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Ch 6: GACE Behavioral Science: Nervous System Development

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The nervous system is thoroughly reviewed in this chapter to refresh your memory on some key topics that you could see when you're taking your GACE Behavioral Science assessment. Engaging video lessons are included to present the information.

GACE Behavioral Science: Nervous System Development - Chapter Summary

Major nervous system and brain functions are among the numerous topics that you can go over in this chapter. Upon completion of the chapter, you will have also been able to brush up on these potential GACE Behavioral Science exam items:

  • The various kinds of neurons
  • Sensory nerves
  • Peripheral and central nervous systems
  • The fight-or-flight response
  • The brain and its functions
  • The cerebral cortex
  • Homeostasis

Each of the video lessons requires only about 5 minutes of your time. Take a practice quiz after each video to quickly evaluate your grasp before moving on.

GACE Behavioral Science: Nervous System Development Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment gauges your preparedness for a teaching role in Georgia based on your score. There are two tests on the exam, and each has 60 questions and a two-hour time limit. Any assessment items that are concerned with the nervous system come from the Psychology subarea on Test I. This subarea overall makes up around 80% of Test I's 60 selected-response questions.

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: GACE Behavioral Science: Nervous System Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Functions of the Nervous System

1. Functions of the Nervous System

In this lesson, we'll watch Timmy as he plays in his backyard. Watch what happens when he tries to catch a butterfly, hears a mean dog bark, and scrapes his knee. All of Timmy's reactions are tied to his nervous system. For a full explanation of what goes on in the human nervous system, check out the video!

The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

2. The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

Did you know that hammerhead sharks and platypuses share a special type of sensory neuron that humans and most other animals don't have? In this lesson, you'll find out what that sensory neuron and a whole lot of others can do. You'll also learn how the nervous system is organized and the differences between the central and peripheral nervous systems.

The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

3. The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

In this lesson, you'll learn about two subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system - the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Watch as a hiker, Phil, runs away from a terrifying bear and see how these systems react to the impending danger!

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.

Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans

6. Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans

Do you wonder how your body is able to maintain a consistent temperature? Have you ever questioned why you get goosebumps when you're cold? This lesson will introduce you to homeostasis and answer your questions about body temperature regulation and reactions, like goosebumps.

Positive and Negative Feedback in the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System

7. Positive and Negative Feedback in the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System

In this lesson, you'll study positive and negative feedback in the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. You'll also learn why we have a fight or flight instinct and how it works.

The Structure and Function of Neurons

8. The Structure and Function of Neurons

In this video lesson, you'll learn about neurons, which are specialized cells in the nervous system. Check out how far neurons can send signals throughout the body and how depolarization is much like 'the wave' at a football game.

Types of Neurons: Sensory, Afferent, Motor, Efferent & More

9. Types of Neurons: Sensory, Afferent, Motor, Efferent & More

There are many types of neurons in your body that help you see, smell, hear, and move. In this lesson, you'll learn more about afferent, efferent, sensory, and motor neurons.

Sensory Nerves: Types and Functions of Sensors and Receptors

10. Sensory Nerves: Types and Functions of Sensors and Receptors

In this lesson, we will explore what gives you the ability to sense temporary and sustained pressure, touch, and vibration. In addition, we'll touch base on certain nerves that allow you to sense the coolness of an ice cube in your mouth or the sensation of warmth on your skin.

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