Friday, February 24, 2012

The Nervous System

Our exploration of the human body has led us to our final body system. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. We have started to talk about the various parts of the brain including the cerebrum and its left and right hemispheres, the cerebellum, the medulla or brain stem, the pituitary gland, and the hypothalamus. On Monday we will make models of the brain out of playdough. We will also spend time learning about the neurons and synapses. The class has many fun learning activities ahead of them in the coming weeks as we explore the nervous system and sensory organs.