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Brain Awareness Week
Students explore the brain. In this science instructional activity, 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.
3rd - 8th Science 13 Views 51 Downloads
Teaching Neuroanatomy through Schematic Diagrams
Students identify the parts and function of a neuron. They explain and illustrate the levels and functions of the nervous system including neurons and the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems. They analyze and diagram the Lobes and Structures of the Cortex along with their functions.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 25 Downloads
Developing and Assessing the Intelligence of a Kindergartner: A Practical Approach
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.
K - 2nd Science 13 Views 23 Downloads
Apoptosis: Programmed Cell Death During Development
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.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Skeletal, Muscular, and Integumentary Systems
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.
7th - 8th Science 51 Views 213 Downloads
The Biology of ADHD
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 76 Downloads
ADHD - A Focus on the Brain
Learners 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.
11th - 12th Science 6 Views 23 Downloads
Controlling the Body Machine
In this nervous system activity, students review the parts of the body that make up the nervous system and how this body system works. This activity has 5 fill in the blank, 5 matching, 3 multiple choice, 5 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 68 Downloads
Teen and Decision Making
Students examine how the brain develops. In 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.
8th - 11th Science 6 Views 44 Downloads
What do they want? Critical Perspectives on the 1960's in the United States
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Signal Transmission in the Nervous System
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.
6th - 9th Science 7 Views 55 Downloads
The Nervous System and the Effects of Drugs
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.
9th - 12th Science 22 Views 99 Downloads