Resources for Teachers


Resources About the Brain

The Franklin Institute – The Human Brain
Get to know your brain at this site, where you can find general information about the brain as well as facts about how certain foods, activities, and environmental factors can affect the brain.

Annenberg Media – The Human Brain
This site offers an interactive flash program that teachers and students can use to learn more about the major divisions of the brain.

PBS – The Secret Life of the Brain
This site provides a 3-D look at brain anatomy and a history of brain science, as well as information about “brain illusions” and brain scanning technology.

The Brain Museum – Brain Development
This site provides an animation of the developing brain through the 38 weeks of pregnancy. The site also provides resources for investigating the comparative anatomy of the brain.

The Virtual Reality Brain Project
This site provides resources for virtual, interactive dissections of the human brain.

Exploratorium – Virtual Sheep Dissection
This site provides a step-by-step walkthrough of a sheep brain dissection, with pictures, micrographs, diagrams, and video. The dissection focuses on the brain’s ability to store memories.


Resources About Human Fetal Development

The Visual Embryo
This site provides a visual walkthrough of fetal development from conception to birth.

The Virtual World of Development
This site provides information not only about human fetal development, but also about the fetal development of several other animals including chickens, fish, and fruit flies. 

MedLine Plus – Fetal Development
Supported by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this site provides information about human development, including illustrations, from conception to birth.

Fetal Development Overview Video
This one-minute animated video shows the path of human development from a single cell to a full-term baby. Requires QuickTime.

PBS Nova’s “Odyssey of Life”
This site provides QuickTime or .avi clips of human fetal development, as well as clips showing the fetal development of pigs, chickens, and fish.


Resources About Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
The Bowles Center is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research center whose mission is to “conduct, coordinate, and promote basic and clinical research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism and alcoholic disease.” Their website includes education and prevention resources for alcoholism and related topics.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) Web Resources for Teachers
This site provides web resources for teachers who have students with FAS.

CDC page on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 
This government-sponsored site provides health-related information about FASD, including data
and statistics and free downloadable brochures, fact sheets, and other educational materials.

Video: “The Story of Iyal”
This video, produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tells the story of one family living with FASD. The site includes both long (7-minute) and short (4-minute) versions of the video along with text versions of their scripts.

FASLink is an archived, moderated internet listserv and discussion forum for anyone dealing with or searching for information on FAS. Through this site you can access FAS articles, view archived discussion threads, search for FAS information, and/or join the e-mail listserv.

MedLine Plus Resources for FAS
A collection of online resources related to FAS, including scholarly articles, organizational websites, and multimedia. The site is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

The ABC’s of FAS/FAE
Resource from the Lewis-Clark State College School of Education. Provides a teacher’s guide and resource booklet to educate teachers about FAS and help them to identify and modify instruction for students with FAS.

FASD Center for Excellence
The FASD Center is a federal initiative designed to aid in the prevention and treatment of FASD. Their website provides resources and printable materials to support these aims.


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MPSC offers seasonal schedules of Science 360 shows to the public. Follow this link to see the current schedule of public shows at MPSC.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.

School shows

In addition to its public shows, MPSC offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on MPSC's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so MPSC cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.