A short video describing the nervous system.
A detailed description of the nervous system including the eye, neurones and the reflex arc.
A detailed summary of the parts of the eye, how we see, and some vision defects.
A detailed description of the reflex arc including a diagram and video clip. The steps are clearly identified.
A detailed overview of the three types of neurone and synapse, using diagrams, text and a short video clip.
A drag and drop interactive game in which parts of the body are connected to the nervous system.
An interactive map of the brain listing parts and functions.
A whiteboard presentation (or printed cards) can be used to help students understand how we see and perceive colour. Students are encouraged to think of colour as more than just a property of light. It depends on how our brains interpret the signals produced when light hits the retina. After viewing a range of optical examples, students can be challenged to develop a theory of colour perception or to evaluate the theory of trichromatic colour perception. Teacher notes and all materials are included.
A detailed description of the brain and how it stores memory. This is from the 2006 GCSE science specification.
An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.
A set of animated slides, with audio and text commentary, explain how the nervous system and brain are responsible for sensing surroundings and processing information. Nerve cells are described, including neurotransmitters and the transmission at a synapse explained. Conditions such as depression and dementia are discussed in terms of neural network damage and neurotransmitter imbalances. The action neuroactive medications, and their possible side effects, are described. The slides are highly visual and provide an excellent way of explaining these difficult processes. Activities, a quiz and stimulus materials allow the topic to be extended.