Lesson Plans

The following resources were developed for classroom use by high school biology teachers who participated in MCB-HHMI Outreach's Summer 2005 "Experimental Biology and Multimedia Workshop". This year's topic was "Neuroscience".

Keep in mind that lesson formats vary greatly because each was developed with a particular classroom in mind. All lessons align with state and national science standards as described within the lesson or in an accompanying file.

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The Reflex Arc
by Jerry Halpern (Introductory biology)
Sleep: Why Do You Need It?
by Margie Clark-Kevan (Introductory biology, includes three sleep related activities)
Electroconvulsive Therapy And The Nervous System
by Kerri Scott (Introductory biology, anatomy, bioethics)
Neurobiology Through Disease
by Tammy Due (Advanced biology)
The Split Brain Phenomenon-
by Erica Cole (Anatomy and physiology, advanced and intro biology)
The Teenage Brain: A Webquest
by RoseMary McClain (Introductory biology, basic biology, technology)
Comparing Animal Nervous Systems
by Anne Perrella (Introductory or advanced biology)
The Brain and Sports-Related Concussions
by Jennifer Junkins (Introductory or advanced biology, health, bioethics)
General Neuroscience Lessons
by Elizabeth Mick (Introductory biology)
Classroom Activities:
Synapses and Drugs
by Raymond Broadhead (Introductory and advanced biology)
Basic Bioinformatics Laboratory
by Raymond Broadhead (Introductory and advanced biology)
Walking Away From Spinal Cord Injury: A Look At Physics and Engineering in Biology
by Daniel Powers (Introductory biology, anatomy and physiology, physics)
The Human Brain: Cerebrum, Lobes and Cortical Regions
by Ethan Blanchette (Anatomy and advanced biology)
Problem-Based Learning: Lou Gehrig's Disease
by Katie Horne (Introductory biology, anatomy and physiology)
Neurotransmitters, Cravings and Addiction
by Sandra R. Holmes (General biology, health, anatomy and physiology)
Introduction to the Nervous System
by Robert Ceglie (Any level of biology)
Cybernetics of Stress
by Richard W. Fardy (Anatomy and physiology, general biology, health, psychology)
You and Your Brain
by Lindsey Reichheld (Introductory and advanced biology)
Adult Brain Growth and Spatial Memory
by Nora Murphy (Introductory and advanced biology)

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