Some computer knowledge, reading skills appropriate for the website, experience with PowerPoint a plus.
The goal of this lesson is to use interactive processes to discover more about the human nervous system and the effect that it has on our everyday lives. The lesson focuses on the autonomic nervous system and how our organs individually react to both sympathetic and parasympathetic reactions.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Go to http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
Click on "Explore the Nervous System" Click on "The Peripheral Nervous System" at the top of the page Click on "The Autonomic Nervous System"
Answer the following questions:
1. What does ANS stand for?
2. How does ANS cause us to respond in emergencies? In non-emergencies?
3. What 3 parts is the ANS divided into?
Read about the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
1. What region of the spinal cord are the cell bodies of the sympathetic nervous system located? The parasympethetic?
Submit answers to these questions via email
1. Choose 5 organs and diagram their responses to sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation.
2. Over the next 3 days, create a PowerPoint telling a story in which the main character encounters a situation where he/she must use the sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous system. Mention the responses of the 5 organs you chose and,
if you can, use the Internet to find pictures of the 5 organs and bring them into your PowerPoint at the pages where you talk about them. Be creative! Submit your PowerPoint.
Extra Credit Option:
At the bottom of the ANS web page, click on "Interactive Word Search Puzzle on the Autonomic Nervous System"
Complete the puzzle Print the puzzle Return the completed puzzle to me along with the PowerPoint