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"The Nervous System & Drugs" is a collection of twenty-five short-answer questions pertaining to the human nervous system and how it reacts to various chemicals. Though designed as a chapter reading guide, not all biology texts have a chapter that specifically addresses this topic. This resource may be most useful to you as a note-taking worksheet for your biology or health class when you teach about the effect of drugs on the nervous system.
In this inhalant abuse worksheet, students read about a study conducted on inhalant abusers and their brains. Students read about the results of the study and the findings. They answer 2 questions about the study and indicate the areas of the brain affected by the inhalants and how the scientists came to conclusions about the changes in the brains of the inhalant users.
Students explore the brain. In this science lesson plan, students create a model of the brain and discuss steps taken in order to protect the brain. Students design a container that would protect the brain from injury. Students discuss the parts of the nervous system and view a neuron.
For this nervous system worksheet, students answer a series of questions about the nervous system and the effects of drugs on it. Students define four divisions of the nervous system, including the central, peripheral, somatic, and autonomic systems. They describe the functions of 6 parts of the brain. Students define a drug and tell ways different types of drugs affect the brain. The worksheet has 22 short essay questions.
Students compare mitosis and meiosis with regard to chromosome number in parent cells versus daughter cells, types of cells produced, total number of cells produced, and the number of divisions. In groups, identify and differentiate the major characteristics of vertebrate development and explain the relationships among the number of eggs, methods of fertilization, and rates of embryonic development as related to species survival.
In this nervous system learning exercise, students review the structure and function of neurons and how impulses are transmitted. Students label the parts of the brain and review the function of these parts. This learning exercise has 12 fill in the blank and 14 matching questions.
Are you nervous about teaching the nervous system to your beginning biologists? Worry no more! This PowerPoint provides a note-taking guide and diagrams of the neuron and the brain. Viewers will walk away with a clear understanding of the structure and function of nerve cells, the brain, and the overall nervous system.