Brain Structure and Functions Worksheet
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Brain Structures and Functions Worksheet
Below you will see two columns: Brain Structure and Function(s). Items listed under the column, “Brain Structure” will list a region of the brain, while items under the column titled “Function(s)” will describe the general behavior, skill, and/or activity of the associated brain structure.
Fill in the blank for each of the statements below, either listing the brain structure responsible for the function described, or providing the general function (behavior, skill, and/or activity) of the associated brain structure.
|Brain Structure |Function(s) |
|Meninges |Three membranous envelopes; the pia mater, the arachnoid, and the dura mater; |
| |surround the brain and spinal cord. The main function of the meninges is to |
| |protect the central nervous system. |
|The brain is in the cranial vault and the spinal |Protective bone around the central nervous system |
|cord is in the vertebral canal of the vertebral | |
|column. | |
|Ventricles |Hollow spaces in the brain filled with cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) |
|Occipital Lobe |The region at the back of each cerebral hemisphere that contains the centers of |
| |vision and reading ability |