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Nervous System

This set of CERCA Slides explores the mind-body connection with a close investigation of the human nervous system. Students engage with a range of questions, from why “practice makes perfect” to what makes the human brain uniquely “neuroplastic.”

CERCA Slides by Grade

Grade 3 (17)

Grade 3: Your Amazing Brain

How does the brain function as a "control center" for our bodies? (CCSS.CCRA.R.2CCSS.W.3.2)

Grade 4 (18)

Grade 4: The Human Nervous System

How do the central and peripheral nervous systems work together to help your body function? (CCSS.CCRA.R.2CCSS.W.4.2)

Grade 5 (16)

Grade 5: Your Brain and Nervous System

How do the different parts of the nervous system work together to control a person's body? (CCSS.CCRA.R.2CCSS.W.5.2)

Grades 6-8 (1)

Grade 6-8: Learning Rewires the Brain

How do different types of learning and activity lead to changes in brain cells?(CCSS.CCRA.R.2; CCSS.WHST.6-8.2)

Grades 9-10

Grade 9-10: Owww! The Science of Pain

What do scientists now believe about the experience and function of pain?(CCSS.CCRA.R.2; CCSS.WHST.9-10.2)

Grades 11-12 (2)

Grade 11-12: Advanced Digital Networks

How can understanding the similarities between the human nervous system and advanced digital networks further scientific developments in multiple fields? (CCSS.CCRA.R.2; CCSS.WHST.11-12.2)

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