Neuroscience is...

Neuroscience is... Cool

The brain is your coolest organ. It is the boss of your other organs, your emotions, your movements, and much more. The brain is fun to study, and here students and teachers can get ideas for classroom activities, experiments, Science Fair topics, and supplies to learn more about the brain.

Free Tools for the Classroom

The AAN wants teachers and parent educators to have helpful and constructive resources for young learners. We have a variety of classroom support items available to you at no cost.

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  • For Young Learners: 
    Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, by JoAnn Deak, Ph.D.This book provides fun facts coupled with beautiful illustrations.
  • For Older Learners:
    The Brain: Anatomy of the Brain Poster  
    This poster provides a clear layout and high-level descriptors of the functions of the brain.
  • For Your Virtual Reality Buffs:
    Google Cardboard, Simple Virtual Reality Goggles
    This learning tool for your classroom fits most smartphones and comes with a suggestion of a neuroscience virtual reality game to play.
  • For Your Whole Class:
    A Classroom Set of Brain-shaped Stress Balls (an order of 25). This tool for your classroom will come with suggestions of how to connect sensory activities to learn about the brain.
  • Teachers: Include your t-shirt size and we will send you a free gift. 

Resources for Teachers and Parent Educators

Pre-K

Engage and excite students with these sensory activities and videos that introduce them to how senses are connected to the brain.

Kindergarten - Second Grade

These activities and lessons help students begin to understand the basic functions of the human brain. 

Third - Fifth Grade

Students begin to dive deeper into learning about the brain through these lessons and websites.

Sixth - Eighth Grade

This set of activities will give students a chance to better understand specific neuroscience concepts and structures of the brain.

Ninth - Twelfth Grade

High school students can explore the complexity of the brain and the parts that make it work well or can lead to illness. 

What does the next generation think about neuroscience?