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 as well as 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.
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.
- Nicholls, J.G., Wallace, B.G., Fuchs, P.A., & Martin, A.R. From Neuron to Brain. Sunderland, MA, Sinauer Associates, 2001. Developed for readers with an interest in the human nervous system with little or no background in the biological sciences; describes how nerve cells transmit signals and messages.
- Woolsey, T.A., Hanaway, J., & Gado, M.H., The Brain Atlas: A Visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System. Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons: Fitzgerald Science, 2003. This book is a comprehensive and accurate atlas of the brain. It includes nearly 400 images of the brain and its pathways.
History of Neuroscience
Lists the history of neuroscience from 4000 B.C. to the present.
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.
Neuroscience for Kids
Contains information on the brain and neurotransmission, activities, experiments, pictures, and other resources for students and educators.
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