Tag Archives: reflexes

14.1 Nervous Control in humans & 14.2 Sense Organs

14.1 Nervous Control notes and 14.2 Sense Organs notes in downloadable word format.

A lesson on Nervous System and Reflex Arc from Mr Dare:

A lesson on the Eye and Pupil Reflex from Mr Dare:

And finally, a lesson on Accommodation from Mr Dare:

Science Bank 15 (Responding to Stimuli): Part 1 – the Eye (to 5m 30s); Part 2 – the Nervous System (to 9m 25s):

GCSE Bitesize revises The Nervous System (in 8m 27s) and here’s a short (less than 5 minute) video clip from BBC iScience – The Eye.

Other videos include Science in Focus – Wired Nervous System (22m 51s), The Virtual Body – Sensory Systems (19m) & BBC Short Circuit The Eye (19m).

6.5 Neurons & Synapses

BioKnowledgy Presentation on 6.5 Neurons and synapses from Chris Paine

6.5 Neurons & Synapses notes to complete (created by Mrs Green).

IB Bio Topic 6.5 Pt A Neurons a 4m video lesson and IB Bio Topic 6.5 Pt B Neurons another 4m video lesson, from roxprice.

How do Nerves Carry Information? a 6m40s lesson from Naked Science Scrapbook.

In Crash Course Biology #26 – The Nervous System, Hank begins a series of videos on organ systems with a look at the nervous system and all of the things that it is responsible for in the body.

Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – the Nerve Impulse, Action Potential propagation in unmyelinated axons, Voltage-gated channels &  the action potential, Sodium-Potassium exchange pump,  how it works & transmission across a synapse

From Sinauer Associates we have an animated, narrated tutorial on Reflex Arcs which also includes a quiz and here are animated, narrated tutorials on the synapse and action potentials.




Lovely infographic – just click on it to enlarge.




How fast are your reactions? ReactionTimesLab. Test your reactions with stoplight. Here is the classic ruler drop method: instructions and how to make your own reaction timer.