The nervous system is responsible for gathering information from the environment, processing and interpreting the stimulus, and then dictating a motor response to it. The human nervous system is divided into the central nervous system which consists of the brain and spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system which consists of nerves. In this comparative anatomy lesson, students will compare a human nervous system to that of the starfish, squid, dog shark, cat, and pig.Students will observe larger than life examples of each specimen. Students will also handle and manipulate the human brain while observing the variation seen in other animals.Class will also include a 2D video on nervous function and a virtual field trip into an operating room to observe a surgical brain procedure.
Nervous System Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8DjPqdlUbg 360 Neurons Firing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnAwR61qdJk 360 Brain Surgery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c53PhSc1Yeo&has_verified=1 360 How Animals See the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqmBa8FPMx8