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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.
A great set of questions to test understanding of the structures and function of the nervous system. The first ten questions are multiple choice with definitions to be completed and reactions defined. Then, a basic diagram of the central nervous system is given. The diagram requiring labeling.
Fifth graders determine how cells coordinate into body systems in this week-long lesson on human cells and body systems. The week begins with a video from Discovery Education, then the class uses the rest of the week to read about, research and discuss body systems, culminating in PowerPoint presentations where each group presents on different body systems. Some good ideas for activities and discussion topics are introduced in this lesson, but it needs to be supplemented as links do not work.