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Students name objects that are the same size, shape, and weight as the human brain. They touch the model brain, feeling the folds, etc. They make connections to the chart displaying the brain-like objects. They touch the 'potato flake' brain and compare it to the brain model.
Students model the plasticity of neural pathways for memory in the brain. They simulate the cell activity according to dots on cards that they are given. They complete various simulations of different cell combinations.
In this skeletal, muscular, and integumentary system worksheet, students answer questions that describe the skeletal system and its functions. Students answer a variety of formatted questions about the muscular and integumentary system and their function.
Make a poster of this Literary Elements Organizer and post it in your classroom to remind class members of the various aspects of the elements of characterization, setting, conflict and theme. Links to this and other organizers are provided.
Students construct a neuron. They investigate dendrites and axons. They explain the function of each structure within the neuron.
High schoolers investigate the biology of ADHD and its implications upon the formation and treatment of the disease. They draw and label the parts of a neuron. Also, they describe the neurotransmission cycle. Students create a list of pros and cons to the use of medication for treatment.
Students research the disease of ADHD and how it effects the brain. They specifically look at how the neurochemicals of the brain affect the behavior of individuals with ADHD. Students also explore and discuss some of the different treatment options.
For this nervous system worksheet, students review the parts of the body that make up the nervous system and how this body system works. This worksheet has 5 fill in the blank, 5 matching, 3 multiple choice, 5 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.
Young scholars examine how the brain develops. For this neurology lesson students read an article citing evidence that the different areas of the brain mature at different rates. They discuss emotional versus logical aspects of decision-making. This lesson refers to an article that can be downloaded from Scholastic.
Students explore the brain. In this science lesson plan, students view a diagram of the brain and discuss the various regions of the brain. Students discuss the importance of protecting the brain and design a protective covering.
Students complete a worksheet about the anatomy of the brain and make a hand model of the brain representing the left and right hemispheres. For this brain lesson plan, students can also make a jello mold brain.
Fourth graders read, write and add numbers through hundred thousands in standard form and short form. They listen to the book, How Much Is a Million? After the story, 4th graders use a place value chart to practice writing large numbers.
Learners discover movement patterns that express information about the basic systems, organs, and processes of the human body.
Students examine how depth perception works through a class experiment. They design and perform their own experiment that investigates visual illusions.
Fifth graders study the components and function of the nervous system. They investigate how engineers design biomedical equipment to assist the nervous system and explain how the five senses are affected during spaceflight.
Students, in groups, conduct research about a specific disorder of the brain, create a character study of a person with that brain disorder, and then present the information to the rest of the class.
Students determine that history is a field of study that can help them understand themselves and the people around them. By reading sources by and about people with many of the same interests and concerns that they have and learning to see how these issues were dealt with differently at different historical times, they discover that history shapes people's lives and that people shape the changes in history.
Students determine the speed of nervous transmission in an integrated nervous system. Students understand the differences between signal transmission in a single neuron and in a nervous system. Students create a little group rapport.
In this nervous system worksheet, students review 12 terms associated with the structures and functions of the nervous system plus the effect of drugs on this body system. Students will find these 12 words in a word search.
In this meiosis worksheet, student complete the blanks describing the process of meiosis. Students draw a diagram of homologous chromosomes.