The Nervous System

The nervous system is like a communication network that allows us to move, think, and feel. It’s what enables you to kick a soccer ball, feel a gentle breeze, and even solve a tough math problem.

At the heart of this system is the brain, a true powerhouse. Think of it as the CEO of a big company. It processes all our thoughts, feelings, and memories. Each part of the brain has a specific job, like coordinating movements and helping with decision-making. It’s the brain’s job to analyze and respond to information, allowing us to interact with the world around us.

Nerves play a crucial role as messengers. They carry important messages from the brain to every part of the body using electrical signals. This electricity is what allows us to move, think, and feel. The pathways in the nervous system make sure these messages get where they need to go quickly and accurately. For example, if you touch something hot, nerves quickly tell the brain so it can respond right away.

Read, Write, and Research: This assignment aims to strengthen your understanding through key terminology.

  • Utilize the provided application below or your favorite writing tools, such as a pen, pencil, and paper.
  • Pay special attention to spelling, pronunciation (if available), and definitions.
  • Below, you will find a list of 20 vocabulary words related to the nervous system. Write down each vocabulary word. Take your time to understand their meanings.
  • Visit the “Research Center” in your student account as you look up each words terminology.
  • Once completed, give your vocabulary assignment to your parent. For assignments completed using the writing application, they will be automatically saved in the Parent/Teacher Account.

Vocabulary List:

  1. Neurons
  2. Axon
  3. Dendrites
  4. Myelin
  5. Neurotransmitters
  6. Central Nervous System
  7. Peripheral Nervous System
  8. Spinal Cord
  9. Brainstem
  10. Cerebellum
  11. Cerebrum
  12. Synapses
  13. Reflex
  14. Motor Neurons
  15. Sensory Neurons
  16. Autonomic Nervous System
  17. Sympathetic Nervous System
  18. Parasympathetic Nervous System
  19. Ganglion
  20. Receptor

Remember to take your time and learn the terminology that defines the intricate network of the Nervous System.

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