Ch 1: Nervous System Overview Study Guide

About This Chapter

The Nervous System Overview chapter of this Nervous System Study Guide course is the simplest way to master the nervous system. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the nervous system.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering nervous system material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to get an overview of the nervous system. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding nervous system functions
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the nervous system
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Nervous System Overview chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Nervous System Overview chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any nervous system question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the basic nervous system concepts covered in a standard science course. Topics covered include:

  • Central and peripheral nervous system components
  • Functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Brain structure and function

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Nervous System Overview Study Guide
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral

1. 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.

Functions of the Nervous System

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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