The Nervous System Vol. 3
For Ages 12-14
This study of the nervous system will strengthen the faith of your junior high student, while preparing them for upper level science courses and perhaps a career in medicine. Learning about the incredible complexity of the nervous system will help your student realize that their bodies are most certainly God’s design and cannot be the result of chemical accidents occurring over millions of years.
The Nervous System Vol. 3 is a part of the Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 2 curriculum pack which also includes The Digestive System and Metabolism Vol. 4. Using both books, your student can complete this one-year science course by spending 30 to 45 minutes per lesson, five days a week.
Come explore this in-depth examination of the body’s master control mechanism, the nervous system!
The third volume of the Wonders of the Human Body series is the next step in our journey through the most amazing thing in the universe, the human body. Our nervous system must process vast amounts of information each second, information that comes from all parts of the body. Then nerve signals are sent out in response to those inputs. If this sounds simple, rest assured, it is not. It is all quite extraordinary! But as with all things in our fallen cursed world, things do go wrong. We will also explore the problems that occur when the nervous system is damaged by disease or injury.
In The Nervous System, you will learn about:
- How nerve signals are generated throughout the body
- How these nerve signals are transmitted to and from the brain
- The structure of the brain and how it processes input from the body
- Our senses: sight, hearing, taste, and more
When you see the incredible complexity of the nervous system, you will realize that our bodies cannot be the result of chemical accidents occurring over millions of years. The human body is the greatest creation of an all-knowing Master Designer!
Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Structure of Nervous Tissue
- 3. Nerve Signals
- The Resting Membrane Potential
- The Action Potential
- The Synapse
- 4. The Central Nervous System
- The Brain
- The Spinal Cord
- 5. The Peripheral Nervous System
- Cranial Nerves
- Spinal Nerves and Their Distribution
- The Autonomic Nervous System
- 6. Special Senses