Neuroscience for Gifted Kids

Neuroscience for Kids is a great website available for both teachers and students (elementary through high school). The site, maintained by Eric H. Chudler at University of Washington, provides a wealth of information on the brain in fun, clear, easy-to-understand terms and illustrations. There a wealth of information, plus  experiments, activities, questions and answers, other links and resources, and a place to sign up for a free newsletter.

The table of contents includes (click on "Explore" to find this)
  • The World of Neuroscience
  • Brain Basics
  • “Higher” Functions
  • The Spinal Cord
  • The Peripheral Nervous System
  • The Neuron
  • Sensory Systems
  • Neuroscience Methods and Techniques
  • The Effects of Drugs on the Nervous System
  • Neurological and Mental Disorders

I have had so much fun exploring this website and finding interesting, complicated information presented in an understandable manner. It would be a great resource for students working on an independent study or as an extension of a school science topic.

Portions of Neuroscience for Kids are available in Spanish, Slovene, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Telugu, Japanese, Belarusian, Serbian, Russian and Turkish.

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