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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A nine-resource collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like...
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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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How Do Nerves Work?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
This lesson won't get on your nerves! Find out how one kind of cell can cause comfort, terror, or pain in your brain. Comic strip and cartoon style animation is used to help explain the transmission of electrical nerve impulses and the...
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The Sensory System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Paul Andersen is back with his Smart Board to discuss the sensory system and how action potential is received by your brain. Depending on which nerves are transmitting information, the complex mechanism called the brain can tell where...
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Neural Network Signals

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using a simple circuit with the battery representing the brain, future physiologists test to see which solutions conduct electrical "nerve impulses." Enlighten learners with plentiful information on electric signals in the nervous system...
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Cranial Nerves

For Students 9th - 12th
This page consists of a list of the cranial nerves in triplicate. The diagram of the brain that tops each copy of the list is too small for identifying each nerve. Consider giving your avid anatomists one of these lists with a large...
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Nervous System

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
After reading through this presentation about nerve impulses, students should be able to complete the sentences given with the correct terms and scientific vocabulary. The basics of the ion channel behavior are detailed along with a...
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AP: Chapter 48: Nervous System

For Students 9th - 12th
Human anatomy enthusiasts trace neurological pahtways in word and on a diagram, describe action potential of a nerve impulse, and identify the organs in the nervous system. Provide this to your biology class as a review before...
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Final Exam Practice - General Biology

For Students Higher Ed
A 17-page practice final exam for a college-level introductory biology course is contained in this resource. Matching and short answer questions cover every topic that you would expect to teach during an advanced biology course including...
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Nerves

For Students 4th - 8th
In this nerves activity, students complete an experiment involving paper, straws, toothpicks, and more to test their nerves. Students follow 13 sets of directions.
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The Cockroach Beatbox

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A neuroscientist explains, with the aid of creative and colorful animation and an actual cockroach leg, how the brain transmits and receives electrical messages. He uses electricity to cause the cockroach leg to move. This top-notch...
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Nerve Cell Informercials

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners research the structure and function of the nervous system. They prepare a model or representation of neural transmission. Students create an infomercial about nerve cells.
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Intro to Cells: Animal, Plant, Nerve and Red Blood Cells

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Throw your dendrites in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care! An excellent video in the Fuse School playlist explains the parts and functions of cells. It describes their structures, functions, and specialties.
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Getting Up the Nerve

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the basics of the nervous system through an interactive program. They discover how the brain is linked to muscle movement. They can test cells through the interactive program to see how it reacts to different...
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How To Calm Back-to-School Nerves

For Teachers K - 3rd
Set students up for success with these tips for getting the year off to a smooth start.
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Study Jams! The Senses: Seeing

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
What will viewers see when they watch this video about vision? They will observe RJ and Sam hanging out during a power outage with Rookie, the dog. The boys discuss the structure of the eye (pupil, iris, cornea, lens, retina, optic...
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What Is a Neuron?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't get on your nerves while doing this modeling activity! After teaching the structure and function of a neuron using the included diagrams, give individuals some clay and chenille stems so that they can make their own...
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The Domino Effect

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students model the transmission of neural impulses with dominoes. In this nervous system lesson, students construct a device with dominoes. They use the device to model the way a nerve impulse is propagated from dendrite to axon.
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Worksheet & Reading Guide - Neurons

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Tissues

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Complete with teachers' notes for most of the slides, this is a tremendous presentation of the four types of tissues: epithelial, connective, nerve, and muscle. Each is displayed with pertinent vocabulary and photos of microscope slides...
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Nervous System

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this nervous system worksheet, students use a diagram of a sequence of nerves to explain how a signal moves from the stimulus to the receptor. Students also describe ways the signal could be disrupted. This worksheet has 2 short essay...
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Crossing the Synaptic Gap

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in...
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Nerve Racking

For Teachers 5th
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.
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The Nervous System

For Students 4th - 5th
Are you doing some lessons on the nervous system? This word search might come in handy to help you teach some of the vocabulary associated with it. Learners must find ten words that have something to do with the nervous system. Then,...