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163 resources with the concept the central nervous system

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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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Prialt Blocks Pain Signaling in Mice

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Prialt, a prescription pain medicine, is used to treat severe and chronic pain in humans, but is extremely toxic to fish. To understand how Prialt works, class members watch a short animated video that models how calcium channels that...
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Why Do We Itch?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our skin is the first line of defense against insects, parasites, and other irritants. How do we defend it? Step inside the science of scratching with a video from an informative playlist. Topics include how itching evolved, what happens...
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Monitoring the Body's Reaction to Stress

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When stressed, do you prefer the fight or flight response? Scholars observe, measure, and identify the body's response to stress using a well-researched methodology. They learn about the autonomic nervous system, hormones, and more.
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The Surprising Reasons Animals Play Dead

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many animals have methods of surviving. But did you know that opossums are not the only animals known for "playing opossum"? Watch a video that explains the unique survival techniques and behaviors of animals, including tonic immobility...
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How Does Adderall™ Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How does taking a drug designed to speed the body up calm a brain that's working too fast already? Health scholars examine the effects of Adderall and other amphetamine compounds using a video from the American Chemical Society's...
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Go Fish!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
So much science in one tiny fish! Introduce young biologists to the zebrafish, a common aquarium inhabitant. The small, unassuming organism presents an opportunity for learners to study habituation using an easy-to-care-for species. Lab...
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Fishy Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a lab that may make you rethink that morning cup of coffee. Biology scholars test the effects of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine on the behavior of zebrafish through an intriguing experiment. Learners observe fish behavior before...
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Homeostasis of Thermoregulation

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Whether you're battling the flu or trying to warm up on a chilly day, your body's ability to react to temperature change is fascinating! Anatomy scholars discover the fantastic feedback loops that control body temperature in a rigorous...
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The Brain's Response to Drugs

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Marijuana affects the brain differently than inhalants, which have a different effect than opioids. Elementary and middle school classes read about these drugs as well as nicotine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, and steroids before...
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How Does Caffeine Keep Us Awake?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
You might want to put down your coffee for this one. Discover the science behind this stimulant, its origins, side-effects, and benefits of the most widely used drug: caffeine.
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Phantom Limb

For Teachers 5th - 12th
A phantom of neuroscience may leave pupils perplexed as they engage in an experimental lesson that recreates a phantom limb scenario. After experiencing the phenomenon, they choose a scientific question to explore further.
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Manduca sexta Wax Model

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Caterpillars' and moths' most obvious change is physical, but what happens to their nervous systems as they complete metamorphosis? Through a hands-on investigation, young scholars construct the nervous system of a caterpillar. They then...
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Card Sort Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learning is in the cards for this challenge. Collaborative groups work together to monitor the effect increasing the complexity of an activity has on the motor response time. Learners connect data analysis to their knowledge of brain...
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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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Makes Me Sweat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Never let them see you sweat ... unless you can't help it! Scholars design an experiment to determine the effects of stress on the body. They monitor sweat production under different conditions and relate the response to the function of...
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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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Virtual Neurons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
It's electric! Young anatomists use Virtual Neurons software to build, control, and analyze complex nerve circuits within the body. Colorful and packed with content, class members enjoy interacting with the nervous system at a personal...
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Neuropathfinding: Kinesthetic Model

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Playing follow the leader has never been so interesting! Get the class up and moving while they take on the roles of nervous system components. Through trial and error, they learn the importance of the "pioneer" growth cone that leads...
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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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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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The Nervous System (Part 1)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you line up all of the neurons in your body, they would stretch almost 600 miles! The seventh video in a series of 47 and explore the nervous system, both central and peripheral. The narrator teaches the organization and composition...
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Tissues (Part 1)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Once a nerve cell is damaged, it cannot be reproduced. Video number two in a series of 47 introduces high schoolers to tissues, focusing on the four types: nervous, muscle, epithelial, and connective. The narrator teaches their roles in...
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Why Does My Face Turn Red When I'm Angry?

For Students 9th - 12th
How does the fight or flight response affect our body systems? The video presenter gives a description of the nervous system response. As a person deals with anger, the nervous system communicates to the circulatory system and results in...