These sites explain how the brain works as well as the evolution and history of the human brain. Learn about all parts of the brain, their functions, how it controls the body, what factors affect the brain, and diseases associated with the brain. Includes interactive anatomy, games, online quizzes, lesson plans, and movie clips. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Anatomy: Nervous System.
Discovery Education: Lesson Plan: Brain Power
In this lesson plan, students will learn about the function of memory and how short-term memory works.
The Ohio State University: Lane's Brain Website
Click on an area of the brain and see what it does. NOTE: This site requires the use of Shockwave Flash Player.
TIME: Understanding the Brain: A Short History
Learn about the history of the brain form ancient rituals to modern neuroscience. Click on an image for more details then scroll horizontally to view the full timeline.
Neuroscience for Kids: Experiment
This site includes games, lessons, worksheets, creative writing projects, and much more on brain-related topics. Click on the "Explore" link in the left-hand navigation sidebar for a comprehensive table of contents for the site.
Choose an interactive game on the right menu to learn how the brain controls your body and mind.
PBS: The Secret Life of the Brain
Learn about the history of the brain, 3-D brain anatomy, mind illusions, and brain scanning from an interactive website. Select an episode from the right to learn about the brain at different ages. NOTE: This site includes banner ads and sponsored links.
Smithsonian: What Does It Mean to Be Human?: Human Characteristics: Brains
This site includes information on how human brains have increased in size over time and why this has happened. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
NPR: The Human Edge: From Primitive Parts, A Highly Evolved Human Brain
Listen to a podcast about the evolution of the human brain. NOTE: This site includes ads and a message board.
The Anatomy of Memory
Learn about what the brain is made of and how it works with the memory through illustrations of a sheep brain dissection.
Neuroscience for Kids: Memory Experiments
Test the power of your memory with these experiments and games. Includes memory tricks and techniques at the bottom of the page.
Discovery Channel: Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Memory
This article includes 10 practical ways that you can improve your memory. Click on "View as One Page" at the bottom of the first slide to view content on one page. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to a message board.
National Institute of Health Kids' Pages: Riddles and Brainteasers
This government website from the National Institute of Health includes puzzles, riddles, and brainteasers. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Khan Academy: Brain Teasers
This site includes nine animated brain teasers and their solutions.
Middle Tennessee State University: Differences Between Left and Right Hemisphere
This site is about learning styles and which hemisphere of the brain dominates thinking: right or left hemisphere. Take a 19 question inventory to see how your thinking rates on the continuum.
ThinkQuest: The Brain Test
This is a student-created website that includes another test to see if you are right or left-brained.
eThemes Resource: Anatomy: Nervous System
These sites have illustrations, images, charts, and research material about the human nervous system and its functions. Also includes interactive human body tours, quizzes, and games.