About the Brain Bee
The St. Louis Area Brain Bee (SLABB) is an annual competition for high school students that tests knowledge in neuroscience. Questions come from Brain Facts, a book produced by the Society for Neuroscience. The winner will complete in the 2021 virtual US national.
Saturday March 27, 2021
12:30p-5pm via Zoom.
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Students who participate in the Brain Bee will enjoy hands-on brain activities to learn more about neuroscience, meet students from other schools and connect with St. Louis college students and Washington University faculty. The SLABB competition is a great opportunity for students to read cutting-edge science materials and win prizes, research internships, and trips to other Brain Bee competitions.
Any high school/home student from grades 9 to 12 is eligible to compete in the St. Louis Area Brain Bee. We encourage family, friends, teachers and other classmates to support participants and join them for the activities planned at the competition.
Expectations of SLABB Participants
SLABB aims to be a fun, educational, and fair competition that promotes the discoveries and ethics of brain science and scientists. Competitors will abide by the rules and ethics of SLABB in order to ensure a fun event for everyone. All work will be individual with no answers from other sources.
How to Prepare?
|Week||Chapters in the Brain Facts Book|
|Jan 18-22||Read, study and/or make flashcards for the Introduction and Chapter 1. Look at some sample problems in the Study Aids to get a sense for the types of questions that are asked.|
|Jan 25-29||Chapters 2 and 3|
|Feb 1-5||Chapters 4 and 5|
|Feb 8-12||Chapters 6, 7, and 8|
|Feb 15-19||Chapters 9 and 10|
|Feb 22-26||Chapters 11, 12, and 13|
|Mar 1-5||Chapters 14 and 15|
|Mar 8-12||Chapters 16, 17, and 18|
|Mar 15-19||Go over any chapters that you are still unsure about. Ask a parent or friend to quiz you or use flashcards.|
|Mar 22-26||Eat and sleep well. You can do some light review and practice problems. Look through the Glossary if you want to do some extra studying. You got this!|