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View Resource William H. Calvin Books and Articles

The full-text of several books authored by University of Washington professor William H. Calvin are available online. His newest book A Brain for All Seasons (A Scientific American book of the month) is about "what sudden climate flips did to human evolution over the last 2.5 million years." Most of his other books also focus on the subjects of the brain and human evolution. The hyperlinked table...
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...
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...
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...
View Resource Brain: The Inside Story

The brain is quite flexible and resilient, and this online exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History explores both of these traits, along with looking at current research into how the brain works. This website offers a nice complement to the in situ exhibit, and visitors can make their way through five sections, including "Your Sensing Brain", "Your Emotional Brain", and "Your 21st...
View Resource NSF Special Report: Understanding the Brain

In 2013, President Obama unveiled "The Brain Initiative," a ten-year, nearly one billion dollar effort to unlock the mysteries of the brain. With contributions by everyone from the National Institute of Health (NIG) to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Google, the initiative focuses on diverse fields and research methodologies. Readers will find much to explore on this accompanying website...

View Resource The Dana Foundation: Kids

The Dana Foundation is on a mission to promote education about the human brain, and the Kid's section of the organization's website is packed with fun-filled educational activities and suggestions. Why not start with the Fun section, where readers will find links to dozens of games for elementary school, middle school, and high school students. The Lab is another great place to spend time on the...