Body Systems

Image of man's body
Do microbes living in our gastrointestinal tracts influence the way our brains work? Hear from a scientist who has been studying this question for nearly a decade.
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Scientists are harnessing the brain's own hormones to help treat the symptoms of autism.
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Scientists are rushing to uncover the mysterious connection between the Zika virus and brain disorders like microcephaly.
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The wonders of the brain don't stop in your skull, they can be seen through out your body.
  • University of Washington
Fainting is the sudden and temporary loss of consciousness, and consciousness arises from neural activity in the cerebral cortex. Anything that disrupts neural activity in the cerebral cortex can cause loss of consciousness.
Let your students test their brain vocabulary in a game of Neuro Bingo.
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Whether or not a competitor stands on the podium wearing an Olympic metal can depend on a thousandth of a second difference in finishing time.
From building a spinal cord to discerning the flavor of a jelly bean, the five activities and crafts presented here will help your students understand how the human nervous system works.
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Long-necked Sauropods, like Brontosaurus, were the largest animals on earth, but their brain, not their leg strength, is what kept them from getting any bigger.
Inner Body created an online resource where students can take a peak at the nervous system.
  • Inner Body
Can it be? A crossword with neuroscience clues?
  • The Science Spot
Nervous System: The Show is a half hour long episode on the huge network of nerves and neurons in our bodies.
  • Idaho Public Television
What is the difference between the ANS and the PNS? What connects the hemispheres of the brain?
  • NGSS Life Science

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.