This nervous system activity bundle features two different full-page study guides. In the first study guide, students identify the divisions, components, functions/importance, and examples of the nervous system and its parts down to the cellular level. Students compare and contrast all of the glial cells and the neurons (sensory, integrative, and motor). Students also map out a phonics strategy for remembering that sensory neurons are afferent and motor neurons are efferent. Students identify the alternative name for a nerve impulse (action potential) and write out the three phases of a nerve impulse. Students then describe the physiology during the polarization, depolarization, and repolarization state. Students also have an opportunity to fill in the missing words in a paragraph that explains the importance of saltatory conduction along the myelinated nerve fibers.
In the second study guide, students use words in a word bank to explain how a nerve signal crosses a synaptic cleft (synapse). Students then map out the names and key functions of the lobes in the brain. Students then unscramble a word bank in the order of the highest state of wakefulness of the lowest state of wakefulness. Students explain the timing of rapid eye movement. They identify the three layers of protection for the nervous system. They contrast the dura mater from the pia mater. Students finally match the description of the nervous system disorder to the proper term.
The first study guide requires approximately fifty-two answers/answer parts for twenty-five questions. The second study guide requires approximately forty-six answers/answer parts for twenty-eight questions. Two full-page, color-coated answer keys are provided. This is one of many lesson sets I offer for Human Anatomy & Physiology. Check out the rest at my store!