Outreach For Teachers

Often, the brain is a very complex and extensive topic to cover, especially when instructing younger children.  Below is a list of numerous neuroscience resources that are available to assist teachers who are teaching about the brain.

Please contact the NTP Office at (608) 262-4932 or ntp@mailplus.wisc.edu if you have any questions or would like to coordinate an NTP visit to your classroom!

Accredited Institutions:

The Baylor College of Medicine has a website for science teacher resources, including lesson plans and videos.

The Dana Foundation has a page dedicated to many activities and resources for teachers.

The New York Academy of Sciences website contains a special page dedicated to neuroscience with resources for teachers.

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has an expansive list of STEM teaching resources.

The NIH on Drug Abuse page is dedicated to lessons that discuss the effects of commonly abused drugs on the brain with age appropriate modules.

Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Brain Awareness Week Video Contest site publishes educational videos about neuroscience.

Sketchfab is a new source from UW NTP in which our students have been developing 3D cell models.

The University of Utah Mouse Party is a great online activity to teach students the effects of drugs on the brain.

Other Resources:

Brain Facts is a website that has countless resources for teachers, including current articles and videos.

The Brain U website has various activities, including lab and classroom experiments, model building, and videos.

Frontiers for Young Minds is directed towards students, as it contains various science articles already previewed by children and is often age relatable.

Neuroscience for Kids contains lesson plans, activities, FAQs, books, articles, newsletters, and more related to neuroscience.

Pipe Cleaner Neuron Activity is an easy way to create a neuron and is often used at the Wisconsin Science Festivals.