Internet Neuroscience Resources for Kids

Brain Alphabet
Discover the 26 letters of the alphabet on the surface of the brain.
Brain Facts and Figures
Interesting facts concerning the brain and spinal cord.

Brain Fitness
Your Guide to Good Brain Health
Brain Icons
Add some brainy icons to your computer
Brain Screen Savers
Add some brainy screen savers to your computer
Brain Metaphors
The brain is like a ...
Brain Quotes
Famous quotations about the brain.
Brain Worksheets
Puzzles, Cards, Bookmarks, Signs and Games!
The Brain in Advertising
How advertisers use the brain to sell products.
"Brainy" Electronic Postcards
Send a free electronic postcard with a brain theme to a friend.
Brain Explorers
Hands-on experiments for grade 3-5.
NeuroCalendar
Print out a calendar containing important dates and events in brain research.
Milestones in Neuroscience Research
Chronology of the discoveries and advances in neuroscience research.
"Free" Stuff
Places to get free publications, posters and tapes about neuroscience, drug abuse and neurological disorders.
Neuroscience In the Movies
How has Hollywood used neuroscience in films?
Neuroscience Word Origins
Greek and Latin origins of terms used in neuroscience.
Neuroscience On Stamps
See how neuroscience has been commemorated on postage stamps.
Nobel Prize Winners (Neuroscience)
Names, nationalities and neuroscience work
Questions about Neuroscience
Common questions (and answers) about the brain and neuroscience.
Brain Movies
Hollywood-style motion pictures with the word "Brain" in the title.
Brain Jokes
Riddles and jokes using neuroscience words.
Brain Cartoons
Selected cartoons from the Neuroscience for Kids web site.
Treasure Trove of Brain Trivia
Brain trivia from the NFK Newsletter.
Neuroscience Coloring Book
Color these pictures to make your own book.
The Nervous System from A to Z
A brainy online alphabet book.
Site of the Month.
Selections from the Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter.
Sam's Brainy Adventure
An online comic book that explores the human brain.
My Brain is Me!
An online book for young readers.
BrainWorks
Watch a 30-minute TV show about the brain! With the help of five kids, host Eric Chudler takes viewers on a journey inside of the brain. The show begins in the studio with an introduction to the nervous system. The kids then visit laboratories where they learn about automatic functions of the brain and how the electrical activity of the brain is recorded. Back in the studio, the kids see a real human brain and build their own model nerve cells and brains.
Just the Brain Facts
A 2-minute animated movie (with background music) with some interesting facts and figures about the brain and nervous system.
NEURO4KIDS.COM
T-shirts, mugs, cards, posters, games and activities! These products were created from materials on the Neuroscience for Kids Web site.

Other Resources

AboutIntelligence
Reference guide to different forms of intelligence.

Are we unique?
Understanding the science of the mind - from The Franklin Institute

BrainLink
BrainLink produces wonderful materials including story books, rabbit and cat brain molds and models and other activities that focus about the nervous system. Four units of BrainLink materials are available: Brain Comparisons, Motor Highways, Sensory Signals, and Memory and Learning. They are appropriate for elementary school students. The materials have been in development for several years and I highly recommend them. For more information about BrainLink, contact Carolina Biological Supply.

Brain is Boss
A short introduction to the brain from KidsHealth.

Commercial Resources
Commercial resources to teach neuroscience.

Coordination and Control
Module about the nervous system with basic information and experiments for middle school students and teachers.

Dictionary for Brain Surgery Patients
From the American Brain Tumor Association

eBrain
Interactive exploration of the sheep brain.

Exploring Time
Explore the mysteries of the time.

The Exploratorium
Memory | Science Snacks | Cow Eye Dissection

How Stuff Works - The Brain
A brief introduction to neuroanatomy.

Know Your Brain
"Brain Basics" developed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Making Connections, Making Choices
Program sponsored by the School of Nursing at the Univ. of Washington.

Morphonix
Interactive multimedia software including the CD-ROM title Journey into the Brain.

Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
PBS program about the effects of drugs on the brain and on society. The site also includes animations of the effects of drugs on the brain.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The NIDA has created two slide teaching packets for health practitioners, teachers and neuroscientists:
  1. The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana
  2. The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction

Newton's Apple
Search for shows about the brain, nervous system and the senses.

NOVA - The TV series from PBS
The Brain Eater - Mad Cow Disease
Coma
The Universe Within

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Brain and Learning)
Exploring a neuroscientific approach to learning to see if relevant research can better guide education policy makers as to how the learning sciences and brain research can begin to find common objectives.

Scientific American Frontiers - "Make Up Your Mind"
A look at the frontal lobe.

Scientific American Frontiers - "The Wonder Pill"
The mysterious power of the placebo.

Scientific American Frontiers - "Changing Your Mind"
The brain's ability to change.

Then and Now - Human Behavior
A PBS special on discoveries in human behavior.

"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose."
--- Dr. Seuss

"We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous."
--- Carl Sagan

"The brain is a monstrous, beautiful mess. Its billions of nerve cells - called neurons - lie in a tangled web that displays cognitive powers far exceeding any of the silicon machines we have built to mimic it."
--- William F. Allman

"The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory."
--- Santiago Ramon y Cajal

"Swiftly the brain becomes an enchanted loom, where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern - always a meaningful pattern - though never an abiding one."
--- Sir Charles Sherrington

"Shaped a little like a loaf of French country bread, our brain is a crowded chemistry lab, bustling with nonstop neural conversations."
--- Diane Ackerman

"The human brain, then, is the most complicated organization of matter that we know."
--- Isaac Asimov

"A better understanding of the brain is certain to lead man to a richer comprehension both of himself, of his fellow man, and of society, and in fact of the whole world with its problems."
--- John C. Eccles

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