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Resources for K12 Teachers

Welcome K12 science teachers! This webpage is a new and evolving project by the IU Cognitive Science Program to provide information and resources about Cognitive Science to K12 teachers and their students.

What is Cognitive Science?

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and the nature of intelligence. Cognitive scientists can come from a wide range of backgrounds -- including psychology, computer science, philosophy, mathematics, biology, physics, neuroscience, robotics, and others -- but share the common goal of better understanding the mind.

Resources from the IU Cognitive Science Program

The Size Weight Illusion and Readiness to Throw

Professor Robert Goldstone's Percepts and Concepts Lab

Links to Material on the Web

BBC Educational Resources on the Mind
Includes a variety of activites including interactive psychological tests your students can take, an interactive map of the human brain, and experiments for use in classrooms. Explanations of the science involved are clear and easy for students to understand.

  • Level: Upper elementary through high school

Ted Talks Tagged 'Cognitive Science'

  • Level: Upper elementary through high school