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The Brain and Nervous System

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Check out this 9-part unit on the human brain, focusing on neurons, the synaptic gap, the effect of hormones, and the importance of nutrients. You'll find seven lessons, a pre-assessment, and a post-assessment .
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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The Brain: Explored

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is there anymore more mysterious and wonderful than the human brain? Often, we have so many questions it's difficult to know where to begin. Check out this five-part video series on different aspects of the brain, hosted by Dr. David...
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Central Nervous System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At the age of 18, the human brain stops growing. �An informative video specifically focuses on the central nervous system. The narrator discusses its location, the function of our brain, and its development from embryo to adult. He also...
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Caffeine!! - Bite Sci-zed

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Caffeine is a legal stimulant that many people use every day, and some people are even addicted to it...but why? Discover the science behind this everyday drug, including how caffeine acts on the central nervous system, stimulates...
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Central Nervous System Study Questions

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
For this central nervous system worksheet, students define 24 terms associated with the human central nervous system. They answer 28 short answer questions dealing with the structures and function of the CNS.
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The Nervous System and Drugs

For Students 9th - 12th
"The Nervous System & Drugs" is a collection of twenty-five short-answer questions pertaining to the human nervous system and how it reacts to various chemicals. Though designed as a chapter reading guide, not all biology texts have...
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WebQuest: Structure of the Nervous System

For Students 9th - 12th
What could be more natural than learning about learning? Through a well-designed WebQuest, scholars research the central nervous systems and the process of learning. They study the structure as well as discover the functions of those...
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AP® Psychology: Special Focus - The Brain, the Nervous System, and Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does the brain send signals to the rest of the body? Scholars research and analyze the functions of the brain and the central nervous system in the human body. Using hands-on activities, reflections, and research, they begin to...
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Mindflex Activity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Control a ball with your mind! Using a headset with an electrode, learners adjust the movement of a ball. They develop an experiment that tests the involvement of the central nervous system in controlling the ball. This helps to develop...
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Manduca sexta: Caterpillar Dissection

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Caterpillars have an amazing, yet tough job to perform in their short lives — eat much, avoid predators, and try not to let all those comments about being the unattractive stage of the life cycle get to them. How do they handle it all?...
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The Nervous System and the Effects of Drugs

For Students 5th - 12th
In this nervous system worksheet, students read information about how the body receives and sends out information through the peripheral nervous system and central nervous system. Then students complete 3 short answer questions.
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Nervous System A and P Part 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A British speaker lectures on the parts of the nervous system. He writes the names on large paper as well so that viewers can follow along. He draws a neuron, explaining all its parts. The video cuts off after the nodes of Ranvier are...
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Nervous System

For Teachers 5th Standards
Get to know the body's central nervous system through an engaging game of nervous system telephone. But this isn't your average game of telephone. Here, pupils must find a way to communicate a message to the brain without speaking....
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Nervous System A and P Part 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here, our British speaker starts up right where part one left off, talking about the nodes of Ravier and the way neurons work. The connections between muscles and the sensory neurons are detailed along with peripheral receptors. Hear the...
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The Central Nervous System

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify the parts of the nervous system and their five senses. They participate in activities with their classmates to test their knowledge of the nervous system. They complete a test to review the material.
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How Do Dogs "See" with Their Noses?

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
While dogs may not be able to see quite as well as humans, they definitely have us beat when it comes to their sense of smell. Prepare to be amazed as this short video investigates the incredibly sensitive noses of man's best friend.
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Nervous System Introductory Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
For this nervous system worksheet, students answer thirty short answer questions about the structures and functions of the nervous system and its subsystems.
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The Brain

For Students 4th - 6th
In this brain worksheet, students read about the brain, its four parts, and their functions, and answer comprehension questions. In this fill in the blank and true and false worksheet, students answer thirteen questions.
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The Incredible Edible Brain

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students develop understanding of structure and function in living systems. They explain human beings have body systems for providing coordination of body systems. They construct models to represent areas of the brain and spinal cord.
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Stimulant Addiction

For Students 8th - 10th
In this stimulants and addiction worksheet, learners take a 10 problem multiple choice quiz to determine what they know about the effects of stimulants on the brain. Students then read an article "Stimulant Addiction" and compare their...
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The Nervous System

For Students Higher Ed
In this nervous system learning exercise, students review the structure and function of the central nervous system. This learning exercise has 1 drawing and 17 fill in the blank statements.
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Should You Drink Sports Drinks? When? Why?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New research proves even rinsing your mouth with carbohydrates without swallowing improves performance of the central nervous system. While some think sports drinks are amazing, others say they are a waste of money. Scholars learn about...
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The Nervous System

For Students 9th - 12th
Human biology beginners label colorful diagrams of the neuron, the reflex pathway, and the brain. They list steps in the action potential process, and describe several different neurotransmitters. This worksheet guides learners through...

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