Science of the Brain: How the Mind Works
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The U.S. government declared the 1990s the “Decade of the Brain,” and the amount and ... read more »
There is such a wealth of information on the Internet on the topics of neuroanatomy (brain ... read more »
Although scientists are only beginning to scratch the surface, new technologies are helping to ... read more »
There are numerous neuroscience and brain blogs on the Web, many of which ... read more »
More and more teachers—from elementary to college level—are posting their curricula online, turning the Internet into a huge database of educational resources. Whether you need sample lesson plans, assignments or exams, or ideas for labs and projects, teaching neuroscience and the brain for kids is easy with help from the Web.
- Don’t be too quick to dismiss activities that appear to be just for fun. Many suggestions—such as making edible neurons and playing synaptic tag—can teach students a lot about the brain and enable them to grasp complex concepts such as the role of neurotransmitters, enzymes and dendrites.
- Be aware of your audience if you’ll be using brain images for a lecture or presentation. MRI scans might be very useful when shown at a professional conference, but of little interest to young school students. Use particular discretion when displaying images of cadaver brains, which may be considered unethical and offensive to some individuals.
With life expectancy on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly important to preserve cognitive ... read more »