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  1. The Amazing Human Nervous System By Jason and Brandon

  2. Nervous System Your Nervous System is the most complicated and fragile system. It tells all your other systems what to do. The Nervous System carries messages to the brain.

  3. How Your Nervous System Works Your Nervous System helps you move. Your Nervous System wouldn’t work if you didn’t have the other systems. It is just the same the other way around, if you didn’t have your Nervous System you wouldn’t be able to move.

  4. What Your Nervous System is Made of Your brain is made of special cells called neurons that run throughout your body. Neurons carry information around your body and brain.

  5. Your Nervous System is your body’s control center. Your nerves are made of special cells. Your nervous system keeps your balance. There are around 47 miles of nerves in your body. One nerve cell may be connected to 1000 more. Your nerve impulses can travel up to 390 feet per second. Did You Know...

  6. More Facts • Thousands of nerve cells die each day • One nerve in a human body is the sciatic nerve • Your nervous system sends information around your body.

  7. Brain Lobes

  8. Bibliography Amazing Human Body CD-ROM. New York: DK Interactive Learning, 1997. Discovery Communications Inc. "Your Gross & Cool Body." The Yuckiest Site on the Internet 2000. On-line. Internet. June 15, 2001. Available: http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/ Jennings, Terry. The Human Body: Chicago. 1988 McGann, Andrew. “The Skeletal System.” A Look Inside the Human Body. On-line. Internet. June 15, 2001. Available: http://bart.northnet.com.au/~amcgann/body/index.html Scholastic. The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body CD-ROM. Microsoft Corporation,1995.