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Unit 6: The Nervous System

Unit 6: Neurology and the Senses Ch 33

Student Objectives:

1. Parts and functions of neurons
2. Nerve impulses
3. Organization of nervous system
4. Somatic vs. autonomic nervous system
5. Different sensory structures and how they send impulses
6. Effects of drugs on body: how they cause harm and death
7. How a person becomes addicted to substances






Class Power Points

Class Assignments:

_____ Daily Bell work Assignments (focus on vocabulary)

_____ Edmodo Assignments

_____ Preview Nervous System: Read chapter 17 Pacemaker Textbook pgs 267-277; write one page summary

_____ Read 33.1 complete Study Guide and Quick Check ch 33.1

_____ Power Point Notes 33.1 Structure of Nervous Systems and Nerve Impulses

_____ Create a nerve and label the parts of a nerve

_____ Video Notes: The Human Body: The Nervous System

_____ Read 33.2 complete Study Guide and Quick Check ch 33.2

_____ Power Point Notes ch 33.2 Organization of Nervous System

_____ BioLab: How Neural Pathways Become More Efficient

_____ Quiz 33.1 and 33.2 Structure of nervous system and organization of nervous system

_____ Read 33.3 complete Mini Lab: How Eyes Adjust to Darkness

_____ Graphic Organizer on senses and the brain

_____ Read 33.4 and complete Study Guide and Quick Check ch 33.4: Effect of Drugs

_____ Power Point Notes 33.4: The Effects of Drugs on the body and brain

_____ Video: Crystal Meth: The Crystal Cage

_____ Student research written assignment: Type of Drug and how drug effects the brain and body

_____ Unit 6 Test Review

_____ Unit 6 Test


CA- California K-12 Academic Content Standards

Subject : Science
Grade : Grades Nine Through Twelve
Standards that all students are expected to achieve in the course of their studies are unmarked. Standards that all students should have the opportunity to learn are marked with an asterisk (*).
Area : Biology/Life Sciences
Sub-Strand : Physiology
Concept 9: As a result of the coordinated structures and functions of organ systems, the internal environment of the human body remains relatively stable (homeostatic) despite changes in the outside environment. As a basis for understanding this concept:
b: Students know how the nervous system mediates communication between different parts of the body and the body’s interactions with the environment.
c: Students know how feedback loops in the nervous and endocrine systems regulate conditions in the body.
d.: Students know the functions of the nervous system and the role of neurons in transmitting electrochemical impulses.
e: Students know the roles of sensory neurons, interneurons, and motor neurons in sensation, thought, and response.