Ch 35: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 35: Nervous System

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The Nervous System chapter of this Prentice Hall Biology course helps students learn the essential science lessons associated with the human nervous systems. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the nervous system textbook chapter.

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Students will learn about:

  • Homeostasis and internal temperature control
  • How the nervous system works
  • The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • The central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Afferent, efferent, motor, sensory and other kinds of neurons
  • Sensory nerves, including receptor processes and sensory mechanisms
  • Psychoactive drugs
  • Abuse of depressants

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9 Lessons in Chapter 35: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 35: Nervous System
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Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans

1. 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.

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 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!

The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

4. 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.

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

5. 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

6. 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.

Receptor Processes & Sensory Mechanisms

7. Receptor Processes & Sensory Mechanisms

How do we receive and interpret information from the world around us? In this lesson, we'll look at an overview of sensation and perception, including the differences between the two and the basic process of moving from one to the other.

What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

8. What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

How do psychoactive drugs alter cognitive states? In this lesson, you'll learn how these chemical compounds affect neurotransmitter functions as well as explore some factors that can affect the outcomes of drug use.

Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids

9. Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids

Addiction to depressants, like alcohol, sedatives, and opioids, comes with many problems. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of depressants, their side effects, and the treatment for dependence.

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