This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson.
Imagine a mail messenger giving the mail message to the specific receiver. Prior to the delivery, there are processes being done so that the message will be received successfully by the receiver. In the human body, the nervous system is responsible in sending messages to the different parts of the body assuring that they work efficiently.
This module will provide you with information and simple activities that will help you understand how the nervous system works and coordinates with other body systems to maintain homeostasis.
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
1. Identify the major divisions and parts of the nervous system; and
2. Describe how the nervous system coordinates and regulates these feedback mechanisms to maintain homeostasis.
Going through this module can be a meaningful learning experience. All you need to do is make use of your time and resources efficiently. To do this, here are some tips for you:
1. Take the pretest (What I Know) before reading the rest of the module.
2. Take time in reading and understanding the lesson. Follow instructions carefully. Do all activities diligently. It is better to be slow but sure than to hurry and miss the concepts you are supposed to learn.
3. Use a separate sheet of paper for your answers in each activity or assessment. Don’t forget to write your name. Label it properly.
4. Try to recall and connect the ideas about the lessons that you had in the lower years. Use the concept discussed in the lesson to explain the results of activities or performance task.
5. Be honest. When doing the activities, record only what you have really observed. Take the assessments after each activity, but do not turn to the Answer Key page unless you are done with the entire module.
6. Don’t hesitate to ask. If you need to clarify something, approach or contact your teacher or any knowledgeable person available to help you. You may also look into other references for further information.
7. Take the post-test prepared at the end of the module, so you can assess how much you have learned from this module.
8. You can check your answers in the activities, self-assessments, and post-test after you finished the entire module to know how much you have gained from the lesson and the activities.