- Published29 Apr 2020
- Reviewed29 Apr 2020
- Author Lynnie Fein-Schaffer
- Source BrainFacts/SfN
Keep the curiosity flowing. Explore neuroscience basics right from home! Complete worksheets online, try a quiz or two or even break out some jellybeans to dupe your family with a taste and smell activity. Don’t forget to check out some tricky optical illusions and learn why your brain gets misled.
Grade Level: Pre-primary
• Draw a Neuroscientist [Activity]
At what age do we start stereotyping who we think of as a scientist? Use this activity to talk with your students about what a neuroscientist really looks like.
Grade Level: Elementary
• Jelly Bean Taste Test [Activity]
Find out what the nose knows and the mouth leaves out in this experiment.
Grade Level: Middle School
• Body in Balance [Worksheet]
Using this worksheet, test your students’ comprehension of the body’s response to environmental changes from Chapter 10 of The Brain Facts Book.
• Kinds of Research Word Puzzle [Crossword Puzzle]
Test your students’ understanding of the breadth of tools and techniques in neuroscience research.
• Neuroscience Haikus [Activity]
Looking for new ways/ To teach kids about the brain/ Try neuro haikus
Grade Level: High School
• Brain States Word Jumble [Worksheet]
Test your students’ knowledge of brain states.
• Brain Bee Quiz Challenge [Quiz]
Do you think you could compete in a Brain Bee? Attempt these questions to find out!
• Brain Bee Quiz Challenge Part 2 [Quiz]
Are you Brain Bee ready? Take a crack at these questions to see if you’re up to the challenge.
• Is Your Brain Lying to You? [Video]
Is seeing believing? Look at these cards and see if you can tell which is bigger.
• Squishy Neurons [Activity]
Students can squish, build, and light up a neuron in this hands-on activity.
Grade Level: All Ages
• 3D Brain [Interactive]
Check out the 3D brain by isolating structures and taking a deeper dive into your favorite brain region.
• Core Concepts [Interactive]
Explore these eight interactive puzzles to understand how your brain organizes all of the information we use to function every day.
• Build a Neuron [Interactive]
Construct a colorful working neuron and build out your own neural network.
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