The last couple of months we have been creating and sharing tons of free resources that will help you study the human body such as free nervous system worksheets. We are finishing up this series by learning about the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that transmit messages to two main parts of our body: the brain and spinal cord.
Human Nervous System
The human nervous system is the part of human anatomy that sends signals from sensory receptors to the spinal cord and brain and then transmits the impulses back to the other parts of the body. It’s made up of two main parts: the central nervous system which includes the brain and spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system which are the nerves that extend to the rest of the body.
In addition, there’s the automatic nervous system which controls body functions that are not consciously directed such as the heart and lungs. The somatic nervous system is the part of the nervous system that is under conscious control. Plus sensory nerves inform the central nervous system about stimuli the body is receiving from the outside such as sounds, sight, and smells.
Learning about the Nervous System
When learning about the nervous system your children will learn a lot of detailed information. They will have the most fun learning about the brain, it is so fascinating!
I have put together a list of nervous system worksheets that will help you to help your children learn more about the nervous system and how it works. These work great to do a unit study of this specific body system. You are also going to enjoy all of our free instant downloads!
Free Nervous System Worksheets:
These free worksheets include notebooking pages, a research journal, a coloring page, and more to teach your kids all about the nervous system.
The Free Notebooking Research Journal for the Diseases of the Nervous System will help your students learn how the nervous system works an the diseases that can cause it not to work properly. This is another instant download that will help your students research nine different nervous system diseases.
Nervous System Notebooking Pages – These notebooking pages introduce kids to parts of the nervous system. Kids learn about the spinal cord as well as parts of the brain.
Nervous System Lesson with Printable – This is a game your kids will love that teaches children about both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
Central Nervous System Worksheet – This coloring page teaches kids about a part of the nervous system: the central nervous system. Kids will color and label various parts such as the spinal cord, cerebrum, and brain stem.
Learn About Parts of the Brain
You’ll find fun games, clipart, and printables to make learning about the parts of the brain fun and memorable for you and your kids.
Ectomy Brain Game – If you’re looking for a fun game to teach kids about the functions of the brain, look no further! This game teaches kids about the various lobes and what they do.
Brain Hemisphere Chart – Make a paper hat to wear that shows the main parts of the brain! Your kids will love seeing where the brain lobes are located under their skulls.
Label the Brain Anatomy Diagram – This brain anatomy labeling worksheets is a great addition to the study of human anatomy.
Human Brain Clipart and Printables – You’ll find a great collection of clipart and printables showing the human brain and nerve cells.
Neuron Printable Clipart and Labeling Sheets – This is an amazing selection of neuron, or nerve cell, clip art for you and your kids to print and label.
Inside Out Anatomy: The Brain – This Inside-Out worksheet shows the structure and function of the brain. Kids will color the different parts as they learn about this fascinating body system.
The Nervous System Worksheets and Brain Game – These worksheets and games introduce kids to concepts such as nerve cells and electrical impulses.
Cranial Nerves and Brain Coloring Page – This brain coloring page teaches kids about the cranial nerves.
The Brain Labeling Sheet – This is a fun and easy brain labeling sheet for younger kids.
We like to use labeling and diagramming to help with memorization with the different parts of the human body. We created a free instant download for all the human body systems! The Human Body Systems Labeling and Diagramming Worksheet includes fill-in-the-blanks for your children to label the parts of the brain, spinal cord, ganglion, and nerves.
Don’t forget to check out our other related freebies:
These freebies include reading comprehension lessons, vocabulary, and labeling sheets that include the answer key.
Human Body Systems Labeling Sheets for every body system, with answers included.
Human Body Systems Vocabulary Copywork Notebook with 78 pages of vocabulary terms about the human body to copy and remember.
Printables for Apologia’s Elementary Anatomy Book are an awesome supplement to your study of human anatomy.
Sara Dennis is a veteran homeschool mom of six who’s still homeschooling her two youngest kids after the older four have graduated, entered college, and moved on to adult life. She blogs at Classically Homeschooling.