The Nervous System - Complete Indepedent Lesson

The Nervous System - Complete Indepedent Lesson


A complete independent lesson on the nervous system – no other texts necessary. Students can work independently, with a partner, in small groups, or even at home. The set includes notes, diagrams, and pictures that help students understand the main ideas of the nervous system. Including the major parts of the brain, the two hemispheres of the brain, the role of the spinal cord, afferent and efferent nerves, how neurons work, how we learn, and how the brain communicates with the rest of the body.

This lesson is geared towards middle school students, but could be helpful for students in high school as well.

In my opinion, the best part of this lesson is the checklist that allows students to methodically move through the lesson without getting lost on what to do next.

When I use this set in my classroom, I laminate several copies and keep them in separate envelopes along with the consumables the students will need to complete the lesson. This way I can reuse the pages many times and students can check off their progress using an overhead pen. When they are done, they wipe off the checklist and return the set.

This is great as a part of a unit on the human body or systems in science.

The Nervous System by Cate O'Donnell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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Grade Levels: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Resource Types: Study Guides, Minilessons, Printables