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!
Students investigate the nervous system.  In this anatomy lesson, students identify and define vocabulary related to the nervous system. Students role play the parts of a nervous system and perform an experiment measuring and comparing their right and left hand reaction time.
Tenth graders examine the nervous system and how it functions.  In this nerve impulse lesson students explain how neurons transmit and the functions of the brain. 
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.
For this nervous system worksheet, high schoolers answer thirty short answer questions about the structures and functions of the nervous system and its subsystems.
Here, our British speaker starts up right where part one left off, talking about the nodes of Ravier and the way neurons work. The connections between muscles and the sensory neurons are detailed along with peripheral receptors. Hear the complex workings of the nervous system in this clip! The video ends abruptly; the rest of the lecture continues in parts three through six.
A British speaker lectures on the parts of the nervous system. He writes the names on large paper as well so that viewers can follow along. He draws a neuron, explaining all its parts. The video cuts off after the nodes of Ranvier are discussed and picks up again in part two.
In this nervous system worksheet, students list the levels of organization in a multicellular organism. Students match the organ system with its function. Students answer a variety of questions using their knowledge of the nervous system.
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.
Ninth graders study the nervous system and demonstrate reaction time.  In this nervous system instructional activity students answer questions about the nervous system  using a PowerPoint brain game then complete a lab. 
Fifth graders identify the parts of the nervous system and their five senses. They participate in activities with their classmates to test their knowledge of the nervous system. They complete a test to review the material.
Students 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.
In cooperative groups, middle schoolers contemplate the probability of 18 different situations occurring. After they make predictions, they compare them to the actual risk factors. This eye-opening exercise demonstrates that the odds of problems related to drug use are greater than the odds of many other events. As part of a larger unit on brain chemistry, this can be used in your human body systems or in your health and controlled substance unit.
Words that have to do with the nervous system are the focus of this word search. After finding 11 sets of words, learners must put those words into alphabetical order. This extra activity means that this word search has a little more educational value than most.
In this health worksheet, students complete the crossword puzzle based upon the theme of the nervous system and its interaction with the senses.
In this biology worksheet, students find the words that define the workings of the nervous system. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Paul Andersen compares your endocrine system to Facebook and your nervous system to Gmail in order to show the differences in response time. He then delves into specifics of your endocrine system, talking about hormones that are water and lipid soluble and where they travel. Ten glands are discussed in detail along with hormones found there.
Students identify structures of the brain, and neurons and analyze their functions.  In this nervous system instructional activity students create drawings and models of anatomy.
Students explore the human brain and nervous system. In this brain awareness instructional activity, students examine specific terms with regards to the human brain. Students discover the brain's structure and function and how it functions as the body's control center. Students complete a multiple choice quiz on brain anatomy.
Learners build on knowledge of brain and nervous system in order to write about how their nervous systems help them cope with change in environment. Students navigate online sites to explore different parts of brain and nervous system.