Other Resources for Teaching Neuroscience
Listed below are some of the companies that supply materials that could be used to learn more about the brain. Although these products may be useful to you, I do not endorse any of these companies or products.


Kits/Models

Brain Specimens

Charts, Software, Videos

Neuroscience Kits and Models

  • American 3B Scientific

  • American Science and Surplus
    3605 Howard Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: 1-847-982-0870
    FAX: 1-800-934-0722
    This company stocks a variety of teaching supplies that could be used in many classroom activities.

  • Anatomy Warehouse

  • Brain Caps
    William B. Hugg Enterprises, Inc.
    1721 Kirks Lane ? Dresher, PA 19025
    Phone: 1-800-255-7946
    12-35 caps for $0.91 each; 36-74 caps for $0.86 each; 75+ caps for $0.80 each.

  • Brain Savvy
    BrainSavvy looks like a board-game but is actually a tool for teaching any subject. Teams compete to answer questions from the lesson. Pawns are brain-shaped magnets.

  • Delta Education
    • Plastic brain model ($13.50)

  • Denoyer-Geppert
    7701 N. Austin Ave.
    Skokie, IL 60077-2604
    Phone: 1-847-965-9600
    Brain models are a bit expensive.

  • Dizzywood
    A fun free game for kids (grades 3-7) that supports collaborative play and cognitive development.

  • Einstein's Emporium
    Phone: 1-800-522-8281
    • Brain/Skull, Human Eye, Human Ear, The Five Senses (prices vary)

  • ETA Cuisenaire
    Phone: 1-800-445-5985
    • Plastic brain model ($44.95)
    • Sheep brain ($8.95 each)
    • Brain anatomy model ($14.95)

  • Flinn Scientific, Inc.
    Phone: 1-800-452-1261
    • Sheep brain with cranial nerve roots ($8.30)
    • Sheep half brain (10 for $42.50)
    • Human brain models ($79.95 - $228.75)

  • ForTeachersOnly.com
    • Brain eraser pencil tops (50 for $10.95)
    • Brain power pencils (144 for $22.49)

  • GeneralMedical.com
    • Novelty items such as Brain Jell-O molds, hats, chocolate brains, ties and mugs
    • Brain, eye and ear models

  • Grau-Hall Scientific
    Phone: 1-800-331-4728
    • Sheep brain ($10.60/each)

  • Biomedical Models Company
    P.O. Box 620
    Ramsey, NJ 07446-0620
    Phone: 1-800-635-4801
    FAX: 1-201-236-0016

    OR

    327 S. 7th St.
    Hudson, WI 54016
    Phone: 1-800-782-6924
    FAX: 1-215-386-7573

    Biomedical Models Company is a bit on the expensive side, but they make high quality products. Examples:

    • 2 part human brain model ($149.00)
    • Rat brain model ($89.00)

  • Delta Education
    P.O. Box 3000
    Nashua, NH 03061-3000
    Phone: 1-800-260-9577
    • Plastic Brain Model ($13.50)
    • Vision/Hearing Kit ($29.95)
    • Senses Kit ($12.95)
    • Body Basics Kit ($29.95)

  • Educational Insights - Ages 8 to adult (available in some toy stores)
    • The Human Body (21 science projects; about $10.00)

  • GPI Anatomicals
    960 North Shore Drive
    Lake Bluff, IL 60044
    phone: 847-615-8900
    fax: 847-615-8920

  • Lapelpinplanet.com

  • Lifeline Educational Materials
    2480-4 Briarcliff Rd. NE, No. 373
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Phone: 1-877-646-5433
    • Human Brain Models = $89-$529
    • Eye/Ear Models = $59-$689

  • Lindberg Plastic Models (Craft House Corporation) - Grade 3 and up
    • Human Ear (about $10.00)
    • Human Eye (about $10.00)
    • Human Nose and Mouth (about $10.00)

  • MPM School Supplies

  • NEURO4KIDS.COM
    • T-shirts
    • Mugs
    • Stationery

  • NeuroMart
    • Brain Models
    • Books
    • Charts

  • Sargent-Welch
    (Nervous system model activity kit = $81.50/set; Sight and Sound kit = $57.00/kit; Action/Reaction kit = $140.00/kit)

  • Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories
    • Brain Models
    • Videos
    • Charts

  • Scientific Explorer Series - Ages 9 to adult (available in some toy stores)
    • The Science of Scent (about $20.00)
    • The Science of Sound (about $20.00)
    • The Science of Taste (about $20.00)

  • Simuplast Models

  • Visual Illusion "Playing Cards" - Grades K-12
    These are two packs (52 cards each) of playing cards with visual illusions on them. Included in each pack is a small booklet that explains the illusions. Available from:
    Y and B Associates, Inc.
    33 Primrose Lane
    Hempstead, NY 11550

Brains, Brains, Brains

  • Bio Corporation
    (Cow Brain = $13.60; Sheep Brain = $2.25; Cow eye = $1.05)

  • Blue Spruce Biological Supply, Inc.
    701 Park St.
    Castle Rock, CO 80104
    Phone: 1-800-825-8522
    FAX: 1-303-688-3428
    (Sheep Brain = $6.55; cow eye = $0.95; cerebral cortex or cerebellum slide = $2.64; spinal cord slide = $2.64)

  • Carolina Biological Supply Company - An EXCELLENT Resource
    2700 York Road
    Burlington, NC 27215
    Phone: 1-800-334-5551
    FAX: 1-800-222-7112
    (Sheep brain dissection kit = $77.95; includes 15 sheep brains; Sheep brains = $6.50 - $8 ea; Cow spinal cord, 4 in. section = $3.30 ea)
    (Comparative Brain Preparation including fish, frog, turtle, chicken and rat brains = $199.00; Other brain preparations = $125-210)
    (Microscope slides of brain and nerve = $2.50-3.95 ea)

  • Connecticut Valley Biological
    82 Valley Rd., P.O. Box 326
    Southhampton, MA 01073
    Phone: 1-800-628-7748 or 1-413-527-4030
    FAX: 1-800-355-6813
    (Sheep brain = $7.20; calf brain = $22.50; cow spinal cord = $3.30; human brain model = $98-$208)

  • Fisher Scientific
    Phone: 1-800-766-7000
    (Sheep brain = $7.80; sheep eye = $5.85 for 10; pig eye = $6.75 for 10; 2-part human brain plastic model = $99.00; life-size plastic skull = $93.00)

  • Hilltop Lab Animals, Inc.
    Hilltop Drive
    PO BOX 183
    Scottdale, PA 15683
    Phone: 1-800-245-6921
    FAX: 1-724-887-3582
    Rat or mouse brain = $4.45 ea; guinea pig brain = $13.50 ea

  • Nasco Sheep brain = $5.50
    Also has brain models and charts

  • Nebraska Scientific
    (Sheep brain = $6.52-$11.10; Sheep eye = $0.44)

  • Sargent-Welch
    (Sheep brain = $5.25-7.45 ea; Brain/Skull Model = $14.35; Plastic Human skulls = $75.00-231.00; Other brain models = $330.00-381.00; Spinal cord model = $198.00)
    (Microscope slides of brain and nerve = $2.49-6.29 ea)

  • Skulls Unlimited
    Skulls of reptiles, birds, and mammals
    (Human skulls = $89-$525; rabbit skull = $24; rat skull = $12; cat skull = $38; many others available)

  • Taconic Co.
    273 Hover Ave.
    Germantown, NY 12526
    Phone: 518-537-6208
    FAX: 518-537-7287
    (rat brain = $1.50 ea)

  • Zivic-Miller Laboratories, Inc.
    P.O. Box 280
    Zelienople, PA 16063
    Phone: 1-800-422-5227
    FAX: 412-452-5200
    (rat brain = $1.65 ea; rat spinal cord = $4.05 ea; rat cerebellum = $2.70 ea)

Supplies, Charts, Diagrams, Software, Videos

  • Carolina Biological Supply Company
    2700 York Road
    Burlington, NC 27215
    Phone: 1-800-334-5551
    FAX: 1-800-222-7112
    (Brain Kit = $14.20; Skull Kit = $16.95; Visible Head = $25.95; many more expensive models available)
    (Charts: Bioreview sheets on brain, ear or eye = $6.75/30 sheets; Human brain or Human Nervous System charts, 20"x26" = $10.95 ea)
    (Videos: Skin Deep; Eyes and Ears; Dream Voyage; Nerves at Work; Decision; Our Talented Brain - each video = $89.95)
    (Video: The Brain, Our Universe Within Set - from Discovery Channel Miniseries - $49.95/set of 3 videos) (Video: The Development of the Human Brain - $149.00)

  • Fit Brains

  • Interactive Brain Atlas CD
    Product of the Digital Anatomist Program at the University of Washington.
    Cost = $200
    Health Sciences Center for Educational Development
    Box 357161
    Seattle, WA 98195-7161
    phone: 206-685-1186

  • Library Video Company

  • Sargent-Welch
    (Human brain study sheets = $8.50 ea)

  • Science4Kids

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