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This is a quick and simple demonstration about reflexes (second activity on the page). During a discussion about the brain and nervous system, the educator slams a book on a table to create a loud noise. Then, the group tallies the different responses or reflexes (i.e. twitching, screaming, etc.). This activity is one of several activities featured on this webpage related to human reflexes.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • A large book or other heavy object to make a noise

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Collection
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • hear

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Chudler Ph.D., Eric

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009

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