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Classroom Activities

Each activity combines a lesson about the brain with a fun activity for students to complete. The lessons are organized by grade and age level.

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Fact Sheets

A collection of fact sheets for adults and children on various topics in neuroscience. Available in several languages.

Lessons 

Science history, lessons, and news are covered at these sites.

Neuroeducation 

News, events, and commentary on bridging neuroscience and education.

Puzzles 

A collection of fun and challenging puzzles that teach kids and adults about the brain.


Recent Articles

Brain Training for Kids: Adding a Human Touch

By: Brenna Hassinger-Das, Ph.D., and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.

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Listen to Q&A with Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.)

Google “brain games for kids” and you can find apps, board games, puzzles, phonic fun, improvisational games—the list goes on and on for all ages in a billion dollar market. But questions remain: do toys and games improve thinking or IQ, or do they just make a child better at playing the games?


Using Neuroscience Evidence to Argue Against Solitary Confinement

From scathing reports to court cases, advocates at a Society for Neuroscience meeting describe their efforts to end the mentally harmful practice of confining people.


The Art of Discovering New Brain Cells

Researchers identify new types of cells by looking at the brain through sharper lenses, searching vast gene expression databases, and crowd-sourcing visual analyses.


The Abused Brain

What happens to the brain of a child who is abused, neglected, or otherwise maltreated?


Digging into Sleep’s Effects

Researchers look at the molecular level for answers to why some people can resist the ills of sleep deprivation.


Remembering What We Learn

By: Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger, III, Ph.D., and Kathleen B. McDermott, Ph.D.

(Listen to Q&A with Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger, III, Ph.D.

Our authors provide examples of retrieval practice and individual differences in long-term retention and explore quick and slow learners.


Wrestling With Our Digital World

Researchers explored benefits, dangers, and potential of our modern “device culture” at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.