Science – Parts of the Nervous System

Free Homeschool Lesson Plans, Online Resources, and Printables for a Unit about the Parts of the Nervous System of the Human Body

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Education.com’s worksheet “Inside-Out Anatomy: The Nervous System” is perfect!  (you can download a limited number of worksheets for free)

Ellen McHenry’s Basement Workshop provides a fun game about the brain called “Ectomy” and there you can also find a really cool brain hemisphere hat to make.


Concise facts about the nervous system can be found at Fact Monster.

Find lots of crafty ideas for making your own model of a neuron here.

Search Teachers Pay Teachers for TONS of resources, some are free (type “nervous system free” in the search box to find them).

Schoolhouse Rock – Telegraph Line video on YouTube (song about the nervous system)

Advanced readers may enjoy learning about a child’s developing brain at The New York Times.

Guest Hollow’s Otter’s Science Curriculum Week 8 and Week 9 lesson plans for the brain and nervous system include helpful links to activities, book suggestions, and videos.



Kids’ Biology has a simple but fun click-through article that’s good.

Visit Virtual Body to see the brain interactively.


For more advanced or inquisitive readers, check out Neuroscience for Kids.

Find out a little more detail with Duckster’s Biology for Kids Nervous System page.

Take a look at this human brain video at Science Kids.

Drag the body parts into place with this really cool nervous system game from the BBC.

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This collection of free homeschool resources is brought to you by Deana at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom.  For lots of Classical Conversations pins, follow her on Pinterest.  Stay tuned next week, for free resources for a unit study on the five senses!

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