Questions to think about prior to this unit of instruction:
1. How do nerves collect information from the environment and respond?
2. How does the brain interpret incoming information from the nerves?
Introduction: Thinking, moving and remembering require the function of nerves. Nerves also coordinate body homeostasis or maintains a balance within the body. Without the use of nerves, our bodies would have no way to respond to changes within the environment or within our bodies.
Unit 7 PowerPoint
Students will take notes on the basic function and organization of nerves and neuroglial cells.
Students will start out with a blank sheet of white paper and colored pencils where they will draw the structures of neuron and the outline the steps of depolarization. Students will also draw a graph of depolarization showing what happens at -70mv, -55mv, 30mv, -80mv and -70mv. This will be turned into for credit.
Students will take notes on gray vs. white matter, understand the 3 layers of the meanings, and understand the basic function of the reflex arc. Watch video podcast.
Students will take a quiz on nerve anatomy. Following the quiz, students will trace the flow of cerebral spinal fluid around the brain and spinal column. Use colored pencils on the diagram provided in your notes.
Students will takes notes and understand the four principle parts of the brain and the understand the divisions of the brain stem and their function. Use the assignment called brain lobes to help you. Pass this off with your teacher when you are finished.
Students will take notes on diseases and disorders of the nervous system and watch short video clips showing the physiology of the disease.
Students will complete the lab called "It's not brain surgery" helping them understand the parts of the brain.
Students will complete a drawing activity called "Structure of a Neuron." Following this students will logon to UEN and complete the activity called "Make a Mad, Mad Neuron."
Students will complete the lab "sheep brain dissection" in the science lab. A podcast of this activity can be downloaded.
Students will complete a worksheet called "Diseases and Disorders Associate with the Nervous System."
Students will complete a unit review of the unit of instruction.
Students will complete an examination demonstrating their knowledge of the unit of instruction.