A&P Module 8 : Nervous System
Lesson 1 : Cells of the Nervous System
Objective(s): (1) Compare and contrast the structure, function and location of the varying neuroglial cells of the nervous system, (2) Explain the basic structures and functions of neurons.
Essential Question: How do the cells of the nervous system work together to integrate and coordinate the body?
Vocabulary: neuroglial cell, astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, microglial cell, ependymal cell, Schwann cell, neuron, myelin sheath, nerve impulse, dentrites, axon, nerve, CNS, PNS, sensory receptors, effectors, neurilemma
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 8-1; Cells of the Nervous System IP
Lesson 2 : Neuron Function
Standard(s): SC.912.L.14.21, SC.912.L.14.22, SC.912.L.14.24
Objective(s): Explain how information passes from one neuron to another.
Essential Question: Why does information pass so quickly from neuron to neuron and how do they achieve this?
Vocabulary: nerve pathways, synapse, synaptic cleft, signal transmission, neurotransmitters, resting potential, threshold, action potential, excitatory, inhibitory, neuronal pool, facilitation, convergence, divergence
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 8-2; Neuron Function IP
Lesson 3 : Meninges and Spinal Cord
Standard(s): SC.912.L.14.25, SC.912.L.14.27, SC.912.L.14.28
Objective(s): Describe the structure of the spinal cord and its major functions.
Essential Question: What is the structure and general function of the spinal cord?
Vocabulary: meninges, dura mater, arachnoid mater, pia mater, subarachnoid space, cerebrospinal fluid, spinal cord, central canal, white matter, gray matter, interneurons, nerve tracts, ascending tracts, descending tracts, reflexes
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 8-3; Meninges and Spinal Cord IP
Lesson 4 : The Brain
Standard(s): SC.912.L.14.26, SC.912.L.14.27
Objective(s): Name the major parts and functions of the brain.
Essential Question: What are the major parts of the brain and their functions?.
Vocabulary: corpus callosum, cerebral cortex, frontal lobe, temporal lobe, occipital lobe, parietal lobe, cerebrum, diencephalon, thalamus, hypothalamus, cerebellum, brain stem, midbrain, pons, medulla oblongata, ventricals, choroid plexuses
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 8-4; The Brain Handout; The Brain IP
Lesson 5 : Autonomic Nervous System
Standard(s): SC.912.L.14.21, SC.912.L.14.49
Objective(s): Describe the functions of the autonomic nervous system.
Essential Question: What are the two divisions of the autonomic nervous system and what are their functions?
Vocabulary: autonomic nervous system, sympathetic division, parasympathetic division, preganglionic fibers, postganglionic fibers
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 8-5; Autonomic Nervous System IP