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Nervous and Endocrine Systems (Grade 8)

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Nervous and Endocrine Systems

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What carries hormones throughout the body?                             
The                          system is a complex group of glands.
What is the master gland that controls other glands and processes?
  1. Pineal
  2. Pituitary
  3. Hypothalamus
  4. Thyroid
What are the chemical messengers that are part of the endocrine system?
  1. glands
  2. enzymes
  3. hormones
  4. homeostasis
Nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain and spinal cord can not grow back, or regenerate once injured.
  1. True
  2. False
Your brain has three parts: The cerebrum, the cerebellum and the membrane.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the cornea of your eye?
  1. A tough, thin bag that forms the ball of the eye.
  2. The colored part of the eye.
  3. The black round spot in the middle of the eye.
  4. The clear "window" in the front of the eye.
What are hormones?
  1. Sources of energy for the body.
  2. Chemicals that aid in digestion.
  3. Chemicals that deliver messages telling cells and organs what to do.
  4. Chemicals that allow your brain to think.
The nervous system is divided into two main parts, the Central Nervous System and the
  1. Southern Nervous System
  2. Cerebral Nervous System
  3. Polar Nervous System
  4. Peripheral Nervous System
What are neurons?
  1. Cells that give, receive, and handle information
  2. Cells that help your body to grow physically larger
  3. Cells that you don't have when you are first born
  4. Cells that only exist in your lungs
What protects the spinal cord?
  1. The myelin sheath
  2. The spinal column
  3. The ribs
  4. The brainstem
What system is responsible for detecting the body's environment?
  1. Respiratory
  2. Nervous
  3. Excretory
  4. Circulation
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