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The Nervous System

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Clip: The Nervous System

Learn how the nervous system sends messages to your brain to make you react.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand that our bodys responses to the outside world are controlled by the nervous system, the bodys communication network. The nervous system not only gathers information from the outside, but also keeps the internal organs working properly.
  2. Realize that messages are constantly being transferred throughout the body in the...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before the video, have the students experiment with the kneejerk reflex (tapping the patellar tendon to cause the lower leg to jerk outward). Ask the students if they thought about moving their leg before it moved. Tell them this is a reflex and that how reflexes work will be explained in the video.
  2. After the video, have each s...

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