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.
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.
This site from NIDA contains a multiple choice game on a variety of drug related categories.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
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.
- Bellenir, K., ed. Drug Abuse Sourcebook. Health Reference Series, Vol. 14. Omnigraphics, Inc., 2010. Basic health-related information about the abuse of legal and illegal substances such as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and cocaine.
- 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.
Resources for Students
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Mind Over Matter
Series developed to educate children about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain.
- Friedman, D., & Neuhaus, D. Focus on Drugs and the Brain. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990. Part of the “Drug-Alert Book” series. Describes the function of the brain and nervous system and how drugs affect the body.
Neuroscience for Kids
Explores the brain and spinal cord; lists the effects of drugs on the brain and nervous system.
Cite this article
NIDA. (2012, September 1). Brain Power: Grades 2-3. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-2-3