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Neuroscience for Kids, a University of Washington project designed for Brain Awareness Week 2001, is THE place for students and teachers who want to learn more about the brain. This site is loaded with information but here are a few direct links to specific topics.

Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn more about the nervous system. Enjoy the activities and experiments on your way to learning more about the brain and spinal cord. Check out these links to the right.


Watch the Brain Learn is an activity from The Franklin Institute that demonstrates that the more one practices a task, the easier it becomes.

How do nerve cells transmit a signal?

At The Exploratorium dominoes are used to demonstrate this process.

Falling dominoes


These lesson plans about the senses from The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory are in Spanish and English.

The Franklin Institute online has great activities about the senses;

Coming To Your Senses

Exclamation pointFun Facts about the brain to share with your class.

Pointing finger

More fun facts including an amazing optical illusion. You will want to cut and paste this illusion into your paint program to test what your eyes are telling you!!!

Motorcycle helmet

Brain injury is the leading cause of death in bicycle accidents. KidsHealth contains more information about head injuries in children.

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