Unit 11: Control Systems

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Overview: The nervous and endocrine systems control body functions and behavior. The complexity of these systems and their interrelationships is impressive, yet their basic processes are simple. We will study the brain and spinal cord, neurons and neurotransmitters, senses and reflexes, as well as the glands and hormones of the endocrine system. Although we barely scratch the surface of how these systems do their jobs, we explore the wide variety of functions that the control systems have.

Day

Date

Today's Topic and Activities

Assignments

1

5/4
Mon
Control Systems Overview
1. Making and moving messages
2. Crash video (brain trauma video)
none

2

5/5
Tues
1. Finish Video

none

3

5/6
Wed
Central Nervous System
1. Brain parts and functions
2. Do
track 384036 using this form
[1]
Nervous System Track

4

5/7
Thur

[2]
Bobcat Book on the Nervous System

5

5/8
Fri
Reaction Experiments
1. finish [2]
2. Reaction Experiments ([3])
[3]
Reaction Experiments (800k)

6

5/11
Mon
 Brain Review
1. Bill on Brain (quiz = [4])
 Back of [5] on Alzheimers
and [6] on Brain Scans (optional xc)

7

5/12
Tues
Eyes and Vision
1. Light and color
2. Parts of the eye
[7]
Eyes and Vision (1900k)

8

5/13
Wed
Bill on The Eye  
Try the Eye Game

9

5/14
Thur


 10

5/15
Fri
Endocrine System
1. Comparison to nervous system
2. Glands, hormones, and effects
[9]
Glands and Hormones(850k)
 11  5/18
Monday

 Endocrine System (day 2)

 [10]

Unused items

Kids' Discover on the Brain (=[2])
Billy & Betty "game"
Endocrine game

Subpages (1): OpticalIllusions
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