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Brain Power: Grades 6-9


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The Amazing Brain. Ornstein, R., & Thompson, R. F.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991.
This uniquely illustrated, comprehensive presentation of the numerous and complex functions of the brain is an ideal source for health educators and older students.

Brain Basics: Know Your Brain
Provides an excellent overview of the architecture and functions of the brain.

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Neuroscience for Kids
Useful for both adults and children, this Web site contains information on the brain and neurotransmission, activities, experiments, pictures, and other resources.

The Physical Brain. Byrnie, F.
Woodbridge, CT: Blackbirch Press, Inc., 2001.
This book, part of The Amazing Brain series, uses a variety of illustrations and pictures to describe the development, functions, and specializations of the brain. The book also contains an overview of neurotransmission.

The Great Brain Book: An Inside Look at the Inside of Your Head. Newquist, H.P.
New York: Scholastic Reference, 2005.
The Great Brain Book uses medical illustrations, cartoon illustrations, and interesting photographs to tell the complete story of the brain, from the history of the brain to the future of brain science.

This page was last updated June 2007

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NIDA. (2007, June 1). Brain Power: Grades 6-9. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-6-9

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