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BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources
Baylor College of Medicine has resources for K-8 and high school biology teachers, including lesson plans, news stories, and classroom activities.
The Brain From Top to Bottom
This site, from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction sponsors, offers in-depth information to students of all levels about such brain-related issues as the senses, memory, pleasure and pain, and mental disorders.
The Dana Foundation's "Glossary of Key Brain Science Terms" contains newly updated terms that reflect the continuing evolution of neuroscience research.
The ChemCollective offers teachers and students free virtual lab materials, tutorials, scenarios, and simulations to use in class, along with an opportunity for teachers to share materials with one another. The National Science Digital Library and the National Science Foundation sponsor the site.
This Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory site offers interactive features, guides, and lessons for educators teaching about DNA.
Genes to Cognition Online
Genes to Cognition Online is a website by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The site focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive process and research approaches through interactive maps and images.
High School Bioethics
The High School Bioethics Project at NYU School of Medicine. See more resources from Georgetown University.
The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project, part of the National Human Genome Research Institute, offers a free online kit for high school students interested in human genetics. The kit explores topics such as the history of genetic discovery, the future of research and medicine, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic knowledge.
It's Mindboggling Booklet
A fun booklet about the brain and brain research from the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. (PDF)
More Mindbogglers! Booklet
Ready for more activities and facts about the brain? Check out the latest booklet from the Dana Alliance. (PDF)
Mysteries of the Brain Video Series
The National Science Foundation has partnered with NBC to create this online video series to help us understand the latest research from scientists and to better understand the complexities of the human brain.
Science programs offered by the Nature Publishing Group for kids in various grade levels.
Neuroscience & the Classroom
This site for teachers that helps explain information about the brain to students. Through lesson plans, videos, and course guides, teachers can better relate science to their students.
With or without the television shows provided, teachers can use this site for biology and science topics, including health, medicine, food, and technology.
NIDA for Teens
Developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), with input from teenagers, this site delivers science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so that kids will be armed with better information to make healthy decisions.
NIDCD Site for Kids and Teachers
How loud is too loud? This program was developed by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH Office of Science Education
The National Institutes of Health offer science and health curriculum supplements and educational resources for grades K-12.
NOVA provides teacher's guides—including a substantial number of classroom and online interactive activities—that can be either used on their own or in conjunction with the television programs that inspired them. Choose from a variety of topics within life science, physical science, earth and space science, and technology.
Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science, a web portal created by the New York Academy of Sciences' K-12 Science Education Initiative, is a virtual home for New York City science teachers to link to the digital resources of the Academy, and the science world beyond. Pathways to Science contains blogs, an active discussion board, links to resources, and direct access to Academy content.
An educational site for science articles, activities, and interactive resources for adults and kids ages 6-12.
Science Net Links
Lesson plans and science related tools for ages K-12.
Science Teaching and Learning Resources, Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
More than 1,000 teaching and learning resources from a variety of federal agencies are sorted by topic and presented here.
Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Videos
Watch thewinning submissions for SfN's annual Brain Awareness Video Contest.
Virtual Cell Animation Collection
Advanced virtual cell animations—from protein transport to photosynthesis—are available at this North Dakota State University site.
The Zombie Autopsies
These original lessons build upon one another and have an accompanying plot line where the world is fighting a zombie apocalypse and the best and the brightest young people are being trained as medical students – with a specialty in neuroscience--with the hopes that they will be able to provide a cure to this terrible epidemic and save humanity. From PBS Newshour, and tied to the book, The Zombie Autopsies, by Steven Schlotzmann, MD, but can stand alone.
Beyond Discovery: The Path from Research to Human Benefit
Learn about the origins of many scientific discoveries, and see the application of science in our everyday life and how everyday life inspires science. This site is no longer actively updated, but is maintained by the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences.
Changing the Face of Medicine
Want to learn about some incredible role models? Celebrate the lives and achievements of numerous female physicians who have made great strides in the practice of medicine. You can find bios for specific female physicians or browse through the entire group.
History of European Neuroscience Projects
Take a look at a variety of historical scientific instruments, timelines in neurology, European portraits and caricatures of neuroscientists, among other projects funded by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.
Milestones in Neuroscience Research
In 4000 B.C., they discovered the euphoric effects of poppy plants. By the 5th & 6th centuries B.C., the sensory nerves were dissected, and Hippocrates and Plato first proposed that the brain was the center of human intelligence and mental processes. Follow this link to explore the history of neuroscience research.
NLM: Online Exhibitions and Digital Projects
Learn about public health efforts through the decades, discover important medical achievements from the ancient Greeks and early Muslims, and take a look at the other online exhibitions. Many exhibitions include online activities and lesson plan ideas.
Nobel Laureates Facts
Check out the Nobel Laureate profiles and their award-winning discoveries from each year.
Then and Now: In Search of Ourselves--Human Behavior
A journey through the past century of human behavior, this link provides a timeline of the major discoverers in human behavior from 1900 to today.
ActionBioscience.org is an educational website that provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges such as the environment and biotechnology.
BrainFacts.org is a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience, which provides information about the brain and nervous system.
EurekAlert! is science reporting for kids, and includes games and kid-friendly science stories. EurekaAlerts! is operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Neuroscience in the News--for Kids
Scientific news for kids.
Every week, Science for Kids adds an article about a study published in a recent edition of the journal, Science. The site, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), also links to activities and other AAAS resources.
A resource of the Society for Science and the Public.
Last Updated: 11/7/16