Monday, May 6, 2013

Nervous System

We have been learning about the complex nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Students explored a National Geographic interactive website to learn about the many different parts of the brain and their various functions. Check out the link below. Students are also learning about neurons and reflexes. Additionally, the 4th grade students became the teachers when we learned about our sensory organs. Students worked in groups to research either the nose, mouth, skin, ear, or eye and then taught the class all about how that organ worked. We even had a quiz at the end to see what all they had learned. Our conversations will now turn to disabilities as we work to have a better understanding of our friends at the Metro School.