The first stop on the virtual brain tour takes a look at the three main parts of the brain, the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum and the brain stem. It also explores the four brain lobes: the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the temporal lobe and the occipital lobe. The first part of the brain to evolve some 500 million years ago was the brain stem. It is also known as the reptilian brain or lower brain. Certain ‘hardwired’ body functions e.g., breathing and blood pressure, as well as some basic human instincts like danger are controlled by the lower brain. The cerebellum evolved about 400 million years ago and is also known as the hind brain. The limbic brain (we will explore this brain in detail later) was the third part of the brain to evolve between 300 and 200 million years ago and is sometimes called the mid brain. The final part of the brain to evolve was the cerebrum (cerebral cortex), also called the upper brain. Each half of the cerebrum is split into four lobes. Parietal Lobe
50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science TeachersA 21st-century education revolves around the Internet for everything from collaboration, tools, lessons, and even earning degrees online. If you are looking for ways to integrate online learning into your science class or science degree programs, then take a look at these cool online tools that are just perfect for both teachers and students. Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. ChemiCool. AP Tools Whether you are setting up a new AP curriculum or are just looking for additional material to use with your AP science students, these tools will help. Advanced Placement Biology. Websites and Resources for Science Teachers These websites are chock full of amazing resources and tools for science teachers. Discovery Education. Calculators Use these informative environmental calculators with your students. Ecological Footprint Quiz. Online Games Online Science Games. Google Earth Google Earth Ocean.
6 Virtual Tours Of The Human Body For Free Interactive Anatomy LessonsWhen it comes to interactive virtual views, we have gone to space and around the globe. So, it’s not surprising that we are also going within ourselves on a virtual journey of the human body. One of the finest tools available online is Visible Body. Unfortunately, it’s not free anymore. But you can see the beauty of it thanks to the free demo that allows you to explore the head and neck. If you are disappointed that there aren’t any free interactive anatomy tools, worry not. Google Body You can trust Google to take you everywhere. The Google Body browser is a Google Labs project that renders on Google Chrome and any other browser that supports WebGL (like Firefox 4 Beta). MEDtropolis The interactive website aims to educate entertain both kids and adult on bodily health; understanding the human anatomical structure is just part of the process. For instance, check out the narrated tours on Virtual Body. eSkeletons eSkeletons isn’t only about understanding human anatomy. DirectAnatomy
Teacher Resources - Classroom Activities & ExperimentsGuide your students' exploration of their brains. Use these Teacher Resources to guide your students' exploration of their brains. Print out Activities as independent handouts or the Experiments as group lessons for your classroom. Activities - encourage coloring, cutting, and folding, and demonstrate brain anatomy. Activities What's In Your Eye? The Path to the Brain (198k PDF) Students will find their way through this maze and learn how visual signals get into the brain What's In Your Ear? Inside-Outside Brain (345k PDF) The human brain is squiggly and wrinkled on the outside, but filled with intricate structures on the inside. Whose Brain Is It? Experiments The Invisible Spot (577k PDF) Did you know that there is a spot that you can't see no matter how hard you look? Where Was That? Left Brain, Right Brain (645k PDF) Are you right brained or left brained? Ups and Downs (821k PDF) Your body temperature goes through predictable cycles throughout the course of a day.
NSDL.org - National Science Digital LibraryThe Brain—Lesson 1—The Brain: What’s Going On in There? (Page 1 of 2)Source: NIDA. 1996. The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana. Slide Teaching Packet for Scientists. Students examine images of human brains that illustrate that specific regions of the brain regulate specific functions. They extend that knowledge to learn that drugs of abuse activate a brain circuit known as the reward system. Specific brain regions control specific brain functions. By the end of these activities, students will The brain controls virtually everything humans experience, including movement, sensing our environment, and regulating our involuntary body processes such as breathing, as well as controlling our emotions. The brain is the organ of behavior. The brain processes a huge amount of information in a remarkably efficient manner. The human brain regulates everything a person does. How does the brain carry out multiple tasks at one time? This drawing of a brain cut in half illustrates some of the major regions of the brain. MRI image of human brain.
Lesson PlansThe lesson plans presented here are a sampling from NWF's collection of over 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards. Check back regularly! We will be continually adding to our online library of resources for educators, beginning with the addition of lesson plans from our NatureScope series. Habitat Lessons designed to introduce students to concepts of ecology, habitat care and species identification: Energy Conservation Lessons designed to engage student in learning good conservation techniques and practices to use at home and at school: Energy Conservation: Did I Remember To… (grades 4-6) Ecosystems Lessons that explore ecosystems within the United States: ArcticWatersheds Wildlife Lessons that introduce students to wildlife and wildlife behavior:
Brain Science Curriculum for Students in Grades 5 & 6Brain Science CurriculumGrades 3 and 4Brain Science CurriculumGrades 5 and 6 Scientists at the Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School in Waltham, Massachusetts, in collaboration with local elementary school educators and administrators have developed a neurobehavioral science education curriculum for use with children in grades 3-6. The Scientist Teacher Education Partnership Program (STEPP) began in 1998 through a grant funded by the Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA) program of the Division of Clinical Research of the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR/NIH). The goal of the STEPP project is to enhance science literacy by providing elementary and middle school students with innovative learning experiences that will establish the foundation for broad, socially connected understanding of how the brain works and how brain functioning relates to behavior.
Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perceptionQuantum PhysicsQuantum Physics What it is? Quantum physics is a branch of science that deals with discrete, indivisible units of energy called quanta as described by the Quantum Theories. Quantum physics invloves the study of the realm of the very small, at the atomic and subatomic level, such as electrons, photons and quarks. Therefore, it’s operating at the below-cell level of the body. Quantum Physics is also the study of the forces that act on atomic and subatomic entities. Quantum Physics also studies the fields through which forces move. Standard quantum physics has three primary areas of focus: Quantum mechanics: The study of the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. Quantum Physics Models:There is not one quantum theory, but many theories, each interpreting the same body of experimental facts: How does Quantum Physics relate to Bioenergetic Medicine? The quantum world is an abstract, mathematical world. Quantum Weirdness 1 A scan is always about that individual dynamic body-field only.