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Ch 29: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 29: Nervous & Endocrine Systems

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The Nervous & Endocrine Systems chapter of this Holt McDougal Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the nervous and endocrine systems. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Nervous & Endocrine Systems textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Nervous & Endocrine Systems chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the endocrine and nervous systems topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The definition of an organ system
  • Composition of neurons
  • The five senses
  • Parts of the nervous system
  • The parts of the brain and their functions
  • The function and structures of the cerebral cortex
  • Effects of drugs and sickness on brain chemistry
  • The definition and function of hormones
  • The parts of the endocrine system

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9 Lessons in Chapter 29: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 29: Nervous & Endocrine Systems
What is a Neuron? - Definition, Parts & Function

1. What is a Neuron? - Definition, Parts & Function

What are the parts of a neuron? You'll watch Neuron Garciaparra work up a sweat as he throws baseballs to demonstrate the structures and functions of the billions of neurons that reside in your body.

The Five Senses & Their Functions

2. The Five Senses & Their Functions

After completing this lesson, you should be able to describe the five senses that humans have and explain what functions they serve. A short quiz will follow.

Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral

3. Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral

What happens in your nervous system when you react to stimuli? Did you know that the brain is sometimes uninvolved with reflexes? Find out the answer to these questions, and more, in this lesson on the human nervous system.

Brain Structures and Functions Part I

4. Brain Structures and Functions Part I

The brain's complexity can often be difficult to understand because it serves so many important functions. In this lesson, you'll get a little help from Nrr, the alien biologist, who will guide you through understanding the structure and functions of the human brain.

The Cerebral Cortex: Brain Structures and Functions Part II

5. The Cerebral Cortex: Brain Structures and Functions Part II

Check out this video lesson to learn about the four lobes of the human brain - the frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal. You'll learn about the functions and processes of each region.

How Illnesses & Drugs Impact Brain Chemistry

6. How Illnesses & Drugs Impact Brain Chemistry

What is the real reason to just say 'no' to drugs? Do you need to be motivated towards a healthy lifestyle? This article describes how drugs and illness can rob you of healthy brain chemistry, something we need not only to be alive, but also to thrive!

Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System

7. Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System

This lesson introduces the endocrine system and provides a brief overview of each endocrine gland. It also provides the definition of hormones and describes their general function inside the body.

Endocrine System Function & Hormone Regulation

8. Endocrine System Function & Hormone Regulation

Our hormones play a big part in how we feel and behave throughout the day. Hormones also affect important bodily functions. What other functions do our hormones regulate? Find out in this lesson on the endocrine system!

Sympathetic Nervous System: Definition, Function & Effects

9. Sympathetic Nervous System: Definition, Function & Effects

The autonomic nervous system is the portion that controls all of the involuntary functions of the body. This includes the body's response to emergency situations. In this article, we discuss the sympathetic nervous system and its responses under these circumstances.

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