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
In this lesson, students learn key brain structures and the functions they perform. They then design and model an animal's brain.
  • Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Beginning in the 1940s, Canadian brain surgeon Wilder Penfield mapped the brain's motor cortex -- the area that controls the movement of your body's muscles. Now you can relive his exploration of the brain.
  • PBS
Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons.
  • TED
What's going on inside the teenage brain? This Frontline television special explores how science may unlock answers to that question.
  • PBS
In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn about their five senses.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
An interactive tutorial about the brain and disorders of the brain with photos, animations, and sound.
  • Science Museum London
Use interactive tools to see your child's brain development from the inside.
  • Hospital for Sick Children
Learn about the brain through articles, maps, activities, and more, with this resource for teachers and students.
  • The Dana Foundation
In this three-part lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn about the study of human behavior and the importance of understanding mental health.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
A video shows how scientists are making a blueprint of the brain to develop adaptive robots.
  • PBS
This booklet describes the symptoms of anxiety disorders, explains the role of research in understanding the causes of these conditions, describes effective treatments, and suggests ways to make treatment more effective.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
Teaching packets for teachers, aimed at secondary school students. Learn how the brain's reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroin), or marijuana.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

3D Brain

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