Childhood & Adolescence

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It’s not just hormones that explain teen behavior. Environment and social interaction play a role, too.
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Your selections: Childhood and Adolescence
In this lesson Scholastics passes along the knowledge that understanding how your brain works can help explain why you behave like you do.
  • Scholastic
Can your teens tell the difference between their brain and an adult brain?
  • New York Times Blog
How much does the brain develop after birth? How do human brains develop compared to other animals?
  • PBS
With just a roll of the dice your students will learn about how every day choices can affect their brain development.
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We are born with most of the cells that make up our nervous system. However, some parts of the brain add new cells during infancy, and one adds cells throughout life.
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Kenneth Elpus, assistant professor of music education at the University of Maryland, discusses his experience as a music teacher and the fragmentation of art education in public schools.
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  • 22 min
How does your brain absorb the nutrients from your food?
  • University of Washington
This common teaching technique may be based on bad science. Watch the playback of this webinar on learning styles.
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  • 59 min
Teens are wired to learn — but this same wiring makes them vulnerable to addiction. Learn more in this video featuring neuroscientist Frances Jensen.
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  • 3 min
What may seem like whimsical creations are actually important for some children’s cognitive growth.
  • Science Friday
  • 8 min
In this video, Janet Zadina uncovers the truth behind some of the most commonly held brain-based learning myths.
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  • 19 min
A roundtable of scientists discuss ongoing research on the effects and potential applications of marijuana for adolescents in the United States.
  • Science Friday
  • 29 min

3D Brain

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