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Students understand how the brain functions and how they can promote a healthy lifestyle. In this health lesson students complete several activities including investigating how stimulates affect the brain.
Students explore human anatomy by completing a list of activities over five days. In this brain science lessons, students examine images of brains and identify the different parts. Students complete an in-class quiz regarding brain anatomy and conduct a model building activity.
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.
Students study terminology and functions of brain physiology and neural activity, comparing it with a factory, and then draw a diagram.
Learners identify the basic function of the lobes in the brain. In this memory lesson students complete a lab activity on how fast they can react.
Students explore how the five human senses function. They work in small groups, each group focusing on a specific sense. Each group then creates a 'Sensing the World' poster which combines all of the information gained through in-class research.
This is a well-designed, creative lesson plan to help young scholars learn more about the human memory. Working in pairs, students complete tasks and gather data. Excellent websites for resources are also provided.
Students clarify common misconceptions about cells. They assess initial knowledge of cells and cell behavior, read and discuss an article and consider the role of cell communication in the diseases of diabetes, multiple sclerosis and drug addiction.
Learners identify the differences between the processes of mitosis and meiosis and explain how meiosis generates new combinations for natural selection. They illustrate the processes by square dancing.
Students identify synapsis as the key event in meiosis. They explain how synapsis leads to the formation of haploid gametes. Exploration of the differences between the processes of mitosis and meiosis occur. In accordance, explanations on how meiosis generates new combinations for natural selection.
In this reading for information worksheet, students read a detailed one page text about cells of the human body. Students answer 5 comprehension and 5 vocabulary questions.
As beginning biologists learn about neurons, they can use this resource to document important information. Seventeen questions, written as a reading guide, make up a cohesive overview of the nerve cell. The resource does not cover the rest of the nervous system, however, so you will want to use this as a supplement to your curriculum.
Students develop a deeper understanding of the brain. In this neuro-anatomyl lesson plan, students will use simple diagrams to understand the brain and will progress to more complex diagrams as they gain understanding.
In this biology worksheet, students examine the internal functions of the human body while considering the factors needed to explain the physiological reactions.
Students record observations and create drawings and models of anatomy using their five senses. They describe the structures of a neuron and analyze each of their functions. They compare and contrast the typical structural features of a general somatic cell to that of the specialized structures of the neuron.
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.
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.
Find out just how enticing learning about neurons can be by creating models with sugar cookies, icing, and candy. With great background information for you and an easy procedure for the kids, studying cells has never been more fun or mouth-watering! Be sure to emphasize that your microbiologists use correct vocabulary as they are building their tantalizing models, lest they refer to mitochondria as M & Ms on their tests.
Students explore human anatomy by completing a quiz. In this brain lesson, students read assigned text which discusses the different elements of the human brain and how they are used in everyday experiences. Students answer a multiple choice quiz on brain anatomy.
Students explore the brain. In this science lesson, 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.