Real science inquiry designed by teachers, for teachers!
Who we are
We are experienced classroom teachers and informal science educators. We are Ph.D. scientists, award-winning science communicators, and explorers. We know science is not merely facts and content, but a way of thinking critically about the world around you.
What we do
The Wrinkled Brain Project supports the development of critical thinking skills for all through novel learning experiences, promoting information-driven decision making worldwide. Wrinkle your brains with genuine science inquiry!
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Wrinkled Brain Blog
Attention, all young scientists and science-minded educators out there! Do you want to work for the Wrinkled Brain Project? Do you want to wrinkle brains with innovative science inquiry and help us bring our dream of NGSS-oriented, critical thinking skills-based science education to fruition? Then have we got an internship position for you! Check out[…]
These are very exciting times at The Wrinkled Brain Project. We are happy to announce that our first edition of Gedanken, our flagship program to bring inquiry to educators everywhere, is available for purchase! Check it out here. This first version, called Gedanken: Astrobiology, is about one of the biggest mysteries in the Universe: why do seem[…]
Here at the Wrinkled Brain Project, we’ve been working on getting our first version of Gedanken up and running. The first science mystery we’ve been focusing on for this version is one that’s very near and dear to our astrophysicist-turned-educator Brendan Mullan: “why do we seem so alone in the Universe?” It’s one that we’re[…]
There’s been a lot of great news today! There’s a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 1) Guess who’s going to present at STEMCON 2016 in Cleveland? Time to bring Gedanken and open science inquiry to the world! See you in Cleveland this April! 2) We’ve just been selected to partner with ASSET in Pittsburgh[…]
Thanks to our partner institution Point Park University for this! A few graphic design students made this for us: That’s a lot of people that will need to use critical thinking skills and be able to think through problems like a scientist! Luckily, we’ve got Gedanken, a program that helps students do just that:
Our first product, Gedanken, is up and running! After a successful summer of crowdfunding and video editing, we are proud to announce that the prototype of our first program is ready to go! The Environmental Charter School here in Pittsburgh has graciously agreed to test the pilot version of Gedanken, our flagship program to introduce[…]
Hey brain wrinklers, I get asked a lot about why our flagship program is called “Gedanken.” Here’s why: It’s short for Gedanken Experiment. In the early 20th century, Albert Einstein used gedanken experiments to uncover the physics of space and time and lay the foundations for Special and General Relativity. His work revolutionized physics in the early 20th[…]
Welcome to the new home of The Wrinkled Brain Project! Please have a look around and let us know what you think! We’ll be chiming in every now an again to talk about STEM inquiry on the front lines of education around the world, and updating you on our progress with Gedanken and other exciting new initiatives.[…]