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Nervous System

The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that and regulates and coordinates body activities and its interaction with the external environment. It has two major parts - the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system comprises of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system consists of sensory neurons and the neurons that connect various organs to the central nervous system.
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The Nervous System
Grade: 5 - 12
Nervous system for kids - The lesson looks at the nervous system and all of the things that it is responsible for in the body.
12:00
 

Neurons and How They Work
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn about neurons - the basic building blocks of the nervous system.
4:50
 

Anatomy of a Neuron
Grade: 5 - 12
Introduction to the neuron and its anatomy.
6:15
 

What if We Could Look Inside Human Brains?
Grade: 5 - 12
The brain is what makes us who we are, yet we understand so little about how it works. Doctors are learning more about the brain by using new technology to monitor epilepsy patients during surgery.
4:00
 

The Human Brain: How We Decide?
Grade: 5 - 12
Take a tour of the brain as we make decisions whether in the cereal aisle at the local store, or while piloting a plane.
2:35
 

How We Learn - Synapses and Neural Pathways
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn about the role of synapses - the small gaps separating neuron connections - in how our brain learns.
3:15
 

Why Do We Feel Pain?
Grade: 5 - 12
The presentation explores how and why we feel pain.
1:20
 

Eye Anatomy and How We See?
Grade: 5 - 12
A lesson on the human eye explaining its anatomy and function.
2:00
 

Ear Anatomy and How We Hear?
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn about the human ear in this lesson. Our ear consists of three parts: the outer, middle and inner ear. They all work together to carry sound through the ear and to our brain.
2:15
 

Nose Anatomy and How We Smell?
Grade: 5 - 12
The lesson explains how the sense of smell works, and how we identify aromas.
2:15
 

Our Tongue and How We Taste?
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn about the sense of taste - how does something taste yummy, or gross!
2:30
 

Our Skin and The Sense of Touch
Grade: 5 - 12
A lesson about our sense of touch. The human skin, our largest organ, is always working hard to keep the brain informed about the environment around us.
1:20
 

Tell Me Why: Dizziness
Grade: 5 - 12
Find out why you get dizzy when you spin around a few times.
3:10
 

Why Do We Forget Things?
Grade: 5 - 12
You must have noticed how you can forget where you put the car keys, yet remember how to ride a bike. In this video find out why we forget certain things and remember others.
1:35
 

How Does Our Brain Make Us Forget?
Grade: 5 - 12
Did you know that your brain actually erases your memories? The video sheds some light on why we forget some memories over time.
3:40
 

Why Does Your Brain Need Sleep?
Grade: 5 - 12
Sleep may feel like a big waste of time. But scientists have just discovered how important it is to our health. Learn what exactly goes on during your sleep.
3:05
 

How Does Your Brain Work?
Grade: 5 - 12
Possibly the most complex object in the known universe, the human brain is not infallible. Watch these brain tricks and illusions to understand how the brain works.
4:40
 

How Does Your Memory Work? part 1
Grade: 5 - 12
The documentary takes viewers on an extraordinary journey into the human memory. The ability to travel back in time in our mind is, perhaps, our most remarkable ability. It reveals remarkable human stories that are helping us understand this unique human ability.
10:00
 

How Does Your Memory Work? part 2
Grade: 5 - 12
10:00
 

How Does Your Memory Work? part 3
Grade: 5 - 12
10:00
 

The Miracle in Human Brain
Grade: 5 - 12
Discover how our brain works with hundreds of trillions of amazing connections between billions of neuron cells.
1:25
 

Brain Anatomy and Functions
Grade: 5 - 12
A 3D animation that shows the anatomy and function of the brain using color coded areas.
2:00
 

Human Brain Project
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn about the Human Brain Project - a research project that aims to simulate the human brain with supercomputers to better understand how it functions.
2:30
 

Nervous Systems
Grade: 8 - 12
Lesson on Nervous System. It provides an overview of the brain. The lesson discusses the major parts of a neuron, how it works, and explains how neurotransmitters transmit messages across a synapse.
17:40
 

The Sensory System
Grade: 8 - 12
Lesson on our senses. It explains how we perceive our environment using our sensory system. It goes into details of how humans smell, see and hear.
10:30
 

Nervous System A&P Lesson, part 1
Grade: 8 - 12
Lesson on Nervous System components of the central and peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system consists of all of the other nervous tissue in the body such as the nerves going to and from the spinal cord and the nerves in the limbs.
10:00
 

Nervous System A&P Lesson, part 2
Grade: 8 - 12
10:00
 

Endocrine System and Hormones
Grade: 5 - 12
Lesson on endocrine system. It explains the major elements in the endocrine system, and how glands produce hormones which target cells. It describes the types of hormones, and actions of ten endocrine glands - pineal, anterior pituitary, posterior pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenal cortex, adrenal medulla, testes and ovaries.
10:30
 

The Endocrine System: How it Works
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn how our endocrine system works. Endocrine glands release hormones that regulate various human functions such as metabolism, growth, tissue function, sleep etc.
2:30
 

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