Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is to understand the basic structure and function of a neuron, the basic structure and function of the brain, and have a basic understanding of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This comes after talking about the muscular system and before going into the circulatory and respiratory system.
Objectives: As a result of this lesson:
• Students will be able to identify the general functions of the nervous system.
• Students will be able to describe the different parts of a neuron and the CNS.
• Students will be able to explain how impulses are carried through the nerve cells in response to a stimulus.