Activity 1E: Your Wires are Really Crossed: Communication in the Nervous System

In this engaging, whole-group simulation, your students will have fun developing a common base of experience from which to further investigate how information travels through the nervous system. This activity is a great engagement activity – and it gets students up and moving!

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy of a neuron
  • Explain how neurons must work together to send information through the nervous system
  • Investigate neural pathways in the human body
  • Demonstrate how information travels between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system
  • Investigate a stimulus response reaction




Brain cells, neuron, glial cell, observation, inference

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It's All in Your Mind
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Lesson 1: Brain Anatomy