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
This website offers a collection of PowerPoint presentations (with scripts) designed for teaching students (pre-primary to higher primary) about the brain and the nervous system.
  • John Hopkins University
This web-resource by the University of Utah considers the effects of genetics, environment, and behavior in an attempt to unravel the complexities of the addicted brain.
  • University of Utah
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
This site features interactive games for students along with lesson plans to teach about how drugs effect the nervous system.
  • Rice University
What happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease? This tour by the Alzheimer's Association explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it.
  • Alzheimer's Association
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
Learn about the science underlying the effects of alcohol on human biology and behavior in this interactive teaching unit from the National Institutes of Health.
  • National Institutes of Health
In this two-part lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn the advantages, disadvantages, and potential of diagnostic imaging technologies in brain research.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
A video shows how scientists are making a blueprint of the brain to develop adaptive robots.
  • PBS
The Virtual Exhibit is a collection of games, demonstrations, and activities for students to learn about sources and effects of protection from dangerous sounds.
  • Oregon Health and Science University
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 (heroine), or marijuana.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
This interactive web resource has articles with photos and demonstrations about how the brain processes information from our bodies, generates thoughts and emotions, stores and recalls memories, and controls movement. Also, watch a video about how scientists store and use donated brain tissue.
  • National Geographic

3D Brain

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