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The Brain In Space
A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Neuroscience - Grades 5-12

The study of the ways in which the body's brain, spinal cord, and network of nerves control the activities of animals and humans is called neuroscience. This guide targets a high school audience and provides background material and activities related to NASA's Neurolab research.

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Download the entire The Brain In Space (182 pages - 3.5 MB) or download the sections you want below...

01.PDF - Cover, title page, standards and objectives, table of contents (241 K)

02.PDF - Introduction - Overview: Neurolab and The Brain in Space; The Space Life Sciences; Space Neuroscience; Space Life Sciences Research; Neurolab: A Special Space to Study the Nervous System; The Nervous System (1 M)

03.PDF - Neurolab Lessons & Activities; The Scientific Method and activity (258 K)

04.PDF - Developmental and Cellular Neurobiology with activities (452 K)

05.PDF - Vestibular Function with Lessons and Activities (581 K)

06.PDF - Spatial Orientation and Visuo-motor Performance with Lessons and Activities (387 K)

07.PDF - Autonomic Nervous System Regulation with Lessons and Activities (839 K)

08.PDF - Sleep and Circadian Rhythms with Lessons and Activities (387 K)

09.PDF - Appendices


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Last modified by Nathan Smith - 21 July 2014