity about psychology and the brain!

A UVA professor or graduate student will work with you to schedule a visit with your students (either virtually via Zoom or in person depending on your preference) and lead them through a 30-45 minute mini-lesson and hands-on activity about a psychology topic of your choice.

In alignment with the State's education goals, we hope that these presentations help students to better understand scientific practices by demonstrating how psychologists use the research process to 1) ask questions and define problems; 2) plan and carry out investigations; 3) interpret, analyze, and evaluate data; and 4) come to conclusions about cause and effect and how the human brain functions.

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Sample Presentations Coming Soon!

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Teachers and Community Members

Request a classroom presentation

UVA Members

Give a presentation

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UVA Psychology Field Trip Day

We are partnering with the Biology Outreach and Inclusion Program to welcome regional public middle school students to visit UVA for a day each spring and learn about the amazing scientific work that happens every day in our Psychology and Biology research labs. Students will get a chance to tour some of our state-of-the-art research facilities and engage in hands-on learning activities led by our talented UVA student volunteers.

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Previous Field Trip Activities 

1) Tour state-of-the-art research lab facilities 

2) Extract DNA from strawberries

3) Build pipe cleaner models of DNA and neurons

4) Try out classic social and cognitive psychology experiments 

5) Make brain hats

6) Hands-on exploration of human and animal brains

Get Involved

Teachers and Community Members

Participate in our next UVA Psychology Field Trip Day

UVA Members

Volunteer at our next Psychology Field Trip Day

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