MindCORE outreach library

Browse our collection of scientific exhibits, demonstrations, & educational tools


Welcome to the MindCORE Outreach Library! We maintain a collection of exhibits, demonstrations, and educational tools to be used for scientific outreach. Our pieces are all designed, created, or verified by researchers here at the University of Pennsylvania and are open to use by anyone in the Philadelphia community.

If you would like to check out a piece from our library, please email your request to Michelle Johnson at michellj@sas.upenn.edu at least one week before you need it.


ADD TO OUR COLLECTION: We are currently looking to grow our library! If you have any item or exhibit you would like to contribute, please email Michelle Johnson at michellj@sas.upenn.edu


Library Pieces

Sort by: Age Group, Scientific Topic, Presentation Style

Sweet & Sour Science

Learn about sensory receptors and tongue maps!

Sticker Sharing

Explore how children make decisions about resource allocation!


Learn how children understand number representations!


See how children conceptualize different categories!


Explore how children react to praise!

Magic Berries

Turn lemonade sweet with a brain-tricking berry!

Greedy Monkey

Learn how toddlers develop executive function and impulse control!

Creative Ownership

Observe how children take ownership over their ideas!

Theory of Mind

Explore how children assess self-control and view different perspectives!

Owner Dolls

Explore how children understand ownership!

Infant Vision

Understand how infants see the world!


Learn about the structure of the skull and brain & why it’s important to wear a helmet!

Emotion Dolls

Explore how children develop understanding of different emotions!

Body Awareness

Understand how children develop awareness of their body!

Equity Puppets

Learn how children explore equity principles!

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