Thursday, October 9Discuss Parts of a NeuronMake Neuron Structure AnalogiesNeuron DanceNervous System/Parts of a Neuron quiz (tomorrow)Learning Target: Identify the neuron as the basis for neural communication
Wednesday, October 8Hand back Cornell NotesNervous System Ticket to EnterComplete 4 Square with Neuron StructuresDefine Neuron StructuresLearning Target: Identify the neuron as the basis for neural communication
Tuesday, October 6Return Pre/Post Reading Activity Read and take Cornell notes on the Nervous SystemNervous System: Ticket to Exit
Learning Targets: Classify the major divisions of the nervous systemDifferentiate the functions of the various subdivisions of the nervous system.
Monday, October 6Collect Ch. 3 Pre/Post ReadingDiscuss Nervous System ActivityNervous System Guided Practice (download show me app if you do not have it)Bring your textbooks to class tomorrowLearning Targets: Classify the major divisions of the nervous systemDifferentiate the functions of the various subdivisions of the nervous system.
Friday, October 4
Group Work: Brain Storm what you already know about Biological PsychologyBegin Discussing the Nervous SystemCh 3 Pre/Post Reading Due Monday, 10/6Learning Target: Classify the major divisions and subdivisions of the nervous system
Monday, March 17Hand back testsComplete viewing Genie and filling out the CERCh. 4 Vocabulary Grid (this is an OPTIONAL assignment due Thursday, March 20)Discuss Ch. 4 Inquiry ProjectLearning Target: Assess the effects of heredity and environment on behavior
Friday, March 14Collect Completed Note Taking GuidesCh. 3 Test
Thursday, March 13Return Ch. 3 Who am I? AssignmentCh. 3 Review StationsCh. 3 Test Tomorrow (3/14)Learning Targets: Identify the structure and function of the major regions of the brain. Differentiate the functions of the various subdivisions of the nervous system. Identify the neuron as the basis for neural communication.
Wednesday, March 12Collect Who am I? This was a MANDATORY assignmentWatch Genie and construct a claimCh. 3 Test: Friday, March 14
Learning Target: Assess the effects of heredity and environment on behavior
Tuesday, March 11Quick Review (Kahoot it!)Discuss Nature vs. NurtureShare some projects (if time permits)Mandatory Homework: Who am I? (due Wednesday, 3/12)Ch. 3 Friday, 3/14Learning Target: Assess the effects of heredity and environment on behavior
Friday, March 7Methods of Studying the BrainView Phineas Gage ClipBrain Power point due by midnight Tuesday 3/11Who am I? Assignment due 3/12Ch. 3 Test: Thursday or FridayLearning Target: Explain how research and technology have provided methods to analyze brain behavior and disease
Thursday, March 6Go to the library to work on Brain Project (This is a MANDATORY assignment). It is due on Tuesday, March 11Learning Target: Identify the structure and function of the major regions of the brain
Wednesday, March 5 Go to the library to work on Brain Project (This is a MANDATORY assignment). It is due on Tuesday, March 11Learning Target: Identify the structure and function of the major regions of the brain
Tuesday, March 4Lobes of the brain quizDiscuss the hemispheres of the brainRight vs. Left Hemisphere Guided PracticeCh. 3 Graphic Organizer/Review (This is an OPTIONAL assignment due 3/5)
Learning Target: Describe Lateralization of brain functions
Monday, March 3Discuss the Four Lobes of the BrainDo Art ProjectHomework: Graphic Organizer/Fill-in-the-blank (This is an OPTIONAL assignment due 3/5)Learning Target: Recognize that specific functions are centered in specific lobes of the cerebral cortex. Describe lateralization of brain functions
Friday, February 28Neural Communication Quiz on Nervous System and Parts of a NeuronBegin discussing parts of the brainLearning Targets:Identify the structure and function of the major regions of the brain
Nervous System ActivityFirst find someone with the same division or subdivision of the nervous system as you haveThen write either a definition or an example of your term on the back of one paper. (If you prefer you can draw a picture representing it)Then find 6 groups who have the remaining divisions and subdivisions and arrange them in a hierarcy on a desk. Place the term on top and the explanation/picture below the term
Wednesday, October 17Brain WebquestLearning Target: Describe the history of brain researchModel of Neuron: Due Friday, 10/19MANDATORY
CHAPTER 3NEUROSCIENCE AND BEHAVIOR
Biological PsychologyBiological Psychology (a.k.a. biopsychology/psychobiology):
The study of psychological processes from a biological point of view
The Nervous SystemA complex combination of cells that allows you to gain information about what is going on inside and outside your body and to respond appropriatelyIt is comprised of the Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System
Central Nervous SystemBrain and the Spinal Cord
Peripheral Nervous SystemNerve cells that send messages between the CNS and all the parts of the body, such as muscles, organs, and skin receptors.(The Central Nervous System is the brain and spinal cord, the Peripheral Nervous system is everything else)
Peripheral Nervous SystemSomatic Nervous SystemAutonomic Nervous SystemControls voluntary activitiesIt serves arousal functionsControls involuntary actions. It regulates the bodys vital functions: breathing, digestion, blood pressure, etc. It is also involved in emotions
Peripheral Nervous SystemAUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYTEMParasympathetic Nervous SystemSympathetic Nervous SystemCalms the body after emergencies. Restores the bodys energyPrepares the body for fight-or flight response
Which Nervous System?Which nervous system is involved in allowing you to shoot a basketball, smell freshly baked bread, and push the keys on a piano?
Somatic Nervous System
Which Nervous System?The digestion of last nights dinner is most directly controlled by which nervous system?
Which Nervous System?The voluntary command Zelda uses to raise her hand in class would travel through which nervous system from the spinal cord to the muscles that control movement? Somatic
Which Nervous System?When a man grabbed Zoes purse, she ran after him, tackled him, and retrieved her purse. Then she realized that her heart was racing, her breathing was irregular, and she was trembling. Which of Zoes nervous systems was responsible for this reaction?
Which Nervous System?You woke up late for your big job interview! You are running and your heart is beating fast!Which nervous system governs your running? SomaticWhich nervous system governs your heart rate? Autonomic (Sympathetic)
Which Nervous System?Zeon had a long, difficult day at school. As he sits down on the sofa, his heart rate and breathing slow down, his muscles relax, and his digestive system starts getting ready for food. Which of Zeons nervous systems has been activated?
Part of the Neuron p. 54-56WHAT IS IT?HOW DOES IT WORK?WHAT DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT?WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
NeuronWHAT IS IT?Nerve cells that are the basic building block of the nervous systemHOW DOES IT WORK?Cells run through our entire body and communicate with each otherWHAT DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT?-Sends messages throughout the entire body-Each of us has 100 billion throughout our body-There are 3 types of neuronsWHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
NEURONSNerve cells that run throughout our body. They send and receive messages from other structures in the body such as muscles and glands.
There are 3 main types of neurons: sensory neurons, interneurons, and motor neurons
A TYPICAL NEURON
Components of a NeuronSoma (Cell Body): Contains the nucleus (a body within the soma that contains the cells hereditary material of the cell) it produces energy that fuels the activity of the cell
Components of a NeuronDendrites: The short, branched projections of a neuron that receive impulses from axons terminal on other neurons and conduct them toward the cell body.
Components of a NeuronAxon: The long projection that transmit impulses away from the cell body to the synapse.
Components of a NeuronMyelin Sheath: A white fatty substance that insulates and protects the axon. The myelin helps speed the impulses. The loss of muscle control seen with multiple sclerosis is due to a degeneration of myelin sheath.
Components of a NeuronNodes of Ranvier: The widely spaced gaps on the myelin sheath. They further speed transmission of the impulse as it needs to skip over the gap
Components of a NeuronAxon Terminals: Small fibers that branch out at the end of the axon. They secrete chemical messengers.
Components of a NeuronSynapse: The tiny gap between the axon terminal of the sending neuron and the dendrites of the receiving neuron
It is across this tiny gap that neurons communicate with one another
NeurotransmittersNeurotransmitters are chemical messengers released from the axon terminals.
Neurotransmitters will bind only to specific receptors on the postsynaptic membrane that recognize them.
Seven Major Neurotransmitters