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Grades 2-3


The lists below include resources for teachers and students.

Resources for Teachers

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    www.drugabuse.gov, 301-443-1124
    This Web site contains information about drug abuse as well as a section designed specifically for parents, teachers, and students.
  • NIDA DrugPubs
    drugpubs.drugabuse.gov , 877-NIDA-NIH (877-643-2644)
    Drug Pubs is NIDA’s research dissemination center. Visitors can order hard copies of NIDA publications or download electronic versions in multiple formats.
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
    store.samhsa.gov, 1-800-729-6686
    NCADI provides information and materials on substance abuse. Many free publications are available here.
  • Nicholls, J.G., Wallace, B.G., Fuchs, P.A., & Martin, A.R. From Neuron to Brain. Sunderland, MA, Sinauer Associates, 2001. Developed for readers with an interest in the human nervous system with little or no background in the biological sciences; describes how nerve cells transmit signals and messages.
  • Woolsey, T.A., Hanaway, J., & Gado, M.H., The Brain Atlas: A Visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System. Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons: Fitzgerald Science, 2003. This book is a comprehensive and accurate atlas of the brain. It includes nearly 400 images of the brain and its pathways.
  • History of Neuroscience
    Lists the history of neuroscience from 4000 B.C. to the present.

Resources for Students

  • Friedman, D. Focus on Drugs and the Brain. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990. Part of the "Drug-Alert Book" series; gives a good overview of the brain, neurotransmission, effects of drugs on the brain, and addiction.
  • Neuroscience for Kids
    Contains information on the brain and neurotransmission, activities, experiments, pictures, and other resources for students and educators.

This page was last updated September 2012

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