In this lesson you will learn about both the central (CNS) and peripheral (PNS) nervous systems and how they both gather, transmit and interpret information. In addition you will learn about the brain structure and the roles of the various regions: The hindbrain, midbrain, and forebrain.
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
- identify the various parts of the CNS and PNS.
- describe the three parts of the brain: Cerebrum, Cerebellum and Brainstem.
- identify the effector, motor neuron, receptor, interneuron, sensory neuron and stimulus on a reflex diagram.
- List the divisions of the PNS using a concept map.
- compare and contrast the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.
- describe the structure and function of the Cerebrum.
- differentiate between grey and white matter
- identify the cerebral cortex lobes and the body parts controlled by the motor and somatosensory cortices.
- describe the blood-brain barrier and its role.
- indicate the location and role of the cerebrospinal fluid
To start, below is a video lesson on the CNS and PNS. Please watch it and take detailed notes
A detailed presentation on the Brain Structure is below. Once again watch it and take notes.
Homework – Crossword Puzzle
Below is a Crossword Puzzle on the Nervous System. Please print it out and complete it. Next, scan it and upload it to our site.