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Lending Library of Learning Resources

Now managed by the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience this collection of resources is available for use in K-12, undergraduate and graduate classrooms, as well as for special events, lectures, or workshops. Educators can 'check out' any of these materials as one would check out any library book.

Reservation Requirements:

  • Please make the reservation request at least two weeks in advance.
  • Please complete the Lending Library Check-out Form.
  • Pick up and drop off must take place at Center for Behavioral Neuroscience located in the Petit Science Center   Building on Georgia State University Campus. For directions to the CBN, click here.

How to Make a Reservation:

  • Scroll through the on-line catalog (below) to find the items that will work best with your lesson plan.
  • Write down the names of each item you would like to reserve on the lending library check-out form.
  • Email your completed form to Jennifer Walcott at jwalcott@.gsu.edu
  • Once a request has been submitted, Jennifer will contact you to confirm the reservation and discuss pick up location.

Lending Library On-Line Catalog:

Browsing Options: Click on a category or scroll through the complete catalog.

 

Tissue Specimens Models Posters Activities Videos

 

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TISSUE

SPECIMENS

 

Human Brain Paramedian Section (Carolina Biological Supply)

Encased in unbreakable plastic, this non-median section is about 1cm thick.  Labeled structures include the lateral ventricle, thalamus, caudate nucleus, putament, internal capsules, and optic tract. Key included.

Size: 7 x 5”     Quantity: 3

Human Spinal Cord  (Carolina Biological Supply)

Museum quality display (tissue prepared in propylene glycol). One coronal section and one external view.  Four labeled structures include the dura mater, arachnoid, dentate ligament, and fila anterior root.

Size, 3½” x 5½"     Quantity: 1

Human Nervous Tissue (Carolina Biological Supply)
Museum quality display (tissue prepared in propylene glycol). Six labeled dissections or sections include the cerebrum, cerebellum, spinal cord, dura mater, choroid plexus, large nerve and small nerve.        

Size, 6”W x 3”D x 11”H     Quantity: 1

Vertebrate Brain Collection (Ward’s Natural Science Establishment)
Museum quality display (tissue prepared in propylene glycol). Five species represented and labeled include: cat, chicken, turtle, frog and perch. Each brain includes attached eyes. The cat cranial blood vessels are injected for better clarity.

Size, 4”W x 3”D x 15¾”H      Quantity: 1

Comparative Brain Series (Carolina Biological Supply)
Encased in unbreakable plastic, this non-median section is about 1 cm thick. Five species represented and labeled include: fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal.

Size, 5½” x 2½ ”     Quantity: 4

Cow Eye Anatomy (Ward’s Natural Science Establishment)
Museum quality display (tissue prepared in propylene glycol). Supplement your lectures on the anatomy of the eye with this wonderful assortment of sections and structures of a cow eye. The seven labeled specimens include the optic nerve, sclera, pupil, lens, iris, retina, and choroids. The fine blood vessels of the inner eye are injected with red pigment to highlight certain features.

Size, 3”W x 2”D x 15¼”H     Quantity: 1

Cat Brain Anatomy (Ward’s Natural Science Establishment)
Museum quality display (tissue prepared in propylene glycol). This mount is an excellent counterpart to the Vertebrate Brain Collection because it focuses on one species. Included is a whole brain with attached eyes, a median sagitally sectioned brain, and cross and horizontal sections of the cerebrum and cerebellum. The cranial arteries of each specimen are injected with red pigment to highlight certain features. Twelve labeled structures include the eyeball, cerebrum, cerebellum, olfactory lobe, corpus callosum, medulla oblongata, pituitary gland, pons, gray matter, cortex, third ventricle, and thalamus.

Size, 3”W x 2”D x 15¼”H     Quantity: 1

Cat Nervous System (Ward’s Natural Science Establishment)

UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME - BEING REPAIRED
Museum quality display (tissue prepared in propylene glycol). This mount is an excellent counterpart to the Cat Brain Anatomy because it focuses on the basic elements of the nervous system, including a complete and intact brain (with eyes attached) to toe dissection of the nervous system. Nineteen labeled structures include the eyeball, cerebrum, cerebellum, olfactory lobe, optic nerve, medulla oblongata, vagus nerve, cervical nerves, brachial plexus, spinal cord, median nerves, radial nerves, ulnar nerves, lumbar nerves, lumbosacral plexus, sciatic nerves, tibial nerves, fibular nerves and caudal nerves.

Size, 4”W x 2½”D x 19½”H     Quantity: 1

Sheep Brain Sections (Carolina Biological Supply)
Museum quality display (tissue prepared in propylene glycol). Dissected with external and internal views exposed. Two median sagittal sections and two transverse sections. Twelve labeled structures include cerebrum, cerebellum, olfactory lobe, pons, medulla, spinal cord, arbor vitae, corpora quadrigemina, corpus callosum, pituitary, optic chiasm and ventricle.

Size, 5” × 10½"     Quantity: 1

Sheep Brain Section (Carolina Biological Supply)
Encased in unbreakable plastic and includes one coronal and one median sagittal section. A key is included to identify each numbered structure.

Size, 8” × 6"     Quantity: 2

Crayfish Dissection (Carolina Biological Supply)
Encased in unbreakable plastic the specimen is dissected to show internal organs. A key is included to identify each numbered structure.

Size, 5” × 8"     Quantity: 1

Earthworm Dissection (Carolina Biological Supply)
Encased in unbreakable plastic, the specimen is dissected to show internal organs. A key is included to identify each numbered structure.

Size, 5” x 8”     Quantity: 1

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Human Brain and Partial SKull (GPI Anatomicals)
Full size segmented brain features half normal side and 3-piece sectioned pathology half, as well as Circle of Willis with aneurysm. The brain, which sits inside a partial skull, features the following pathologies that are also illustrated on a two-sided key card: alcoholism, Alzheimer’s aneurysm, depression related tumor, seizure related tumor, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and subdural hematoma. Key card with labeled structures included.

Size, 5”W x 6¾”D x 5”H     Quantity: 1

Brain with Arteries on Base of Head, 8-part (3B Scientific)

UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
This brain comes with opened head to allow detailed study of the brain’s position in the skull. The head is horizontally divided above the skull base. This model is medially opened to show the brain arteries, as well as the removable basilar artery. Both halves can be disassembled into frontal with parietal lobes and temporal with occipital lobes. 70 hand-coded features are identified on corresponding key.

Size, 6”W x 6”D x 9¼”H      Quantity: 2

Super Brain Model, 8-part (Educational & Scientific Products, Ltd.)

UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
A life-size human brain model that dissects into 8 parts is highly detailed, anatomically correct and color hand painted. The model shows the brain and brain stem. The left side is colored to show the sensory and motor areas. The 12 cranial nerve roots are shown and numbered, together with some of the important arteries. 50 hand-coded features are identified on corresponding key.

Size, 8”W x 8”D x 7”H     Quantity: 1

Basic Brain Model, 2-part (3B Scientific)
A medially divided brain, perfect for beginning studies. 40 hand-coded features are identified on corresponding key.

Size, 6”W x 5½”D x 7"H     Quantity: 2

Budget Brain with Arteries Model

An educational economy model of the brain. Color markings illustrate arteries (red) and cranial nerves (yellow). Dissects into 8 parts. Life-size, on base.

Size: 5"W x 6"D x 6"H    Quantity: 1

Sensory-Motor Half Brain (GPI Anatomicals)
Normal right half brain has color-coded features on the interior and exterior sides including frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal lobes, cerebellum, corpus callosum, pons, olfactory bulb, optic nerve, optic chiasm, mammillary body and medulla oblongata. 22 hand-coded features are identified on corresponding key.

Size, 6½”W x 5”D x 2¼”H     Quantity: 1

Half Brain with Major Arteries

Normal right half brain has eight coded features including the cerebrum anterior cerebral artery, posterior cerebral artery, basilar artery, midbrain, pons, medulla and cerebellum. 8 hand-coded features are identified on corresponding key.

Size 6”W x 6”D x 2½“H     Quantity: 1

Anatomical Sectional Model of the Head (Holt Anatomical)
The model shows the anatomical structures of 10 consecutive horizontal sections through the human head oriented to the plane usual in CT and MR imaging and which have the same section thickness. The sections were modeled on original preparations and are illustrated from above. Each cross section is turnable and removable. Life size and made of unbreakable plastic. Includes booklet with illustrations and information about each section.

Size, 13½”W x 18½”D x 12”’H     Quantity: 1

Giant Five-Part Eyeball (Deneyer Geppert)
Features Lucite lens that inverts images 6 times life-size, this unbreakable vinyl plastic replica is packed with useful teaching features. On the exterior of the eyeball is the cornea, through which the iris and pupil are visible, the large lacrimal (tear) gland, attachments for all six muscles that move the eyeball, the optic nerve, and surrounding blood vessels. The eyeball divides in half to study the interior. The iris/cornea can be removed as can the functional Lucite lens, which magnifies and forms inverted images. The transparent vitreous body exposes the choroid coat and retina. Rods, cones, and other retinal microstructures are detailed in a highly magnified diagrammatic cross section. 42 hand-coded features are identified in the corresponding key. Mounted on a hand rubbed hardwood base.

Size, 6”W x 6”D x 6”H     Quantity: 1

Giant Classic Eye (3B Scientific)
Made of plastic and five times life size with six labeled, removable parts including the upper half of the sclera with cornea and eye muscle attachments, bath halves of the choroids with iris and retina, lens and vitreous humor. Sits on a plastic base. 22 hand-coded features are identified in the corresponding key.

Size, 5¼”W x 5½”D x 8½”H      Quantity: 1

Nose and Olfactory Organ Set (Deneyer Geppert)
Two unbreakable plastic models depict the nose and nasal passages enlarged to 4 times their normal size. The model on the right shows the nasal septum, its arteries and veins, the inner group of olfactory nerve filaments, nasopalatine nerve, soft and hard palate, uvula and the cranial floor. The model on the left depicts the left nostril, olfactory nerve, bulb and filaments, spheno-palatine ganglion, communicating sinuses, arteries and veins, the pharyngeal orifice of the Eustachian tube and the nasal conchae. The turbinate bone and nasolacrimal canal are also presented. 32 hand-coded features are identified on corresponding key. Mounted on one hardwood base.

Size, 18”W x 4”D x 14”H     Quantity: 1

Nose: Sinus Model (GPI Anatomicals)
Full size cut-away normal model depicts a near median section through the nose and nasal passages. Details include nasal cavity, soft and hard palate, uvula, Eustachian tube and pharyngeal tonsil. The back side shows ethmoid and maxillary sinus cavities. 15 features are identified on the corresponding keycard. Mounted on a plastic base.

Size, 4½”W x 5/8”D x 5¼”H     Quantity: 1

Skin Cross-Section Model (Holt Anatomical)
Enlarged 70 times life size in durable plastic, the layers of the skin can be removed to show the first rudiments of hair, sweat gland and sense organs of the skin. Separates into 4 parts. Mounted on a plastic base.

Size, 10¾”W x 13¼”D x 6”H     Quantity: 1

Ear Model (3B Scientific)
This representation of the outer, middle and inner ear is made of unbreakable plastic. The model has a removable auditory ossicles and labyrinth with cochlea. Mounted on a plastic base.

In two sizes, 8”W x 10¾”D x 4¾"H and 14½”W x 10”D x 12”H     Quantity: 2

Human Nervous System (3B Scientific)
Displaying the basic structures of the human nervous system. The set contains the following 5 sections: neuron cell body (including cell organelles), myelin sheath, Schwann cells, motor end plate, and synapse. Each of the 5 sections shows a plastic colored relief model of the main synapse variations. All sections can magnetically attach to the illustrated base that depicts the neural components in vivid colors.

Size, 27¼”W x 2½”D x 1”H     Quantity: 1

Comparative Brain Models (Holt Anatomical)
* Model of bee brain can be requested as addition to set (1)
The brains of eight species are represented in durable plastic on individual stands. The series includes: Rabbit (enlarged 5 times), Pigeon (enlarged 8 times), Alligator (enlarged 8 times), Trout (enlarged 10 times), Domestic Dog (enlarged 2 times), Larva of the Lamprey (enlarged 10 times), Frog (enlarged 18 times), Dogfish (enlarged 8-12 times).

Each model comes in varying sizes, average size is 5” x 9”     Quantity: 2 sets

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Anatomy of the Brain (Anatomical Chart Company)

Shows base and right side views of arteries of the brain as well as venous sinuses. Illustrates cerebral hemispheres, lobes of the brain, cross-section of meninges & venous sinuses, typical nerve cell, typical glial cells, and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid.

Size: 20" x 26"     Quantity: 1

Your Brain and Nerves (Anatomical Chart Company)

Describes and illustrates the nervous system, nerve cells, brain and spinal cord, making the information fun and easy to understand. Talks about automatic and learned reflexes, right brain vs. left brain, the funny bone, how to build a better brain, what happens when your foot falls asleep, and how drugs interact with the brain. Includes fun facts (“Your nerves can send signals at more than 200 miles per hour!”) and fun things to try in the classroom or at home to show how the brain and nerves work.

Size: 20" x 26"     Quantity: 2

Your Ears: Hearing and Balance (Anatomical Chart Company)

Illustrates the inside of the ear and how it relates to balance. Shows how you hear and provides a “portrait of a sound.” Describes ear problems, loudness and answers questions such as “Why do your ears pop?” and “What are the spins?” Includes fun facts (“Sounds travel 4 times fast in water than in air!”) and includes fun projects for the home or classroom that to show how the ears and hearing work.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 2

Your Eyes (Anatomical Chart Company)

Shows the anatomy of the eye and how the muscles work together to move the eyes and dilate the pupil. Shows how we see (including details on the electromagnetic radiation spectrum) and illustrates nearsighted and farsighted eyes. Includes tips for healthy eyes, fun facts (“Your eyes can see 7 to 10 million different colors”), and fun things to do to illustrate the magic of vision (and how your eyes can fool you!).

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 2

Your Taste and Smell (Anatomical Chart Company)

Illustrates step by step process for how we smell and taste from contact with the nose or tongue to the interaction with the brain. Shows the anatomy of a “sniff” and shows the tongue up close with its bumps and buds. Describes several fun things to do at home or in the classroom to illustrate taste and smell. Includes fun facts (“Spicy foods such as chili peppers excite pain receptors and taste receptors in your mouth.”) and includes interesting facts on the types of tongues and smelling mechanisms of several animals.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 2

Your Digestive System (Anatomical Chart Company)

Illustrates digestive system by showing a 12-step path of food from bite to “the end of the line, ” and includes the role of each major organ in the process. Talks about teeth, their role in the digestive process and includes the right way to brush. Illustrates and describes the components of a healthy diet. Includes fun facts (“Borborygmy (Bore-bore-RIG-mee) is a word for the sounds your digestive system makes when it is working!") and includes answers to questions like “What is a burp?” and “Why do I throw up?”

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

Your Heart and Blood (Anatomical Chart Company)

Describes the circulatory system and challenges the child to “Run a Race with Your Blood” – a fun way to illustrate how the blood works its way through the body. Illustrates and describes the role of the heart, blood cells and blood vessels. Shows how cuts heal, includes fun facts (“If all your red blood cells were laid end to end they would stretch more than 2 times around the earth.”) and details fun things to try in the classroom or at home to show how the heart and blood works.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

Your Muscles (Anatomical Chart Company)

Illustrates the muscles of the human body. Describes and shows the kinds of muscles and what is on the inside of muscles. Illustrates how many muscles it takes to smile (17) and how many to frown (43). Includes fun facts (“Your have over 600 muscles in your body.”) and answers to questions like “Why do muscles get tired?” and “Why do you shiver when you get cold?”

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

Your Respiratory System (Anatomical Chart Company)

Describes why we breathe and illustrates the respiratory system and the role of important organs such as the brain, nose, trachea, lungs heart and diaphragm. Shows what happens inside the lungs and the flow of air during the breathing process. Shows smoke-damaged alveoli. Includes fun facts (“You take over 20,000 breaths a day!”), how to make a model of your lungs and includes answers to questions like “Why do I yawn?” and “How do I laugh?”

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

Your Skeleton (Anatomical Chart Company)

Describes and illustrates the various parts of the human skeleton. Shows the inside of the bone and provides detail on the spine. Describes how joints allow movement, how bones give support and protection, and how broken bones heal. Shows how bones grow and shows x-ray of a child’s hand next to an x-ray of an adult hand. Includes fun facts (“Your bones are 4 times as strong as concrete.”) and fun things to try in the classroom or at home to show learn more about the skeleton.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

The Eye (Anatomical Chart Company)

Shows cross section of the eye. Also provides lateral and top view of the eye and shows the visual field. Illustrates anterior chamber angle, lens, retina, fundus and the macula lutea.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

The Spinal Nerves (Anatomical Chart Company)

Illustrates spinal nerves, cranial nerves and diagrams the portion of the thoracic spinal cord with spinal nerves. Also shows spinal cord segments, cutaneous distribution of spinal nerves and dermal segmentation.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

Understanding Alzheimer's (Anatomical Chart Company)

Discusses the aging brain and dementia, providing an overview of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Illustrates affected areas of the brain and the abnormal cellular structures involved with AD: granulovacuolar degeneration, neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques. Discusses the stages of Alzheimer's Disease and shows the physical changes in the brain cortex caused by AD. Illustrates and defines the role of neurotransmitters as messengers.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

Understanding Epilepsy (Anatomical Chart Company)

Defines epilepsy, discusses causes and illustrates how the brain works. Defines seizures including the phases of a seizure. Discusses the symptoms and what to do if someone has a seizure. Shows brain activity for generalized and partial seizures and defines the main forms of these types of seizures. Discusses diagnosing epilepsy and the various tests used in the process.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

Understanding Parkinson's Disease (Anatomical Chart Company)

Defines Parkinson's Disease (PD) and how your body moves. Shows various views of the brain (highlighting the motor cortex), the role of neurotransmitters, and the lower levels of dopamine associated with PD. Discusses medical and surgical management techniques and lists symptoms.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

Understanding Stroke (Anatomical Chart Company)

Explains and illustrates stroke, including the two main types: ischemic and hemorrhagic. For ischemic stroke, shows common sites of plaque formation, formation of a thrombus and embolus. For hemorrhagic strokes, illustrates brain with intracerebral hemorrhage and ateriovenous malformation (AVM). Shows Circle of Willis with aneurysm and cross-section of brain with subarachnoid hemorrhage, arterioles and microaneurysm.

Size: 20 x 26     Quantity: 1

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Brainworks

With the help of five kids, host Eric Chudler takes viewers on a journey inside of the brain. The show begins in the studio with an introduction to the nervous system. The kids then visit laboratories where they learn about automatic functions of the brain and how the electrical activity of the brain is recorded. Back in the studio, the kids see a real human brain and build their own model nerve cells and brains. Video courtesy of Eric Chudler of Neuroscience for Kids

Quantity: 1

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ACTIVITIES
 
   

Build-A-Brain with Play-doh

"Build-A-Brain" combines science content with the visual arts to produce a module that can address students with a variety of learning styles. Students are asked to use play-doh to design and model the brain of an imaginary animal using information they learn about brain structure and function. Play-doh may be checked out via the Lending Library. Click here for Build-A-Brain Classroom Activity Instructions

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