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Brain Power: 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 and a section designed specifically for parents, teachers, and students.
  • NIDA DrugPubs
    drugpubs.drugabuse.gov , 877-NIDA-NIH (877-643-2644)
    DrugPubs 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, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    NCADI provides information and materials on substance abuse. Many free publications are available here.
  • ENC Learning Inc.
    This Web site provides useful information and products to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning.
  • Greenfield, S. A. The Human Brain: A Guided Tour. New York: Basic Books, 1998. Written for a lay audience, provides a holistic view of the brain as an integral part of the body; part of the Science Masters Series.
  • Wade, N., ed. The Science Times Book of the Brain. New York: Lyons Press, 1998. A collection of articles about the brain from the science section of the New York Times.
  • Sylwester, R. A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator’s Guide to the Human Brain. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995. The book discusses the structure and function of the brain, and explains how we think, dream, digest food, and much more.
  • Brain Briefings
    Part of the Society for Neuroscience Web site; gives scientific information on different parts of the brain and brain disorders.

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.
  • Rowan, P. Big Head! A Book About Your Brain and Your Head. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. Gives an overview of the different parts of the brain; includes detailed color pictures and transparencies.
  • Neuroscience for Kids
    Contains information on the brain and neurotransmission, activities, experiments, pictures, and other resources for students and educators.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
    See Episode 34 on the brain.

This page was last updated September 2012

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NIDA. (2012, September 1). Brain Power: Grades 2-3. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-2-3

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