The Brain and Nervous System by Helen & Linda Kiddis



A WebQuest for 9th grade Science. In the outcome of Life & Living (Body systems). It asks the students to research different parts of the Brain and Nervous system. As a team of medical professionals ( ie doctors, nurses, psychologists), they must find out all they can about the brain and nervous system. As a team, the investigators must research facts, compare notes and apply this knowledge to real life disorders of the Brain and Nervous system. At the completion of their research, they will use their knowledge to undergo a written test, to gauge their level of understanding. They will also provide feedback about what they found useful/ interesting about the task. This will be done in the form of an online survey.


Over the next four lessons we will learn about each part of the brain and nervous system.

A) The nervous system is one of the most important systems of our bodies and helps us to think, move, remember and talk. It also helps us do everything we need to do to survive such as sleep, drink and eat. Without our brains we would not be able to function, so this is why the brain and the nervous system are so important.

B) There are three parts to the nervous system the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The brain is found inside your head, your spinal cord is found inside your back bone and your nerves link these together. There are two types of nerves: peripheral nerves and autonomic nerves.

C) Your brain is the overall controller of the nervous system and what happens in your body. The brain sends messages through nerves for tasks to be done. The spinal cord receives theses nerve messages and acts on them. Some people think of the brain as the boss of a company as the brain like a boss controls everything and how it operates.

The Brain and Spinal Cord
The Brain and Spinal Cord




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