Chapter 29: Nervous and Endocrine Systems

Neuron

Animation illustrating the parts and functioning of a neuron

http://www.learner.org/courses/biology/archive/animations/hires/a_neuro1_h.html

(Main Ideas: Neurons are highly specialized cells.)

 

 

Neuron Lab

Virtual lab in which you dissect a leech and record the electrical activities of individual neurons

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/vlabs/neurophysiology/index.html

(Main Ideas: Neurons are highly specialized cells.)

 

 

Synapse

Animation illustrating a synapse between neurons

http://www.learner.org/courses/biology/archive/animations/hires/a_neuro2_h.html

(Main Idea: Neurons receive and transmit signals.)

 

 

Action Potential

Animation explaining how action potentials are generated

http://brainu.org/files/movies/action_potential_cartoon.swf

(Main Idea: Neurons receive and transmit signals.)

 

 

Neuron Navigation

Video of a growing neuron being repulsed by another neuron in its path

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/neuroscience/contact_repulsion.html

(Main Idea: Neurons receive and transmit signals.)

 

Vision

Animated tutorial illustrating how the eyes and nervous system detect light

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/sight/sight_animation.shtml

(Main Idea: The senses detect physical and chemical stimuli.)

 

 

Hearing

Animated tutorial showing how the ears and nervous system detect sound

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/hearing/hearing_animation.shtml

(Main Idea: The senses detect physical and chemical stimuli.)

 

 

Balance

Animated tutorial showing how a structure in the middle ear helps regulate balance

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/balance/balance_animation.shtml

(Main Idea: The senses detect physical and chemical stimuli.)

 

 

Smell

Animated tutorial illustrating how smells are detected

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/smell/smell_animation.shtml

(Main Idea: The senses detect physical and chemical stimuli.)

 


Taste

Animated tutorial showing how the tongue and nervous system produce the sense of taste

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/taste/taste_animation.shtml

(Main Idea: The senses detect physical and chemical stimuli.)

 

 

The Tongue

Video with animation explaining how the tongue works and why we have the ability to detect five different tastes

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/tongue-taste.html

(Main Idea: The senses detect physical and chemical stimuli.)

 

 

 

Tour of the Brain

Interactive tutorial describing the major functions of each part of a healthy brain, followed by a description of brains that have Alzheimer’s disease

http://www.alz.org/braintour/3_main_parts.asp

http://www.alz.org/braintour/3_main_parts.asp

(Main Idea: The CNS processes information.)

 

 

Brain Map

Interactive map of the human brain that you can explore by structure or function

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/organs/brainmap/

(Main Idea: The CNS processes information.)

 

Lobes of the Brain

Interactive brain that you can explore by brain lobe or function

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/3d/index.html

(Main Idea: The CNS processes information.)

 

 

Memory Formation

Video about an unusual case that shed light on how the brain forms new memories

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/how-memory-works.html

(Main Idea: The CNS processes information.)

 

 

Memory

Animated tour of the parts of the brain involved in memory

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=memory-brain-tour-video

(Main Idea: The CNS processes information.)

 

 

Science of Sleep

Video describing the possible connection between sleep and memory

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/body/function-sleep.html

(Main Idea: The CNS processes information.)

 

 

Reflex

Animation showing how reflexes work

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa_pre_2011/human/thenervoussystemrev3.shtml

(Main Idea: The CNS processes information.)

 

 

Response

Interactive animation describing how the parts of the nervous system work together to respond to changes in the environment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/nervesandhormones/thenervoussystemact.shtml

(Main Idea: The PNS links the CNS to muscles and other organs.)

 

 

PNS and CNS

Game in which you drag a body part into a virtual body and then click on the part of the central nervous system that you think it links to

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/3djigsaw_02/index.shtml?nervous

(Main Idea: The PNS links the CNS to muscles and other organs.)

 

 

Brain Scans

Article describing several common brain scanning technologies

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/scanning/index.html

(Main Idea: New techniques improve our understanding of the brain.)

 

 

Drugs, Part 1

Game in which you match drugs with their descriptions

http://teens.drugabuse.gov/havefun/pick_a_card/index.php

(Main Idea: Drugs alter brain chemistry.)

 

 

Drugs, Part 2

Quiz in which you answer questions about different drugs

http://teens.drugabuse.gov/sarasquest/sqgame.php

http://teens.drugabuse.gov/sarasquest/sqgame.php

(Main Idea: Drugs alter brain chemistry.)

 

 

Drugs, Part 3

Game in which you identify the correct answer about a drug in order to destroy an oncoming asteroid

http://archives.drugabuse.gov/havefun/wrangler/index.php

(Main Idea: Drugs alter brain chemistry.)

 

 

Hormone Action

Animation showing how adrenalin acts on a cell

 

http://www.zerobio.com/adrenalin2.swf

(Main Idea: Hormones influence a cell’s activities by entering the cell or binding to its membrane.)

 

 

Endocrine System

Interactive animation describing the role of hormones in maintaining the body’s homeostasis

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/nervesandhormones/controlinthehumanbodyact.shtml

(Main Idea: Endocrine glands secrete hormones that act throughout the body.)

 

 

Glands and Hormones

Game in which you match the hormone to the endocrine gland that produces it

http://www.zerobio.com/drag_oa/endo.htm

(Main Idea: Endocrine glands secrete hormones that act throughout the body.)