MindCORE Outreach Library


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 pennmindcore@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 pennmindcore@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

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

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

Equity Puppets

Learn how children explore equity principles

Body Awareness

Understand how children develop awareness of their body

Owner Dolls

Explore how children understand ownership


Explore how children react to praise

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