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Body System Series:  IV - The Nervous System

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This podcast is part of the series: Body Systems Series


Lauren Haslam


Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville City Schools


Explore the nervous system of the human body with an overview about neurons, the brain, and the spinal cord.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.


Length: 03:51

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (9-12) Anatomy and Physiology Elective
1. Use appropriate anatomical terminology.
Examples: proximal, superficial, medial, supine, superior, inferior, anterior, posterior
SC (9-12) Anatomy and Physiology Elective
8. Identify structures of the nervous system.
  • Explaining differences in the function of the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system
  • Labeling parts of sensory organs, including the eye, ear, tongue, and skin receptors
  • Recognizing diseases and disorders of the nervous system
  • Examples: Parkinson's disease, meningitis
    SC2015 (9-12) Human Anatomy and Physiology
    5. Develop and use models to illustrate the anatomy of the muscular system, including muscle locations and groups, actions, origins and insertions.
    a. Plan and conduct investigations to explain the physiology of the muscular system (e.g., muscle contraction/relaxation, muscle fatigue, muscle tone), including pathological conditions (e.g., muscular dystrophy).


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