Today, we have neat and fun facts about the nervous system. These interesting facts about the body system tell how the body parts work. Our nervous system coloring pages are perfect for use at home or in the classroom.

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FREE PRINTABLE Facts about the Nervous System Worksheets

The nervous system functions as the control center, running all the different functions of all parts of the body. Click the button to download our facts about the nervous system coloring pages now:

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Facts about the Nervous System FOR KIDS

  1. The central nervous system is the most complex organ and the body’s communication system.
  2. Through electrical signals, the human nervous system controls your body functions, your movements, thoughts, and automatic responses to the world around you.
  3. Neurons, also known as nerve cells, are the basic unit of the nervous system and send and receive electrical signals from your brain to other cells.
  4. The nervous system has two main parts: the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is made up of nerves that branch off from the spinal cord and extend to all parts of the body.
  5. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. It starts in the lower back and runs down to the back of each leg.
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The parts of the nervous system are really neat!
  1. Our forehead and fingertips are the most sensitive to pain because of their greater density of nerve fibers.
  2. Every 0.1 square inch of your skin contains around 200 pain receptors.
  3. After the age of 20, the human brain experiences a loss of neurons. Neurons die off faster than they are replaced, making our brains smaller.
  4. The somatic nervous system consists of nerves that go to the skin and muscles. It is involved in conscious activities such as walking, blinking, swallowing, etc.
  5. The autonomic nervous system consists of nerves that connect to the organs such as the heart. It controls unconscious bodily functions such as bowel movements, heart rate, crying, etc.

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More Nervous System FActs for Kids

  • The parasympathetic nervous system and the enteric nervous system use electrical impulses and sensory receptors to transfer sensory information throughout the body.
  • Every part of the nervous system, whether from the right side of the brain, the left side of the brain, or from spinal nerves, is vitally important to different parts of the body.
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This complex system is very interesting!

This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Nervous System Facts you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!



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