AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Communication 5- Sensation, Integration, Response

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

Crashcourse Biology Videos:

Crashcourse Anatomy & Physiology Videos:

Videos by Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:  

Topic Presentation:  

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 2:

Supplementary Resources:

Crashcourse Biology Videos:

The Nervous System - CrashCourse Biology #26

The Skeletal System: It's ALIVE! - CrashCourse Biology #30

Big Guns: The Muscular System - CrashCourse Biology #31

Crashcourse Anatomy & Physiology Videos:

The material in this video is addressed by Videos 11 - 22 on the CrashCourse Anatomy & Physiology Playlist.

Videos by Paul Andersen:

The Nervous System

The Sensory System

The Muscular System

The Skeletal System


Questions to answer:

  1. Explain what all sensory receptors have in common.
  2. How does the human brain interpret and render the surroundings and state of the body?
  3. Why are reflex actions adapted to happen without integration by the brain?
  4. Explain the cognitive functions associated with each of the following brain structures:
  1. Medula & Pons
  2. Diencephalon
  3. Cerebellum
  4. Cerebrum
  1. How is muscle structure related to muscle function?
  2. Why is calcium necessary for muscle contraction?
  3. How does the nervous system control skeletal muscles?

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)