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
The Wrinkled Brain Project held an “Explorer In Residence” program at Winchester Thurston Upper School. Students learned about and graphed properties of stars in a custom lesson delivered by a real scientist. Bring an explorer to YOUR classroom or event. Click here for more information.
Brain-wrinklers ahoy! It’s been a while since our last update! We’ve been busy taking our message of “wrinkle your brain, know how to think, and ask questions!” to the world in exciting new ways. Last November, the Director of Science Brendan Mullan took part in Exploring by the Seat of you Pants: Space Week, talking Read more about Gedanken: Astrobiology on the TED stage[…]
Hey there, fellow brain-wrinklers! Check out these videos our Director of Science made with National Geographic! Terraforming Mars Why Mars’ Ocean Disappeared Stay Curious!
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 Read more about Want to be our intern?[…]
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 Read more about Gedanken: Astrobiology is up and running![…]
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 Read more about Cool new book about space mysteries![…]
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 Read more about Great News![…]
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 Read more about Gedanken is up and running![…]
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 Read more about Why “Gedanken?”[…]