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May, 1998

Neuroscience For Kids

Neuroscience for Kids is for students and teachers who want to learn about the nervous system -- particularly the brain and spinal cord.

The site uses diagrams and graphics to illustrate points in the text. Users will also find many charts.

The home page offers a table of contents, which lists the different sections of the site. Each page has a link at the bottom that will take visitors back to the table of contents or to the beginning of the current section.

The Neuroscience for Kids Web site is a comprehensive site. The main section of the site, "Explore the Nervous System," lets users read about the various parts of the nervous system, learn about the five senses, and participate in experiments, games, and activities. Other sections present users with links to other places on the Internet with information on the nervous system, or to books, magazine articles, and newspaper articles about the nervous system. Educators will find resources for teaching neuroscience. All users can use the search engine to find specific information or to pose a question to a team of neuroscientists from around the world who have volunteered to answer questions. (Viewers should look over the already posted questions first. Users can sign up for a free newsletter or find out about Brain Awareness Week. One of the most interesting elements of the site is a form that has been set up for users to write or paste notes and then email them to themselves. This is a fantastic site, full of useful information. Science and biology teachers and students will learn a lot here. The information could easily be used for interactive lessons.