Neuroscience Resources for Educators

There are numerous sites for educators that provide resources to help teach learners about the brain and to foster interest in neuroscience.

 

  • BioEd

BioEd online is an education initiative from the Baylor College of Medicine. It provides free online courses and videos for teachers as well as slides and lesson plans.

https://www.bcm.edu/education/programs/educational-outreach/online-resources/bioed-online

 

  • The BrainBank

The BrainBank provides online teaching materials covering brain biology and function as well as the social aspects of the brain.

http://thebrainbank.org.uk/teaching-materials/

 

  • BrainFacts.org

The BrainFacts website contains information specifically for educators, including online resources and articles.  Their multimedia library can also be filtered according to the age of the target audience.

http://www.brainfacts.org/educators/

 

  • Cognition Laboratory Experiments

The Cognition Laboratory Experiments website from Hanover College includes a selection of online experiments designed to test cognitive processes.

http://psych.hanover.edu/JavaTest/CLE/Cognition/Cognition.html

 

  • The Dana Foundation

The Dana Foundation website has a page dedicated to educator resources that includes lesson plans and primers that provide information on basic neuroscience processes.

http://dana.org/educators/

 

  • The InnerBody

This online resource allows you to interactively explore anatomy in two and three dimensions.  The website includes a section on the nervous system with pictures and brief background information on the different brain structures.

http://www.innerbody.com/image/nervov.html

 

  • Lundbeck Institute Campus

This website provides a slide library that can be used for teaching.

http://institute.progress.im/en/content/slide-library

 

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides online educator resources and materials covering the effects of alcohol on the brain and body.https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Science/main.htm and https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/classroom-resources

 

  • National Institute of Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse website provides educator information on the effects of drugs on the brain and body.  The educator resources includes facts, lesson plans and activities as well as information that is targeted to specific age groups.

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers and https://www.drugabuse.gov/brain-power

 

  • National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health provide a resource and training section, which includes resources for both students and educators.

https://www.nih.gov/research-training/science-education#teachers

 

  • Neuro Tutorials

This website from Hanover College provides online tutorials and guidelines for experiments relating to basic neural functions.

http://psych.hanover.edu/Krantz/neurotut.html

 

  • SNNAP

The Simulator for Neural Networks and Action Potentials (SNNAP) is a programme from the University of Texas that allows students to carry out simulated experiments related to nerve signalling.  The website provides downloads of the software as well as tutorials.

https://med.uth.edu/nba/resources/snnap/

 

  • The Society for Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience includes a selection of educational resources in neuroscience.

https://erin.sfn.org/

 

  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscience training program provides a list of websites that provide neuroscience education resources.

https://ntp.neuroscience.wisc.edu/teacher-resources.htm

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