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Brain Power: Grades 4-5


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.
  • 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.
  • The Human Brain: A Guided Tour. [Greenfield, S. A.] New York, NY: Basic Books, 1998.
    Written for a lay audience, it provides a holistic view of the brain as an integral part of the body; part of the Science Masters Series.
  • A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator’s Guide to the Human Brain. [Sylwester, R.] Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995.
    The book discusses the structure and function of the brain, and explains how we think, dream, digest food, and much more.

Resources for Students

  • Neuroscience for Kids
    Contains information on the brain and neurotransmission, activities, experiments, pictures, and other resources for students and educators.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Brain: Our Nervous System. [Simon, S.] New York, NY: William Morrow, 1997.
    This book offers simple, yet comprehensive, information on the brain and the nervous system.
  • Big Head! A Book About Your Brain and Your Head. [Rowan, P.] New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
    Gives an overview of the different parts of the brain; includes detailed color pictures and transparencies.

This page was last updated September 2012

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NIDA. (2012, September 1). Brain Power: Grades 4-5. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-4-5

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