Lesson Worksheet: The Central Nervous System Science

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying the structure and function of the central nervous system.


Complete the sentence: The central nervous system is composed of .

  • Athe spinal cord and the spinal nerves
  • Bthe brain and the cranial nerves
  • Cthe brain and the spinal cord
  • Dthe brain, the spinal cord, and the neurons


Matthew describes a structure in the nervous system.

Which structure is he describing?

  • AThe spinal cord
  • BA neuron
  • CThe cerebrum


Look at this model of the human brain.

Human brain Anatomical Model, front view-edited

What separates the two cerebral hemispheres?

  • AMedulla oblongata
  • BFissure
  • CCerebral cortex


Which part of the nervous system is made of a column of nerve tissue that connects the brain to the rest of the body?

  • AThe spinal cord
  • BThe nerves
  • CThe spine


Which label is the brain?


Fill in the blank: The cerebrum consists of .

  • Aone cerebral hemisphere
  • Btwo cerebral hemispheres
  • Ctwo pairs of cerebral hemispheres


What is the largest part of the brain?

  • AThe cerebrum
  • BThe cerebellum
  • CThe medulla oblongata


Michael bumped his head and felt dizzy. Which of the following parts of the brain most likely affected his ability to remain balanced?

  • ACerebrum
  • BMedulla oblongata
  • CCerebellum


Which of these protects the spinal cord?

  • AThe gray matter
  • BThe spinal nerves
  • CThe vertebral column


How does the cerebrum help you in everyday activities?

  • AIt controls the involuntary movements you need to do.
  • BIt controls the voluntary movements you need to do.
  • CIt controls breathing.

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