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. Publications and other materials are available free of charge at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov.
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.
From Neuron to Brain. [Nicholls, J. G., Wallace, B. G., Fuchs, P. A., & Martin, A. R.] 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.
The Brain Atlas: A Visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System, 3rd Edition. [Woolsey, T. A., Hanaway, J., Gado, M.H.] Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007.
This book is a comprehensive and accurate atlas of the brain. It includes nearly 400 images of the brain and its pathways.
Resources for Students
Neuroscience for Kids
This site contains information on the brain and neurotransmission, activities, experiments, pictures, and other resources for the students and educators.
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science. [Fleischman, J.] Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002.
Written for ages 9 through 12, this book tells the story of a railroad employee who experienced personality changes after a 13-pound iron rod shot through his brain.
Focus on Drugs and the Brain. [Friedman, D.] Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990.
This book, part of the “Drug-Alert Book” series, gives a good overview of the brain, neurotransmission, effects of drugs on the brain, and addiction.
Understanding Your Brain (Science for Beginners Series). [Treays, R.] Newton, MA: EDC Publications, 1996.
This book describes the parts of the brain and the process of neurotransmission.
The Brain: Our Nervous System. [Simon, S.] New York, NY: Collins Publishers, 2006.
This book presents a simple, yet detailed, overview of the brain and neurotransmission.
Cite this article
NIDA. (2012, September 1). Brain Power: Grades 4-5. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-4-5