Monday, February 16, 2009

how does our nervous sytem help us learn?



So what is this thing we call a nervous system? Is it something we need to look after? Does it have delicate sensibilities? How does it work? Can the thoughts in my head really be the result of biochemical reactions in my brain?
Maybe we should try to understand our brains better... afterall, we use them every day of our lives.

[and is that correct grammar? - "we", "them", "lives"]

Here are some links to online learning resources:
http://www.instructorweb.com/lesson/nervoussystem.asp
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/baw1.html
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/experi.html
http://www.cln.org/themes/brain.html
http://www.google.com/Top/Kids_and_Teens/School_Time/Science/Living_Things/Animals/Mammals/Humans/Nervous_System/
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/brain.html
A movie about how the brain works
and this last one is gross, but possibly educational :-)

By the Way - there are at least two homework projects secretly embedded in this post...

[here is one]
- follow the link on the previous brackets to see examples of kid's brain art - you will need to make a poster relating your brain to learning, keeping it healthy, or something similar


15 comments:

MrWoody said...

Your homework is to construct a model of a neuron/nerve cell. Follow these instructions and pass it on:

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chmodel.html

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

Yeesh. At least our homework isn't that hard... oh wait, yes it is.

Bubbles said...

is this website got everything we need to know on it :/

pinky said...

O.k, so do we have to do all of the "lessons" on these websites? Because that's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

MrWoody said...

Peruse the links at your leisure.
Find the two homework assignments.
Prepare yourself to do them.
Leeeearn....

No you don't have to do everything on all the links. These are just general research resources to help you.

pinky said...

o.k thanks mr woody!!

pinky said...

Wait. So does that mean that the "lessons" aren't actually the choices we have to choose from.

Do we have to find two particular "lessons" or assignments.

MrWoody said...

I will explain in class. :-)

The Other Boy said...

Do we do the poster at home or in class?

lilrocsta said...

does it have to be 3-D one or flat one???

Midnight Baloney said...

i'm confuzzled.

G gangster said...

I just finished my nueron.
Do we have to label them?

MrWoody said...

You may make your neuron however you like and you do need to know the various parts and how it works - I will ask you about it's functioning when you present it.
Well done those who have taken up the challenge!

lilrocsta said...

do we have to make a poster

Drumbledoor said...

yes