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Keywords: Science
Subject(s): Science, Life Science
Grade 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Salem Junior High School, Salem, MO
Planned By: Debra Ritchey
Original Author: Debra Ritchey, Salem
I set my room up like elementary stations. There are 12 stations one for each of the body systems. Each station has a power point, activity (lab), and worksheet to do at it. The students rotate through each one and complete the items at each station. At the end of the unit they have an assessment. The hard part of doing this is finding enough technology to run the power points. Once they are up and running we don't even need internet connection. My students love the technology hook we do with this unit and they score higher on this than any other unit. One of the station is even based on the old song "Dem Bones".
this is a copy of one of the worksheets.

The Nervous System

Main Functions of the Nervous System

The nervous system has 3 main functions:
1. _________________________ from both outside and inside the body.
2. _________________________
Any change or signal in the environment that can make an organism react is called a ________________.
A ____________________is what your body does in reaction to a stimulus.
Some nervous system responses are _________________, or under your control. However, many processes necessary for life, such as heart rate, are controlled by ______________________________ of the nervous system.
3. ___________________________ - keeping a stable internal environment.

Parts of the Nervous System:

Label the main parts of the nervous system and then answer the questions.

neurons are also known as ___________________.

The message that a neuron carries is called _______________________________.

The central nervous system consists of:

The peripheral nervous system consists of:
I would like to attach one of the power points to show but there is no place.
Assessment at the end.
Materials: Calculators, Middle School, Middle, Science, Web Page, Slideshow, Clip Art, Worksheets, Integrating Technology