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8.2: Using Maintaining a Healthy Nervous System – Student Edition (Human Biology)

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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Draw students' attention to the Key Ideas using means such as posters and transparencies.

Begin section with a review of the previous sections by discussing the six points listed on pages 59-60.

Complete Activity 7-1 Cortical Experiences as another way of reviewing the important structures and functions of the brain. Make available the models of “Brain on a Stick” and “Thinking Cap.”

Discuss Activity 7-1 Report questions.

Assign the Mini Activity: Learning More about Nervous System Disorders prior to discussing the diseases and disorders of the nervous system.

Discuss the diseases and disorders of the nervous system beginning on page 60 and those listed in Mini Activity: Learning More about Nervous System Disorders with the class as a whole or in smaller groups.

Introduce Activity 7-2: Improving Your Memory by asking students how learning is related to memory.

Discuss Activity 7-2 Report questions.

Make available the models of “Big Brain on a Stick” and “Thinking Cap” to review the structure and function of the nervous system.

Time permitting, use Activity 7-3: Your Nervous System in Action to review the structure and the function of the nervous system and select from unit projects.

Throughout and at the end of the section refocus students' attention on the Key Ideas.

Assign the Review Questions prior to completing the unit.

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