Brain Chemistry Explorations
In the Brain Chemistry Explorations magazine, students examine the structure of the brain, neurons and the central nervous system, and they learn how some plants stimulate or depress certain aspects of the nervous system. Additional articles and activities focus on nutrition for the brain, neurotransmitters and how they send signals, behaviors, reactions and feelings involved with chemicals in the brain, and an interview with a chemical dependency counselor.
This magazine is an integrated component of the Brain Chemistry unit. It also may be used as a stand-alone reading/language arts activity.
Brain Chemistry Explorations is most appropriate for use with students in grades 6-8, but may be adapted for use with other grade levels..
Funded by the following grant(s)
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
The Learning Brain: Interactive Inquiry for Teachers and Students
Grant Number: 5R25DA033006
Science Education Partnership Award, NIH
Filling the Gaps: K-6 Science/Health Education
Grant Number: 5R25RR013454