The Peripheral Nervous System Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following is part of the peripheral nervous system?

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1. Peripheral nerves that carry messages from your skin, eyes, ears, tongue and nose back toward your brain are called _____

2. These nerves carry orders from your brain to your muscles and organs.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you discover what you know about the human body's peripheral nervous system. You'll be asked what makes up the peripheral nervous system, how it functions and how it helps our body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following parts of the peripheral nervous system:

  • Different types of nerves
  • Part that assists your body in performing automatic things
  • Part that moves parts of your body voluntarily

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you practice these skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you know about different kinds of nerves in the body
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to choose which parts of the peripheral nervous system help you move parts of the body you want to move
  • Interpreting information - make sure that you can read information about the peripheral nervous system and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, check out the lesson connected to this quiz called The Peripheral Nervous System Lesson for Kids. You'll explore the following topics:

  • Peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system
  • Parts of the peripheral nervous system
  • How the peripheral nervous system helps the body function