Don't Be Nerve-Ous

This Don't Be Nerve-Ous activity & project also includes:

Read with your human biology buffs about habituation, the diminishing physiological response to a repeated stimulus. Then send them home to carry out this experiment in determining where the socks on their feet end! To wrap up the assignment, have them write a paragraph about this phenomenon and how it might be a beneficial adaptation.

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Pros

  • An enriching exercise to assign during a unit on the nervous system
  • Language and appeal is appropriate for middle schoolers
Cons

  • None