The smell of a flower – The memory of a walk in the park – The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads…the BRAIN!!
It has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. There are plenty of links to other web sites for you to explore.
Get mapping your brain with The Homunculus Mapper
Hey Brainy kidz, this is an experiment that gives students a tangible demonstration of how our senses are mapped out in our brains and engages them in collecting real neuroscience data. The Team at Florida Institute for Neuroscience created the Homunculus Mapper so that amateur neuroscientists could quickly and easily analyze and visualize their collected data. The tool can be used by all ages, in classrooms, at science fairs, or at home; with a variety of protocols of increased or decreased scientific rigor.
Click for a few fun lessons that will help your child get familiar with brain anatomy!
Come along with Get Ready to Read!’s Inky the Octopus and Gus the Bunny from PBS’ Between the Lions on their underwater adventures. These online games involve young children, with an adult, in entertaining stories and engaging activities that explore a variety of essential early literacy skills.
At the Exploratorium, we dissect cows’ eyes to show people how an eye works. This Web site shows photos and videos of a dissection. If you try this at home, wash your hands after the dissection. Wear latex gloves if you have cuts in your hands.
How do you remember the way to your friend’s house? Why do your eyes blink without you ever thinking about it? Where do dreams come from? Your brain is in charge of these things and a lot more.
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