For Educators

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
This Web resource highlights the valuable role that animals play in biomedical research. The anatomy of the reward pathways in the human brain and the rat brain are compared to emphasize their similarities.
  • University of Utah
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
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
A detailed booklet of symptoms, causes, and treatments for schizophrenia, along with information on how to help and cope.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
Here's your teaching manual to the inner workings of the brain. Download the entire PDF or use individual modules.
  • 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
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 the likely causes of distracted driving and its possible effects.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science