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Nervous System Teacher Resources
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Are you doing some lessons on the nervous system? This word search might come in handy to help you teach some of the vocabulary associated with it. Learners must find ten words that have something to do with the nervous system. Then, they must underline the 13 mistakes present in a paragraph about a person going to medical school. Good all-around practice!
Learners investigate the nervous system. In this anatomy lesson, students identify and define vocabulary related to the nervous system. Learners role play the parts of a nervous system and perform an experiment measuring and comparing their right and left hand reaction time.
Three pages containing 51 true and false questions make up this nervous system review. The major topics listed at the top of the test mention a film strip and a laboratory activity, but the questions appear to be answerable without having to have seen the film or participated in that particular lab. The content, however, is aimed at an advanced biology curriculum.
Seventh graders create a brace map on the parts and functions of the nervous system. In this life science lesson, 7th graders explore different stations to study about the nervous system. They explain how this system works with other body systems to bring order to a complete organism.
Students discover the major organs in the nervous system, their functions and how they perform in relation to the remainder of the human body. Students work in groups at various learning stations: control muscles and tissue, control organs, control senses, and control thinking. Students complete a brace map on the parts and functions of the nervous system.
The highlight of this series is activitiy #4. Anatomy pupils examine slides of three unknown cells. With the function of the nervous system in mind, they consider the structure of each and try to guess which one is part of that system. In other activities, they examine the nervous system of earthworm and grasshopper specimens, or they study drawings of different animal nervous systems. The drawings unfortunately aren't included in this resource; however, they can be accessed through the National Science Teachers Association website.
Human anatomy enthusiasts trace neurological pahtways in word and on a diagram, describe action potential of a nerve impulse, and identify the organs in the nervous system. Provide this to your biology class as a review before administering an quiz on the nervous system.
Multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and matching questions are all here in a multi-page worksheet or quiz. While the formatting leaves a little to be desired, it would take just a few minutes to change the handout into a useful test or study guide. It covers several areas of physiology, but focuses mostly on the nervous system.
Middle schoolers investigate the role of the nervous system in the human body. Students review task cards to determine if certain statements about the role of the human body's nervous systerm are fact or fiction, and then search provided Internet sites to check their answers.