For Educators

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These puzzles, quizzes, challenges, and interactive activities are a fun way to learn about neuroscience while staying at home.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Play a game to map the brain with other online citizen-neuroscientists.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Students are introduced to brain structure, neurotransmitters, hormones, and neural networks in this nine part lesson.
  • Baylor College of Medicine
Sheep brains are often available in local grocery stores and can be used as effective teaching tools. Use this sheep brain dissection guide to teach students about brain anatomy.
  • University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences
Animals in research are good for humans and the animals, too. Learn about the many benefits to this approach: kids edition.
  • Kids 4 Research
Animals in research are good for humans and the animals, too. Learn about the many benefits to this approach: teens edition.
  • Kids 4 Research
Animals in research are good for humans and the animals, too. Learn about the many benefits to this approach: teachers edition.
  • Kids 4 Research
Almost everyone knows someone affected by Alzheimer's disease. The Forgetting is a documentary that includes lesson plans to help teach about the disease.
  • PBS
Explore the stages of a good night's sleep and the research linking sleep to memory.
  • PBS
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

3D Brain

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