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Brain Power


Brain Power Grades K-1

Grades K-1

Brain Power Grades 2-3

Grades 2-3

Brain Power Grades 4-5

Grades 4-5

Brain Power Grades 6-9; a graphic of a tropy

Grades 6-9

In This Section

Brain Power! takes students on an age-appropriate exploration of the science behind drug abuse, explaining the effects of drugs on the brain and body.


Brain Power Teacher's GuideEach module includes a lesson plan featuring resources; introduction to the module; list of learning objectives; materials list; any preparation that the teacher must do before teaching the module; step-by-step procedures on how to complete the investigation; and discussion questions.

T-shirts, Stickers, and Buttons

Brain Power T-shirtEach unit includes templates to help make your own t-shirts, stickers, and buttons.


Brain Power HandoutsAt the end of each module, related handouts are ready for you to photocopy or create transparencies. Handouts include activities, worksheets, trading cards, magazines and posters.


Brain Power VideoEach module includes a videotape that sets the stage for the investigation by providing background information and summarizing the main ideas of the activity.

Featured Publication

Featured Publication

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior - The Science of Addiction

As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH...Turning Discovery Into Health

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