The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

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This major division of the nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord.

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1. This major division of the nervous system reports any sensory changes to the brain and spinal cord, and then carries out orders.

2. Nerves in this division of the PNS send messages to your muscles and glands to carry out the orders issued by the brain.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Complete the quiz and worksheet to see what you know about the human nervous system. How this system works and its makeup are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can test your understanding of the following topics:

  • A subdivision of the motor division of the PNS that allows the body to perform tasks that are not under conscious control
  • The division that has nerves that send messages to the muscles and glands to carry out the orders issued by the brain
  • A major division of the nervous system that consists of your brain and spinal cord
  • Function that works when your heart rate speeds up
  • A division that reports any sensory changes to the brain and spinal cord and then carries out the orders

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a function that works to speed up your heart rate
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different divisions of the human nervous system
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the human nervous system

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson named The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions. If you do, you'll get to address these other topics:

  • The role of the nervous system
  • How the nervous system is organized
  • The different parts of the nervous system at work
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