Neuroscience Resources for Kids

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 Brain Explorer Academy, Brain Camp and the Brain Bee.

Frontiers for Young Minds

An open-access scientific journal written by scientists and reviewed by a board of kids and teens. is a public information initiative of the The Kavli Foundationthe Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience. It is a global nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing brain research.

3D Brain

Explore this interactive brain map that allows you to rotate in 3-dimentional space!

BrainFacts Book

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!

Brains On! Podcast

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!

Brain Sections

Ever wonder what the brain of a giant anteater or a polar bear look like? Explore brain sections from various organisms here!

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Neuroscientifically Challenged

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.