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 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
During this lab activity, students will explore two types of sensory processes. First, they will investigate how one identifies different flavors. Then, they will explore the ways the brain interprets the visual images that reach the eye.
  • University of Pennsylvania
Explore the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center in Belmont, Mass., which houses more than 6,000 samples and specimens.
  • National Geographic
In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn how the brain receives and sends signals to the body.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn how alcohol affects different parts of the brain, which in turn affects behavior.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
An interactive website about the eye. Learn about the parts of the eye and eye safety, and try out some optical illusions.
  • National Eye Institute
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
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

3D Brain

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