For Educators

Funny photograph of a toy brain with toy glasses resting on an open book
Encourage your students to look for neuroscience outside of science class.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
We all know that kids spend many hours a day using smartphones but what is it doing to their brains?
  • Stanford University
Show students an example of some of the tools neuroscientists use to image the brain.
  • MIT
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Encourage students to be more active, not only for their physical health, but for their brain health as well!
  • BrainBlogger
Take the traditional game of tag and turn it into a game of neuroscience tag!
  • University of Washington
Get your students out of their seats and have them act out how neurons transmit messages.
  • Brain U
Check out these optical illusions and learn why your brain gets tricked!
  • BBC
Do you think you could compete in a Brain Bee? Attempt these questions to find out!
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Create your own brain fair in the classroom with these activities.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neuroscience has begun to trace the complex network of cognitive and neural processes that come together to create sudden insight.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Have your students practice their neuroscience knowledge with this jeopardy-style game.
  • University of Washington
Read this to discover some simple strategies to assist students with time management and other executive functions.
  • Edutopia
You might think that having lots of colorful posters in your classroom will aid students but this may not be true in reality. Read more to find out why.
  • Edutopia

3D Brain

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