For Educators

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Encourage your students to look for neuroscience outside of science class.
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How does growing up less fortunate impact the brain and how can educators help their students overcome this obstacle?
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  • 21 min
While differences in brain size based on socioeconomic status could be considered stigmatizing, the brain is quite adaptable and plastic.
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  • 7 min
Growing up in poverty can negatively impact developing brain regions like the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex and, in turn, increases the risks of developing behavioral and learning problems.
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  • 23 min
Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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  • 16 min
Both stressful situations and a lack of resources can physically change the adult brain, which raises concerns of how living in poverty could negatively affect children, whose brains are still developing.
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  • 16 min
Test your students’ knowledge of brain states.
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Encourage your students to look for neuroscience outside of science class.
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Give me a break! Short pauses throughout the day are proven to help students learn. Try this one.
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Could you explain neuroscience if you only had a simple set of words? Take the challenge!
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Help your students better understand that their brains are always changing with this reading and activity.
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Are you Brain Bee ready? Take a crack at these questions to see if you’re up to the challenge.
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Take a look at this new study about the ideal time frame for students to learn a second language.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.