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The Nerve Cells (Grades 5 to 6)



The Nerve Cells (Grades 5 to 6)
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.91

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     challenging words:    axon, axons, glial, myelin, neurilemma, silver-containing, spidery-looking, nucleus, stimulus, microscopic, dendrite, neurologist, response, billion, electrical, neurons
     content words:    Camillo Golgi


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     Spanish: Las células nerviosas (5 y 6 grado)


The Nerve Cells
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Your body is made up of millions of cells that you can't see without the help of a microscope. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Different kinds of cells work together to form different body parts. For example, muscle cells form muscles and bone cells make bones.
 
2     Neurons are the special name for nerve cells. Nerve cells make up the brain, nerves, and spinal cord.
 
3     The main part of the nerve cell is called the cell body. It measures 0.0008 inches wide. Inside the cell body is the nucleus, or control center of the cell. Inside there are also mitochondria that provide energy to the cell.

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