Functions of the Nervous System


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Which of the following functions is controlled by the autonomic nervous system?

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1. Which of the following is true about motor neurons?

2. How do thermoreceptors differ from other sensory neurons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn about the different components and functions of the nervous system. Our interactive quiz and printable worksheet will test your understanding of the nervous system's three jobs and the different neurons that make it possible for your nervous system to work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz has been designed to deepen your understanding of:

  • The three functions of the nervous system
  • Components of the body that gather information for the brain
  • Autonomic and somatic nervous systems
  • Sensory neurons
  • Motor neurons and thermoreceptors

Skills Practiced

Use the following skills when working with these assets:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the different types of neurons
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the nervous system's three roles and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as motor neurons and thermoreceptors

Additional Learning

These materials were created to work in tandem with our lesson titled The Functions of the Nervous System. That lesson will teach you to:

  • List the three main functions of the nervous system and further define each
  • Name each of the human body's sensory organs
  • Identify each type of sensory neuron
  • Differentiate between the autonomic and somatic nervous systems