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What is the nervous system?
Lesson Review
Match each term in Column B with its description in Column A. Write the letter
of the correct term in the space provided.
Column B
Column A
__________ 1. nerve cell
a. axon
__________ 2. fiber that carries messages away from a nerve cell
b. dendrite
__________ 3. protects the brain
c. neuron
__________ 4. protects the spinal cord
d. skull
__________ 5. fiber that carries messages to the nerve cell body
e. nervous system
__________ 6. control center of the body
f. spinal cord
__________ 7. group of many nerves that extend down the back
g. brain
__________ 8. brain, spinal cord, and nerves
h. synapse
__________ 9. gap between the axon of one cell and the dendrite of
another
i. backbone
Skill Challenge
Skills: labeling, diagramming
Label the parts of the nerve cells shown, using the labels axon, dendrites, cell
body, nucleus, axon tip, dendrite tip, and synapse.
Concepts and Challenges in Life Science, Teacher’s Resources CD-ROM
(c) by Pearson Education, Inc./Globe Fearon/Pearson Learning Group. All rights reserved.
Control and Regulation
Answer Key
What is the nervous system?
Lesson Review
1. c 2. a 3. d 4. i 5. b 6. g 7. f 8. e 9. h
Skill Challenge
a. dendrites b. cell body c. axon d. dendrite tip
e. synapse f. axon tip g. nucleus
Concepts and Challenges in Life Science, Teacher’s Resources CD-ROM
(c) by Pearson Education, Inc./Globe Fearon/Pearson Learning Group. All rights reserved.
Control and Regulation
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