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Brain Maps

Photos and short movie clips show the brain in 2D and in 3D. Also check out the NeuroSyllabus, which provides useful lessons on the brain and serves as a great laboratory guide. Provided by the University of Washington

KidsHealth: The Brain is the Boss 

Learn about your brain and all its parts with the interactive brain diagram, “Body Basics: The brain and nervous system.”


The Whole Brain Atlas

This atlas, for students and professionals, shows healthy and diseased brains. The atlas includes multiple images of the brain with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and post-stroke.




Comparative Mammalian Brain Collectives

Have you ever wanted to compare the brains of platypuses and aardvarks? With a collection of brain images and information from more than 175 different species, this is the site to visit!


Have you ever wondered how an eye works? Visit this site and find out how!


Compare the bones of primates and humans—including 3.2 million-year-old Lucy—at this site of the University of Texas at Austin.


You are the brain surgeon. See the response as you stimulate different areas of the brain.


This user-friendly site takes you on a tour through a sheep brain, explaining its basic anatomy, the areas responsible for memory, and how it relates to the human brain.


Dissect a whole frog.


Questions & Answers


Ask a Scientist about the Brain

Why is the brain wrinkly, and do all animals have one? Find answers answers to all your questions about the brain with video responses from the geneticist at the American Museum of Natural History.


Brain Glossary

Which part of the brain is involved in consciousness, and what exactly is the limbic system anyway? The Dana Foundation's "Glossary of Key Brain Science Terms" provides definitions of common scientific terminology and to help answer these questions and more.


Did You Ever Wonder?

What's going on with the number pi? Why do people age? Why do cells become cancerous? Discover experts’ answers to these questions and more at this website, from the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Everyday Mysteries: Fun Facts from the Library of Congress

Why does chopping an onion make you cry? Why and how do cats purr? Everyday mysteries are unraveled here by the Library of Congress’ science reference librarians.



Under the Microscope


Cells Alive!

Watch bacteria grow and see a white blood cell attack as you explore life at the cellular level. Test your knowledge of cells with the website's interactive puzzles and quizzes.


DNA Workshop

Playing this game will teach you about DNA, molecular biology, protein, and much, much more.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Virtual Labs

The Virtual Lab Series allows participants to experience what it's like to be a research scientist by involving them in five award-winning, interactive labs. There is a Bacterial Identification Lab, Cardiology Lab, Neurophysiology Lab, Immunology Lab and a Transgenic Fly Virtual Lab.



Learn about Genetic Technology by exploring the virtual labs of DNA Extractions, DNA Microarrays, Gel Electrophoresis, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Discover ecologies and basics of DNA and genes here, a site run by the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah.



Periodic Table of the Elements, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Click on an element and find out its properties, history, and uses. Check out the News sidebar to follow important news and events in the world of chemisty.


The History of Vaccines

Learn how vaccines work, how they are made, how to visualize risk, and more.



Last Updated: 6/18/18

Editor: Seimi Rurup

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