The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization based in New York dedicated to advancing neuroscience and society by supporting cross-disciplinary intersections such as neuroscience and ethics, law, policy, humanities, and arts.
The Dana Foundation provides scientifically-reviewed lesson plans, fact sheets, and puzzles that educators can use in classrooms, as well as links to more activities and neuroscience history from other brainy organizations.
Emotions and the Brain
Scientists agree that learning how to regulate our feelings and emotions is an important coping skill associated with good mental health. This “Brain Break” activity facilitates a closer look at what is happening in the brain when someone is experiencing strong emotions and guides students through a short activity.