Neuroscience Teacher Resources

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Students explore their senses. In this biology lesson plan, students will learn about their senses, what affects them, and how the brain works to control our senses in a series of lab activities.
Help your class understand Autism. They conduct research into how the brain is effected by the disorder of autism. Then they write a letter to the Center For Disease Control about their findings and forward some of the new research to them.
Students evaluate the various ways in which cyberspace is beginning to be mapped by geographers, cartographers, artists, and scientists and use their understanding of the information these new maps can convey to create their own maps of non-linear worlds.
Students study about how addiction can have both physiological and behavioral effects. They synthesize their knowledge by creating a sensitivity training session for counselors working with teenagers who are addicted to drugs.
Students share observations on the nuances of meaning in face to face and online interactions with others. After reading an article, they identify the causes and effects of internet flaming. They create their own comic strips demonstrating the outcomes of flaming and write a bill of rights outlining the responsibilities of internet users.
Students examine their own strengths and weaknesses and try to determine if it is a result of nature, nuture or both. After reading an article, they discuss how gender may or may not account for differences in intelligence. They participate in a fishbowl discussion to talk about gender equality and write a reflection paper examining the issue in their school or community.
In this coded message worksheet, students use the two-digit numbers and letters of the alphabet code to decipher a quote about the brain from Santiago Ramon y Cajal. Students decode eighteen words.
Young scholars investigate the nervous system.  In this anatomy lesson, students identify and define vocabulary related to the nervous system. Young scholars role play the parts of a nervous system and perform an experiment measuring and comparing their right and left hand reaction time.
Bring the brain to life for your students with thought-provoking activities
Learners examine the basics of the nervous system through an interactive program. They discover how the brain is linked to muscle movement. They can test cells through the interactive program to see how it reacts to different stimuli.
Students identify the  basic function of the lobes in the brain.  In this memory lesson plan students complete a lab activity on how fast they can react. 
Students consider ways animals help human beings with certain chores, then research more specific tasks dogs are trained to do. They create a help wanted ad enumerating the traits a dog should have before applying for a particular position.
Students record observations and create drawings and models of anatomy using their five senses. They describe the structures of a neuron and analyze each of their functions. They compare and contrast the typical structural features of a general somatic cell to that of the specialized structures of the neuron.
Fifth graders focus on the various types of fish living in different water environments. In groups, they research the different methods used to fish and participate in experiments to determine the effects of mercury on fish, the environment and the people who consume the food. They take field trips to aquatic environments and share their findings with the class on what might happen if the environment is not taken care of.
Students explore constructive ways of handling conflict. In this conflict resolution lesson, students brainstorm things that make them angry, sad, happy, etc. Students listen to a story and identify ways the characters handled conflict in the story.
Students examine the effects of teen drinking. In this personal health lesson plan, students research alcohol's effect on the teen brain. Students discuss their findings about the alcohol-brain connection and create brain maps.
Learners understand the importance of physical fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle.  In this health activity students create a display and presentation about what they learned. 
Students identify structures of the brain, and neurons and analyze their functions.  In this nervous system lesson students create drawings and models of anatomy.
High schoolers describe the development of an infant from conception to birth. In this biology lesson, students discover how a child's brain develop. They explain how children acquire motor and cognitive skills.
Learners consider the difficulties of adapting to the loss of different senses. They work in small groups, each developing a fictional superhero who experiences a loss of one of sense and must compensate for it with his or her other senses.

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