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Educator Resources: Explain the Brain

Great news — we just added 30 new resources to help you educate about the brain! Search through 165 free resources, sorted by topic, type, & grade level. Browse our complete library.

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Find a Neuroscientist

Neuroscientists around the world are eager to help you educate about the brain. Our database has scientists in more than 40 countries. Connect with a scientist in your community today.

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Brain Bee

Challenge students’ understanding of the brain through a live Q&A competition. Participate in regional bees for the chance to compete at the national and international levels.

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Brain Awareness Campaign

Celebrate the brain year-round with interactive events and community outreach. Brain Awareness Week is March 16–22, 2015.

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Teaching opportunities are everywhere, from a science club to a classroom. In this section are easy-to-use teaching resources, activities to engage young people’s interest, and educational tools sorted by grade, topic, and resource type. Resources in this section are aimed at pre-university students. Multimedia resources include videos, images, and interactive web tools to augment lesson plans. View our complete library

Educator Resources

Brain Games

Source: National Geographic
Explore this site for an interactive experience that will teach you all about the intricate workings of your brain.

Science Fair Project Ideas

Source: Science Buddies
Get engaged in neuroscience with a variety of hands-on science experiments on a number of brain-related topics.

The Homunculus Mapper

Source: Max Planck Institute
You know what you look like, but what does your brain think you look like? See how your brain visualizes your body and map your own ‘cortical homunculus’ with this hands-on activity.

The Zombie Autopsies for Educators

Source: PBS
Fight a zombie apocalypse while learning about neuroscience.

Epilepsy Education

Source: Epilepsy Foundation
Promote brain awareness by introducing the topic of epilepsy into your classroom with these lesson plans.

How Do We Smell?

Source: TED
Did you know that an adult human can distinguish up to 10,000 different smells? Learn more about your amazing sense of smell in this video.