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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.
Students 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.
High schoolers, 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.
Learners 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. Learners create a little group rapport.
In this nervous system instructional activity, 9th graders define each term listed and then label the figure shown pertaining to the nervous system. Then they name three types of neurons and describe the function of each type.
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 nervous system worksheet, students read a paragraph explaining how electrical signals travel throughout the nervous system. Students complete 2 short answer questions based on the reading and a labeled diagram.
In this meiosis worksheet, student complete the blanks describing the process of meiosis. Students draw a diagram of homologous chromosomes.
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.
In this neuroscience learning exercise, students explore the Neuroscience for Kids website and then complete the questions. Students compare axons and dendrites, the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous system, and the different lobes of the brain. This learning exercise has 30 fill in the blank and 12 short answer questions.
In this brain word scramble worksheet, students unscramble 7 sets of letters to form the words: axon, synapse, neuron, dendrite, myelin, soma, and nucleus.
In this nervous system alphabet book worksheet, students study 26 neuroscience terms as they read the 26 terms and their definitions in the glossary. Some of the terms included are: receptor, unipolar, white matter, axon, hemisphere, and dendrite.
In this neurology worksheet, students analyze 20 terms in a word bank that pertain to the nervous system. Students find each word in a word search puzzle.
Students explore electrical energy. In this electricity lesson plan, students design and build a large circuit in order to determine whether circuit size correlates with the light of a bulb.
Students study the history in obstetrics and pediatrics.  In this investigative lesson students research and present information about winners of the Nobel Prize. 
In this hidden summer vocabulary builder worksheet, students fill in the missing letters in 70 words using definitions and descriptions, then write 8 short answers about summer.
Fourth graders read, write, and add numbers in the millions in standard form, expanded form, and written form. In this millions lesson plan, 4th graders fill out place value charts, and use pasta as commas in numbers.