Photogprah of a scared teen driving with an adult is in the passenger's seat
Shedding light on a period of chaos and character-building, neuroscientists are framing the teen brain to help support this critical period in development.
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Your selections: Brain Development
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
Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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  • 16 min
Help your students better understand that their brains are always changing with this reading and activity.
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Foreign stem cells make themselves at home when implanted in a new brain.
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Roll the dice and read your fate! Will you be the winner with the most neurons?
  • Neuroscience for Kids
Your brain births new cells all the time. Here’s how it works.
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What is the benefit of pruning the brain?
  • Scholastic
Can your teens tell the difference between their brain and an adult brain?
  • New York Times Blog
How much does the brain develop after birth? How do human brains develop compared to other animals?
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Why does author John Ratey call exercise "Miracle Grow for the brain"?
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With just a roll of the dice your students will learn about how every day choices can affect their brain development.
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We are born with most of the cells that make up our nervous system. However, some parts of the brain add new cells during infancy, and one adds cells throughout life.
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3D Brain

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