NERVOUS SYSTEM LESSON PLAN
- 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.
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.
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.
The students will work on the display project in their cooperative groups.
|INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT
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
Brain weights of animals:
Elephant: 6000g Chimpanzee:
420g Beagle dog: 72g Cat: 30g Rat: 2g
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