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A science lesson on the nervous  system.
 

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM LESSON

 

A science lesson on the subject of the nervous system. Includes printable teaching lesson plan and lesson worksheets.

 

II. Instructional Objectives

The student will:

  • Identify features of the nervous system.

  • Explore the needs of the human body by explaining the importance of good health in relationship to the body.

  • Understand the functions and care of the human body and its organs.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM LESSON PLAN

 

Materials

  • Sentence strips with Daily Science Question and Nervous system facts
  • Butcher paper, black marker, tape
  • Nervous system visual aid
  • "paper doll" outline
  • Yarn, beans, fabric scraps, construction paper, straws, sponges, cotton balls, dry macaroni noodles, etc.
  • Scissors, glue
  • Coloring utensils
  • Study Notes Worksheet

1. The student will begin the class by copying the Daily Science Question that has been displayed into their science journals. The students will answer the question to the best of their ability. After approximately 5 minutes, the teacher will invite students to share their answers. The teacher will share the correct answer.

 

2. The teacher will introduce the Nervous System and display a visual aid of the Nervous system.

 

3. Using a large piece of butcher paper, the teacher will begin a KWL chart (K= what we Know, W= what we want to know, L= what we learned), drawing 3 sections. The teacher and students will brainstorm what they already know about the Nervous system and list these in the "K" section. The teacher and students will brainstorm questions of things they would like to know about the nervous system. Some of these questions might include:

  • How big is the human brain?
  • What are the organs of the Nervous system?
  • What does the brain do?
  • How long is the spinal cord?
  • How fast does the nervous system work?
  • What does the brain control?
  • Who studies the brain?

4. The teacher will present information on the Nervous system. The students will complete the Study Notes worksheet.

 

5. The teacher and students will complete the "L" section of the KWL chart.

 

Instructional Considerations

This science class is made up of students possessing a variety of learning styles and ability levels. This lesson plan has been designed to accommodate kinesthetic and visual learners by incorporating active learning strategies and visual aids.

 

Student Practice

Using the paper doll outline and the additional materials listed, the student will place the materials to create a visual aid representing a body with several major organs. The student will write at least one sentence describing the organ(s) they choose, the material they choose to represent the organ and why.

 

Closure

The students will work on the display project in their cooperative groups.

 

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BRAINS:

An adult human brain weighs between 1300g and 1400g. A newborn human baby brain weighs between 350g and 400g.

The brain is 2% of the body's total weight.

Brain weights of animals:

Elephant: 6000g Chimpanzee: 420g Beagle dog: 72g Cat: 30g Rat: 2g

 

 

 

LESSON PRINTABLES

Nervous System Lesson Plan

Printable lesson plan.

 

 

 

Nervous System Student Notes Worksheet

Student Notes Worksheet.

 

 

 

Paper Doll Human Outline

Human body outline activity worksheet.

 

 

 

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