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Lesson Guides

Examine key concepts about the developing brain and body in these science-based lesson guides:

  • Scholastic articles provide teachers with science-based educational materials about the developing brain to share with their students (links below).
  • Brain Power! and BrainU take students on a step-by-step exploration of the science behind drug use, explaining the effects of drugs on the brain and body.

Brain Science Resources & Videos

Explore the frontier of neuroscience with these articles, activities, and videos about the human brain:

Frontiers for Young Minds
Frontiers for Young Minds — A non-profit scientific journal written by scientists and reviewed by students.
Neuroscience for Kids
Neuroscience for Kids Build a neuron, test your reflexes, learn what a SLOG is, and more.
BrainFacts.org
BrainFacts.org
Explore the greatest scientific frontier - the human brain.
Crossing the Divide
Crossing the Divide
Learn how neurons talk to each other in this educational video.
The Brain with David Eagleman

The Brain with
David Eagleman

Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain.


Games

Play on-line science-based educational games and activities:

Make a Mad, Mad Neuron
Make a Mad, Mad,
Mad Neuron

Explore how the brain works by building a monster neural circuit.
CSI Forensic Web Adventures
CSI Forensic Web Adventures — Teens become rookie CSI agents as they wander through virtual scenarios to learn basic forensic science.
CSI Forensic Web Adventures
Visual Illusions Test
Test your Brain
with these 10 Visual Illusions
CSI Forensic Web Adventures
Jelly Bean Taste Test Explore how our perception of color can impact taste
CSI Forensic Web Adventures
Reconstructors
Travel into the future and solve medicinal mysteries from the past!