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Lesson Worksheet: The Nervous System Science

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

Q1:

What is the scientific term for the column nerve that runs through the backbone and is connected to the brain?

  • AIntestine
  • BDiaphragm
  • CSpinal cord
  • DPancreas

Q2:

What is the scientific term for the organ that receives and processes information to make the body react?

  • ANerve
  • BSpinal cord
  • CSense organ
  • DBrain

Q3:

True or False: When a person receives information from the environment, the nerves carry it to the spinal cord to be processed.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Q4:

What is the scientific term for a group of cells that transfer impulses from the brain or the spinal cord to the sensory organs and vice versa?

  • ANerves
  • BSenses
  • CReflexes
  • DSignals

Q5:

Look at the figure.

What are the name and function of this system?

  • AThe nervous system, responsible for controlling body processes and reactions
  • BThe digestive system, responsible for breaking down food into a simple form
  • CThe circulatory system, responsible for moving the blood throughout the body
  • DThe respiratory system, responsible for gas exchange inside the body

Q6:

Look at the diagram.

What part of the nervous system functions as the main control center for the entire body?

  • AThe brain
  • BSensory organs
  • CNerves
  • DNeurons
  • EThe spinal cord

Q7:

Look at the diagram.

What part of the nervous system directs and coordinates ideas, behavior, and emotions?

  • AThe peripheral nervous system
  • BThe sensory organs
  • CThe nerves
  • DThe brain
  • EThe spinal cord

Q8:

Which label is the brain?

Q9:

A group of students are talking about the many important functions a nervous system carries out in a body.

Who is correct?

  • AChloe, Jacob, and Madison
  • BMadison and Natalie
  • CChloe and Natalie
  • DChloe, Madison, and Natalie

Q10:

Fill in the blanks: You grab an ice cube with your hand and hold it for a few seconds, then you think, “Wow, that is cold!” and let it go. The stimulus travels from your hand to your through your and then to your .

  • Aspinal cord, nerves, brain
  • Bbrain, nerves, spinal cord
  • Cnerves, spinal cord, brain
  • Dbrain, spinal cord, nerves
  • Espinal cord, brain, nerves

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