Below are a few resources that parents and teachers may use to support a child's interest in neuroscience and promote brain awareness. If you are interested in enrolling your child in a K-12 neuroscience program at UCI, check out the The Academy, Brain Camp and the Irvine Brain Bee.
An open-access scientific journal written by scientists and reviewed by a board of kids and teens.
BrainFacts.org is a public information initiative of the The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience. It is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing brain research.
Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign founded by the Dana Foundation to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Learn more and get involved!
BrainFacts is a free primer on the brain and nervous system, published by the Society for Neuroscience. Brain Facts is a valuable resource for secondary school teachers and students, especially those preparing to participate in the Irvine Brain Bee. Click to download the PDF!
Explore this interactive brain map that allows you to rotate in 3-dimensional space! Great for learning neuroanatomy!
Ever wonder what the brain of a giant anteater or a polar bear look like? Explore brain sections from various organisms here!
Brains On! is a National Public Radio (NPR) podcast featuring science for kids and curious adults. Includes the following brain-related episodes: Memory and deja vu, Thinkin’ Stinkin’: Why we smell, Tick Tock and the Circadian Clock and more!
These 2-Minute Neuroscience videos will help you learn the basics of neuroscience in short, easy-to-understand snippets. You may want to pause, rewind, re-watch, use the closed captioning, and/or look at the transcript in the info section of the video—especially if you are learning this material for the first time.
The International Brain Bee was founded in 1998 by Dr. Norbert Myslinski with the mission to build better brains to fight brain disorders. The Brain Bee inspires students to pursue careers in neuroscience. Check it out!