For Educators

Funny photograph of a toy brain with toy glasses resting on an open book
Encourage your students to look for neuroscience outside of science class.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Phantom limbs? These cases help explain the real phenomenon of sensing a missing limb.
  • PBS
What gives you goosebumps? Discover the science behind fear and what makes it such a powerful emotional response.
  • California Science Center
Fear is a powerful emotion. Learn how your brain responds when fear takes over.
  • California Science Center
See for yourself what happens to the brain during a head injury. This short video is a great resource to enhance your lesson plans.
  • PBS
It's alive! Learn about living systems and how you can incorporate them into your lessons.
  • National Institutes of Health
Learn about the effects of migraines, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Use these fact sheets and activities to educate your students.
  • University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences
Learn how your brain takes in your surroundings. These fun, hand-on group activities are great for primary students.
  • University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences
Your cells never looked so good. This website provides images and videos of all kinds of cells with descriptions.
  • The American Society for Cell Biology
How does the brain learn? Take this free online course to find out.
  • The Annenberg Foundation
Help your students prevent and understand concussions. These lesson plans provide hands-on activities to learn more about head injuries.
  • University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences
Why do scientists use animals in research? Use this resource to understand the process and benefits of animal research.
  • Understanding Animal Research
Let neuroscience help you in the classroom. This resource gives you a primer to brain-based education.
  • Illinois State University

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.