Sensory Nerves: Types and Functions of Sensors and Receptors


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The receptors most involved in the sensation of a transient pressure are _____.

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1. Why is John able to feel the light touch of a feather on his skin?

2. How does Bobby feel his annoying little brother pinching and stretching his skin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what makes us able to interact with our environment, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the types and functions of sensory nerves. Quiz topics include the receptors most involved in the sensation of transient pressure and the Meissner's corpuscles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Receptor sensing transient pressure
  • What can sense your skin stretching
  • What exteroceptors do
  • Function of Krause's end organ

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding exteroceptors and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the function of the Meissner's corpuscles

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Sensory Nerves: Types and Functions of Sensors and Receptors. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the conditions the body can sense
  • Identify the different types of sensory nerves the body has
  • Describe the difference between exteroceptors and mechanoreceptors
  • Explain what is activated when we press upon the skin
  • Appreciate how we can notice a change in temperature