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Brain Power: Grades K-1


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 Research Dissemination Center
    drugpubs.drugabuse.gov , 877-NIDA-NIH (877-643-2644; TTY/TDD: 240-645-0228)
    Order our materials free of charge in English or Spanish.
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
    store.samhsa.gov/home, 1-800-729-6686
    NCADI is operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 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.

Resources for Students

  • Neuroscience for Kids
    Presents the history of tobacco and cigarette smoking, nicotine addiction, and the effect of nicotine on the brain.
  • Friedman, D. Focus on Drugs and the Brain. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990.
    Part of the “Drug-Alert” series, this book gives a good overview of the brain, neurotransmission, the effects of drugs on the brain, and addiction.
  • DeStefano, S. and Neuhaus, D. Focus on Medicines. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990.
    Part of the “Drug-Alert” series, this book gives a good overview of medicines and how various medicines work with the body and brain to help heal.
  • McGinty, A. Staying Healthy: Personal Safety (The Library of Healthy Living). New York, NY: Franklin Watts, Incorporated, 1999.
    Written for young children, this book is a comprehensive overview of the importance of personal safety.
  • Cosgrove, S. Crickle-Crack (Serendipity Books). New York, NY: Price Stern Sloan Publishing, 2001.
    Crickle-Crack is the story of Squeakers, a young squirrel who is curious about a certain tree in the forest, even though he knows it is very dangerous.

This page was last updated September 2009

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NIDA. (2009, September 1). Brain Power: Grades K-1. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-k-1

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