The Nervous System

What do you call a brain without one billion neurons? A no-brainer! The narrator of a video about the brain and the differences between the central and peripheral nervous systems walks viewers through both systems, explaining how they work together to keep the body alive. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pre-script questions to ask pairs of learners throughout the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Video assumes learners understand homeostasis
  • There is a fair amount of vocabulary; pause video to allow learners to process, discuss, and takes notes
  • Video 26 in a series of 40
Pros

  • Reviews the sodium potassium pumps across a cell membrane, tying this process to neuron communication
  • To keep the attention of high schoolers, the narrator walks viewers through what happens in the body when a person takes a bite of pizza
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS