- Students will investigate the interactions that occur in specific organs of the human body during a “fight or flight” nervous reaction to fear or stress.
- Students will relate each organ to its specific organ system.
- Students will justify the response for each organ.
- Students will relate the “fight or flight” response to a real-life situation.
- Students will compare/contrast the “rest and digest” nervous response.
- organs: stomach, muscles, heart, eyes, sweat glands, liver, lungs, kidneys, arteries
- organ systems: nervous, circulatory, digestive, muscular, urinary respiratory
- “fight or flight” nervous system response
- “rest and digest” nervous system response
About the Lesson
In this lesson, students will explore organ responses that occur during a “fight or flight” nervous reaction.
As a result, students will:
- Explore body specific reactions to the nervous system’s “fight or flight” response system.
- Run a simulation involving a baseball player. With each advance of the simulation, they will use a magnifying glass to locate specific organs and their responses to the situation.
- Students will record their data and apply these data to answer questions.
This activity was created using Lua. Learn more about Lua in TI-Nspire here.