Neuroscience for Kids!

July 11th, 2006 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Neuroscience for Kids

At this site, designed for kids, you can learn all about neuroscience and discover the importance of your brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. Be prepared to spend some time at this site learning about:

  • The World of Neuroscience – Find out about the history of neuroscience, what it’s like to be a neuroscientist, meet some Nobel Prize winners, and ponder neuroethics.
  • Brain Basics — Is there a difference between she brains and he brains? Learn about the composition of the brain and its many functions. Get some tips for keeping your brain fit.
  • Higher Functions — Explore the myth that we only use 10% of our brains, find out if the full moon really has an effect on behavior, and discover the impact of chocolate on the brain. Does music make you smarter? Get the answer to that question and more…
  • The Spinal Cord — Get familiar with the different segments of the spinal cord and learn about reflexes.
  • The Peripheral Nervous System – Find out what organs and muscles are controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
  • The Neuron — Learn about brain cells, synapses, and neurotransmitters.
  • The Sensory System — Find out where your sensory receptors are located, and get the 4-1-1 on your 5 senses. Discover the amazing senses of animals.
  • Neuroscience Methods & Techniques — Scientists explain electrodes and brain imaging. Learn about careers in neuroscience.
  • The Effects of Drugs on the Nervous System — discover what alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and other drugs do to the brain and nerves.
  • Neurological and Mental Disorders — learn about the effects of diseases and injuries to the brain and nervous system including: Alzheimer’s Disease, Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Soccer Head Injuries — and learn the latest research info on Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and ADHD.

This site has extensive information presented with text, photographs, diagrams, and there are some activities to reinforce learning about neuroscience as well.

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