Copyright: Gary E. Duncan, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

The development of the Brain Explorers curriculum was funded by a Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership grant (5 R25 DA11657-03) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (5-R25-AA-014841), National Institutes of Health.

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Unit One: The Nervous System

  • Lesson One: Full Body Tracing
  • Lesson Two: Clay Brains
  • Lesson Three: Magic Wand
  • Quiz and Review

Unit Two: The Cellular Basis of Life

  • Lesson Four: Introduction to Microscopy
  • Lesson Five: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Lesson Six: Neuron Structure

Unit Three: Communication in the Nervous System

  • Lesson Seven: Reaction Time
  • Lesson Eight: Neurotransmission Felt Kit
  • Lesson Nine: Neurotransmission Dance
  • Lesson Ten: Development

Extensions and Standards

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