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That Takes A Lot of Nerve!

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Nervous System


That Takes A Lot of Nerve!
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.61

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    communicators, communication, sensory, immediately, spinal, body, jerk, painful, several, broth, such, faster, motor, return, cord, bundle


That Takes A Lot of Nerve!
By Erin Horner
  

1     Your body is made up of several amazing parts. One such part is a bundle of long, thin threads. These are called nerves. You have nerves all over your body. Your nerves help all of the systems in your body communicate with each other. Some nerves are called motor nerves. They help your body and muscles move. Others are called sensory nerves. They help you feel things. They also help your body respond to all that it feels. Imagine that one night at dinner, you reached up and grabbed a bowl of really hot soup. Once your fingers touched the scalding broth, you would immediately pull your hands away from the bowl. Your nerves would help you do this. The nerves in your skin had sensed the heat from the bowl. These nerves then sent a message to your spinal cord and .....
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