Nervous System Activity | The Brain | Human Body Systems Worksheets



Are you teaching the nervous system or human brain but having trouble finding kid-friendly, engaging text, activities, and diagrams? This complete 12 day unit includes everything you need to teach your upper elementary students about the nervous system and human brain. Both a print and interactive digital version made for Google slides are included.

Lessons cover functions of the nervous system, parts of the nervous system, the 5 senses, nerves, nerve types, functions of the brain, brain parts, memory, nervous system health, and more. Students will love the fun, engaging activities provided. You will love that activities are low to no-prep and completely planned out for you!

What does a lesson look like? Daily lessons include an objective, learning through videos and/ or the included informational fact book, hands-on activities, and daily exit slip to assess student understanding.

Digital Version:

Everything you need for an engaging, interactive digital unit is included. Lessons have been divided into units, making it easy to assign and complete activities based on objectives. This unit was designed in a way for students to guide themselves through learning, making it easy for the teacher. The unit has been made for use with Google Slides and Google forms (included end of unit quiz.)



  • Link to digital version made for Google slides
  • Directions on how to use Google slides digital version
  • Lesson plans: 12 days of complete, engaging lesson plans are included. Each day of plan includes daily objective, teacher directions, and materials needed.
  • Color Posters: posters include word, picture, and definition for the following words-nervous system, peripheral nervous system, central nervous system, spinal cord, brain, nerves, neurons, motor nerves, sensory nerves, autonomic nerves.
  • Nervous System Videos: included posters have QR and website links to nervous system videos
  • Video viewing guide: Fill out this viewing guide graphic organizer while watching any of the nervous system videos
  • Nervous System mini-book: 6 pages of text including the following topics- the nervous system, nervous system functions, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, nerves, types of nerves, the brain, staying healthy. Each page includes a few comprehension questions
  • vocabulary foldables: 2 foldables are included to cover vocabulary words. Foldables include a section for the definition and an illustration. Foldables can be glued into a science notebook or stapled to keep in a folder.
  • Interactive/ Engaging Activities: Body System Challenge, 4 Corners Nervous System game, Password game, quick write, Brain Messages game, anticipation guide, “Find someone who…”
  • Nervous System Sort: Sort statements about the nervous system as true or false.
  • Parts of the Nervous System: Poster, diagram with text, fill in your own diagram (quiz), make your own diagram
  • Explanatory Writing: Nervous system functions explanatory writing prompt, graphic organizer, and writing page
  • Brain brainstorming chart: Assess prior knowledge of the brain with this “is, can, have” chart
  • Brain and the 5 Senses: Informational reading passage and coloring notes page (2 options)
  • Parts of the Nervous System cut-and-paste: Sort statements into parts of the central or peripheral nervous systems
  • Nervous System semantic map: Make a semantic map to record new knowledge about the nervous system, including the peripheral and central nervous systems
  • Nerves brainstorming chart: Assess prior knowledge of nerves with this “are, can, have” chart
  • Types of Nerves foldable: After reading the informational text about types of nerves, cut and paste statements into the Types of Nerves foldable
  • Nerves graphic organizer: Record what you are learned about nerves here.
  • Nervous system cause and effect: Use the informational text to fill in the cause and effect graphic organizer
  • Brain Facts Puzzle: Answer interesting facts about the brain using the code.
  • Parts of the Brain: labeled diagrams in various views, fill in the blank diagrams, and coloring notes page
  • Sentence Writing: Use the two vocabulary words to write a factual sentence about the brain and nervous system.
  • Brain: Memory, Learning, and Intelligence: Informational text, main idea/ details graphic organizer, and comprehension questions
  • Brain Challenge: Complete this fun weeklong brain challenge to learn more about memory, learning, and the brain
  • Healthy Nervous System cut-and-paste: Cut and paste statements into healthy or not healthy habits
  • Nervous system word search: Search for nervous system vocabulary. Perfect for early finisher activity.
  • Sentence Writing: Use the two vocabulary words to write a factual sentence about the nervous system.
  • Opinion Writing: Nervous system opinion writing prompt, graphic organizer, and writing page
  • Acrostic Poem: Review what you have learned about the brain by writing a fun acrostic poem
  • Task Cards: 28 Task Cards to review the nervous system and recording page
  • Nervous system project: Nervous system project choice board and rubric (great as a culminating assessment of the unit)


What teachers like you are saying…

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Carla P. said, “I couldn’t think about an easy and engaging way to teach the Nervous System to my students but this was absolutely perfect, they really loved the activities and so did I, I was extra happy about the digital one because I could still use it with my online kids who don’t get to do so many fun things.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laura said, “This unit is packed with a wealth of information. The lesson plan makes it easy to deliver to students in bite-sized pieces as not to overwhelm them. I love how these units have everything you need to teach about systems in the body.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jean said, “I found this unit to be very engaging for students and it thoroughly cover the nervous system. My students enjoyed the varying activities/ projects that reinforced an understanding of the system.”


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