Brain Power: Grades K-1

Grades K-1

Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, and the effects of drugs on the human body. Includes five learning modules, student resources, parent newsletters, and videos.

Module 1: You Could be a Scientist

The goal of the first module is to find out students’ ideas about scientists, discuss different kinds of scientists, and identify some characteristics of people who choose this profession.

Module 2: Meet the Scientists

Module 2 features interviews with four specific scientists who study the brain. The scientists explain their research and identify what problems they set out to solve and what conclusions they are able to draw from their research and experiments.

Module 3: Your Amazing Brain

This module introduces students to the amazing brain. They learn about the different parts of the brain and the functions of each part. 

Module 4: Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Module 4 focuses on the things students can do to keep their brain healthy. Students learn the recommended amount of sleep they should get each night, how much physical activity they should perform each day, and things they should eat to keep their brain and body healthy.

Module 5: Protecting Your Brain

The final module in the Brain Power! program discusses the differences between helpful medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, and antibiotics, and harmful drugs, such as alcohol and nicotine.