Brain Power

Brain Power is a travelling outreach program developed jointly by Pacific Science Center and Group Health Cooperative.

Lesson Plans
The Brain Power curriculum is designed for grades five through eight. The curriculum offers a combination of teacher taught and student taught lessons. The lessons were designed to be hands-on, fun, inexpensive and easy to implement.
Brain Power: It's All in Your Head
Explores the physical, sensory and behavioral brain, the biology of drug dependency and the effects drugs have on the brain. Each lesson utilizes inexpensive materials for hands-on lessons that investigate
  • The structure and function of the brain
  • How the brain learns and perceives the world
  • Effects drugs have on the brain
  • The decisions we make and how they effect our lives
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  • Exhibits
    Brain Power includes 30 hands-on, portable exhibits. The exhibits investigate the workings of the brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. The following links allow the user to interact with four of the exhibits.
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    Making Connections
    The Brain Power program is supported by grants from the National Center for Research Resources and the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health in partnership with the University of Washington and the Washington Association for Biomedical Research.

    Brain Power is a collaborative effort by Group Health Cooperative and Pacific Science Center. The program uses hands-on activities to impart concepts and information about the nervous system, anatomy/physiology and the biology of drug dependency to student and adult audiences.

    Curriculum Order Form
    Bring Brain Power to your school or community! Click on the link below to get a printable form for ordering the Brain Power: It's All in Your Head curriculum materials. Order form in PDF format Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe.

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