The lists below include resources for teachers and students.
Resources for Teachers
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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)
NCADI provides information and materials on substance abuse. Many free publications are available here.
- Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)
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.
- Are We Unique?
Page from the Franklin Institute Web site talks about the science of the human mind.
- 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.
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NIDA (2012). Brain Power: Grades 2-3. Retrieved , from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-2-3