Overall I was very impressed with this website. It is an excellent teaching and learning tool. The web page is bright and colorful and is well marked for easy navigation. There are thirteen main areas to investigate. It is a fun, interactive way for students (age 13-16) to learn about the brain. It also has a section called "Resources for Teachers" that helps to plan a lesson!
Some highlights for students are the basic facts offered about the brain in trivia style. For example, the brain is made up of 100 billion neurons and weighs approximately 3 pounds.
There are puzzles, brain games and reflex games. The reflex games include turning off the lights (so that you pupils grow big), then turning them back on to time how long it takes for them to shrink again. There is another reflex game where students test each others knee jerk reflex. I think the games are significant, because they teach real concepts by doing.
There is also a section on a drawing contest, a free newsletter and a place to send a card. This web page also has a section where you can make notes and e-mail it to yourself.
I highly recommend the web page as a must for any student learning about the brain in the 13-16 age group. It is also a must for any biology or health instructor teaching this age group about the brain. It would be an excellent source of fun homework for students. In other words, sending them to the web page to learn about the Stroop Effect. It is a fun game. Try it. Some older students could utilize the web page, but might find it 'kiddish'.