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nervous system guide

Activities

Here are some "nerves-on" activities to help your students understand the nervous system.

Acting Potential: How fast can a message travel? Could your nerves communicate as fast as a telegraph wire or a cell phone? It may depend upon what you are asking them to do.
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Reach Out and Touch Someone:
Shut your eyes. What can you feel? Sensations are your brain's interpretation of signals it receives from your skin. Here's a simple exploration you can do to measure your sense of touch.
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Caffiene Critters: The environment challenges each living thing to react.
You can explore the effects of some chemicals using a simple organism called a Daphnia.
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