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The nervous S"’St n cor sols the actions of your
organs; like your liver and your heart.
Whethe“ ‘ aui re inning, eating, or speaking, your
I, ‘ srvous system plays a part.
It w ‘ " a lc; like a computer but more advanced in
it every way.
Your nervous . ., stem controls everything your body
does, whether you’re at work or play.
The nervous f‘ st; ‘~ is ' sually divided into two
ii regions of control.
The ce ‘ “ant. g Wiphleral systems each have a
A special role.
The c. ‘cal nervous system is made up of the spinal
cord and brain.
The brain senc . , out the signals, which go through
your body like a chain.
Your brain if t the center of everything you do.
It reg’ . ... - vour "bus system and all the other
s}; -sterns, too.
It sen. W . all the signals that your body needs to
and processes th em when they come back, from your
head down to your toe.
The signals go ftl . .oug. . ,7 J1‘ spinal cord, protected by
_ your vertebrae,
to la‘; the *eas o. b )ur body, their messages to
‘ 5 convey.
Most UL ' ‘’ activity is automatic. Your body does it
such as digesting your food, breathing in and out, and
The peripheral; nerve I‘ , stem is a network full of
Nerve , tn. init :1. “ages from everywhere in the
body that they serve.
These in “ages go both directions from your body to
E’ your brain
or from your b. ain out to your body. Then it might
come back again.
The nervous sys }in a I‘ JfltI'OlS your senses such as
_ i ‘ ‘ste, touch, or smell.
It contr , ... ner» tliat give you sight and nerves
I or hearing things as well.
The 11. W, system is like a manager for both your
body and your brain.
If your nerve endings are damaged, you could feel
some major pain.
Your nervous s‘, stem E’ many functions. You need
_ working to stay well.
You I‘". ciSL ‘ie car. fyour body so you can learn,
I and ‘play, and yell.
So, .. ‘ uare of your body. Try to eat right and
Feed good thoughts into your brain, and it may also
make you wise.
1. Which of these is part of the nervous system?
a. the spinal cord
b. the bones
c. the ﬁngernails “
d. the teeth
2. The nervous system controls the actions of your body's organs such as:
a. your ﬁngernail
b. your hair
c. yo1u' liver
(1. your toes — . _
3. What are the two parts of the nery us system?
a. the central and the peripheral L
b. the bottom and the top R
c. the inner and the outer
d. the lower and the upper
4. What bones protect the spirral cor(l? :i
a. the skull l E
b. the kneecap’
c. the 17l'f3Stbl0ll
d. the Vcln l rae
Answer: 3 ;
5. The nervous system controls which of these senses?
d. all of the above
6. The peripheral system is a network of what?
(1. bones . _