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)
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.
National Academy of Sciences. National Science Education Standards.
Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1995. Book and a brochure summarize the key ideas in the Standards; provides good places to learn more about science education.
- National Science Teachers Association and Miami University. Dragonfly. Science magazine for children that may include some relevant stories and activities; published as a pullout section in Scientific American Explorations.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Provides resources and information for science teachers.
Resources for Students
- Churchill, E.R., Loeschnig, L.V., & Mandell, M. 365 Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials. New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc., 1997. Includes easy projects with step-by-step instructions for using materials around the house to explore science.
- Dr. Seuss. Bartholomew and the Oobleck. New York, NY. Random House, 1970. This book tells the tale of a king that is bored with rain and snow so he orders his royal magicians to create oobleck. This ooey-gooey substance is not exactly what the king had in mind.
- Science Series: Kitchen Chemistry. Monterey, CA: Evan Moor Educational Publishers, 1996. Includes activities and experiments that help students learn about the basic principles of chemistry with materials found in the kitchen.
- VanCleave, J. P. Chemistry for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991. A collection of more than 100 chemistry experiments showing how chemistry is part of our lives.
- Wiese, J. Head to Toe Science. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. Includes over 40 activities and experiments that teach kids about the human body.
Houghton Mifflin Science Center
Links to science-based activities and lessons.
The Why? Files
Explanations for scientific phenomena discussed in the news.
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