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View Resource Neuroscience for Kids

Eric H. Chudler, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Washington, provides this online neurology site aimed at K-12 students and teachers. The Explore the Nervous System section highlights this site, a 60 part tutorial on the brain, spinal cord, nervous system, neurons, sensory systems, neurosystems, neuroscience methods, and the effects of drugs on...

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
View Resource BrainConnection

Originally featured in The Scout Report in 2002, BrainConnection has expanded substantially while continuing to be an engaging resource about how the brain works and how people learn. Some resources, such as those in the Brain Teasers & Games section, will appeal to younger learners. Most resources, however, have been curated for parents, educators, and the generally curious. Readers will find...

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https://brainconnection.brainhq.com/
View Resource The Secret Life of the Brain

This Web site is the online companion to a five-part series about the human brain from PBS. With loads of fantastic interactive features, this site makes learning about the brain both fun. One of the highlight of this site is the 3-D tour of the brain; users can rotate and zoom in or out on a model of the brain, clicking on areas of interest to learn their function. The drop-down menus on the same...

https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/brain/index.html
View Resource Scientific American Frontiers: Make Up Your Mind

This Web site is the online complement to Make Up Your Mind, a recently aired episode of the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers. This site would be a great addition to classroom material on brain anatomy and function, and could be tailored for a broad range of grade levels. Features include a Teaching Guide with downloadable activities and a quiz (for grades 5-8), plus Web links and other...

http://www.pbs.org/program/scientific-american-frontiers/
View Resource BBC Science Programmes: Human Senses

This BBC Web site is absolutely packed with interactive features and cool facts about human senses. Created as the online companion to a recently-aired BBC science documentary series, this Web site offers a fun way to explore the five senses and the human brain. A set of quirky tests help visitors determine whether they are supertasters, learn about their personalities via the foods they crave, or...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/tv/humansenses/
View Resource The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

They're finally here! The NIH Office of Science Education has recently launched Web versions of curriculum supplements from its series of "interactive teaching units that combine cutting-edge research discoveries from the National Institutes of Health with state-of-the-art instructional materials." "The Brain" is intended for grades 9-12. The supplement provides detailed, downloadable lesson...

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-understanding-n...
View Resource Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education

This sharp looking website is for the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE) which "publishes peer-reviewed reports of innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education...[and] serves as a mechanism for faculty to exchange information...such as laboratory exercises, new media, curricular considerations, and teaching methods." Visitors will find the "Supplementary Materials" tab...

http://www.funjournal.org/
View Resource The Mind: Teaching Modules

How does the mind work? And what do we know about its various operations? This series from the Annenberg Foundation (originally produced by Colorado State University) offers 35 short video clips that cover current findings on language processing, drug treatment and addictions, and cognitive development throughout the life span. The programs also cover mood and personality disorders, and pain and...

http://www.learner.org/resources/series150.html
View Resource The Whole Brain Atlas (Last reviewed in the Scout Report on April 19, 2002)

Created by Keith A. Johnson and J. Alex Becker of Harvard University, the Whole Brain Atlas is a wonderful resource for physicians and others in the allied health sciences. First-time visitors may wish to start with the "Neuroimaging Primer," a nice introduction to process courtesy of Dr. Johnson. After this introduction, visitors can compare the "Normal Brain" images to those that display the...

http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html
View Resource Exploratorium: Optical Illusions

From the "Depth Spinner" to the "Cafe Wall Illusion," the Exploratorium has collected menagerie of thought-provoking and visually intriguing optical illusions. These particular illusions were picked out by staff members and represent the best of the best. First-time visitors simply must start with the "Fading Dot." This exercise in visual acuity will show users that the eye is constantly receiving...

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https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/optical-illusions
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