Axia College Material
Structures of the Nervous System
This activity will increase your understanding of the different structures of the nervous system and
brain. During the Web activity, you will view a variety of structures of the brain and nervous
system and label each with the appropriate term. You will use this document to write a description
for the terms you used in the activity.
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As you conduct the Structures of the Nervous System activity, follow along with this Word
document and fill in the descriptions of those terms you used to label the structures. All of the
terms in the activity are listed here, but you only need to provide descriptions for those you used.
Division of nervous system located in skull and spine
Metabolic center of the neuron
Division located outside the skull and spine
Short processes emanating from the cell body