Nervous Tissue:
It Sends Information around Your Body

Nervous tissue has an important job: to send information around your body.  The nervous tissue consists of nervous cells (also called neurons).  They have an important job because the body can only function with proper passing of information.

nervous tissue Sends information around

20160614c nervous tissue
(click to enlarge)

Where are these tissues found?  They are found everywhere in your body, but the most concentrated location would be your brain and spinal cord.

20160614e nervous tissue 02
(click to enlarge)

By the way, there are a total of four different types of tissues, and nervous tissue is only one of them.   You can find the other tissues (connective tissue, epithelial tissue, and muscle tissue) in my other comics.

20160609 tissue types four types
(click to enlarge)

Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

MS-LS1-1 Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

MS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

What Science Does this Comic Teach?

Unit: Anatomy

⇒Chapter: Immunology

⇒Topic: Nervous Tissue

Additional Information


It is the smallest living unit that make up all living things.  All living things consist of cells.  Some consist of a single cell, while others consist of multiple cells.

Nervous Cells

Also called neurons.  They are a special type of cells which can pass information around.

Questions?  Comments?

For any questions, comments, or requests, contact us.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here