Science/Enrichment, Ashford School, Ashford, CT

Nervous system

5th graders learned about their central nervous system earlier in the year. We mapped our brain, motor nerves, sensory nerves, senses and spinal column, then tested each our senses.

A sheep eye dissection helped 5th graders learn about their sense of sight and structure and function of the eye. We were able to find many parts, including the optic nerve, cornea, pupil, lens, and retina! Here are a few good sites for those who were uncomfortable with the dissection:

Neuroscience for kids
Cow eye dissection
Why animals' eyes glow in the dark