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
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
How does the brain learn? Take this free online course to find out.
  • The Annenberg Foundation
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
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
This is the week that neuroscientists get their geek on – for real. When neuroscientists get the chance to show off their neuro-passion, the cortex knows no limits!
  • The Dana Foundation
The real question that I am trying to find out the answer to is "which genes are expressed in the cerebral cortex?"...
In a previous blog post, I described programs available to high school students who wanted to experience life in a neuroscience research laboratory. Research opportunities also exist for college undergraduate students but they are sometimes difficult to find.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Gov. Brown (California) signed into law a program that will create 50 lower-division textbooks and a new type library that will house them.

3D Brain

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