Human Body Muscles and Nerves: How We Keep Our Balance

Human Body Muscles and Nerves: How We Keep Our Balance
Human Body Muscles and Nerves: How We Keep Our Balance
Human Body Muscles and Nerves: How We Keep Our Balance
Human Body Muscles and Nerves: How We Keep Our Balance
Human Body Muscles and Nerves: How We Keep Our Balance
Human Body Muscles and Nerves: How We Keep Our Balance
Human Body Muscles and Nerves: How We Keep Our Balance
Human Body Muscles and Nerves: How We Keep Our Balance
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  2. From dissections to muscle fatigue to reflexes, this captivating collection will introduce you to the fascinating world of bones, muscles, and nerves. If you’ve always wondered why your vision rarely blurs, how we keep our balance, or how your bones compare to those of a bird, this book will help so
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Product Description

How do we keep our balance? Standing without falling requires that three sensory systems work together (sight, inner ear, and proprioception). If sight isn't available, standing upright becomes more difficult. In this activity students practice standing on one leg with eyes opened and then closed.

Questions Answered:

  • What sensory systems help keep our balance?
  • What happens when one or more of the systems isn't working?

Topics Addressed:

  • Three sensory systems help us keep our balance
  • If one sensory system is compromised, the body can still remain upright
  • If more than one sensory system is compromised maintaining balanace can be extremely difficult

Materials Needed

a friend, minute timer, blindfold (optional)

Preparation Time

none

Teaching Time

About 20–30 minutes, longer with included writing assignment

Other resources

Click here to see companion curricular pieces:

Bones, Muscles, & Nerves Collection

Answer Key

Yes! Plus extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.

Target Audience

Middle School Students, Ages 11-14

Student Sheets

  • Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
  • Diagrams for labeling

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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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