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The Brain: Teachers

Neuroscience for Kids

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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, so 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.

Brain Activities and Lesson Plans

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Click on the brain parts to find out what job each part has.




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How do nerve cells transmit a signal? At the Exploratorium dominoes are used to demonstrate this process.




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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.

Find classroom activities for grades 3-5, including making a model of the brain from modeling dough.

Brain Fun

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Fun Facts about the brain to share with your class.

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!!!

Great Brain Resources

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For a wealth of facts about the brain and lots of resources for your teaching unit, take some time to explore this site, starting with the Basic Facts section.

Your students will enjoy this interactive guided tour of the brain.

Scholastic offers an engaging Study Jam on the brain and the nervous system.

KidsHealth (also available in Spanish) has a section on the brain that includes facts, an engaging video, and a quiz. A teacher's guide is included with suggested classroom activities, including making a model of the brain out of modeling dough.

Brainteasers for your students to exercise and challenge their brains.

This Australian site has kid-friendly information on the brain, the nervous system, and memory.

Brain Safety

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

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