The Nervous System for Kids


The Nervous System

The human nervous system is the control center of the body, monitoring conditions within and outside the body and sending out electrical signals to respond to them. Web sites explaining the system can be found in all levels of complexity, from child-friendly to extremely technical. No matter your level of scientific aptitude, we’ve found Web sites that explain how the brain and body transmit signals back and forth to interpret and respond to stimuli, control motion and regulate bodily functions.

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Nervous System Basics

The nervous system consists of a highly specialized network of cells called neurons that transmit ... read more »

The Nervous System for Kids

Whether you’re teaching a class about the systems of the body or simply looking to reassure your child before a tooth extraction, you’ll find all the information you’ll need on the Web sites recommended in this section.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If you touch a hot stove and burn your hand, the pain isn’t actually in your hand—it’s in your head. The sites below explain why.
  • To some extent, the nervous system controls every other system in the body. So if you’re teaching kids about all the systems of the body, it would be a good idea to save the nervous system for last, allowing you to explain how it interacts with the other systems they’re already familiar with.

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