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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)
    Drug Pubs is NIDA’s research dissemination center. Visitors can order hard copies of NIDA publications or download electronic versions in multiple formats.
  • Sara’s Quest
    This site from NIDA contains a multiple choice game on a variety of drug related categories.
  • 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.
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)
    This Web site provides useful information and products to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning.
  • Lynch, B. S. Growing Up Tobacco Free: Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youth. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1994. Addresses tobacco prevention programs for youth, the effect of tobacco advertising, controls and bans on tobacco sales, and taxation as a prevention strategy; also explains nicotine’s effects on the brain and body and the process of addiction.
  • Scientists Find How Nicotine Affects Brain
    A brief discussion of scientists’ discovery of how nicotine affects the brain.
  • Neuroscience Resources for Kids—Nicotine
    A discussion of the history of tobacco and effects of nicotine on the body.
  • Tobacco-Free Sports Playbook
    Designed for school administrators and others who work with children; includes information on smoking and how to develop smoke-free sports activities for youth.

Resources for Students

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    www.drugabuse.gov, 301-443-1124
    This Web site contains information about drug abuse, with sections designed specifically for students.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse. Mind Over Matter: The Brain’s Response to Nicotine, 1998. Part of the NIDA’s “Mind Over Matter” series on drugs for middle school students; focuses on nicotine and nicotine addiction. Available at teens.drugabuse.gov/mom/)
  • Friedman, David. Focus on Drugs and the Brain. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990. Part of the "Drug-Alert Book" series; includes a section on nicotine and addiction.
  • Neuroscience for Kids
    Presents the history of tobacco and cigarette smoking, nicotine addiction, and the effect of nicotine on the brain.

This page was last updated September 2012