The Spinal Cord

The Nervous Department

Made By:

Hannah North & Aileen Bernes

Physical Appearance and Location

Function of the Spinal Cord

We support the spine in the Skeletal Department and we serve as the pathway for electrical impulses from the brain to the body and from the body to the brain. Our whole departsment's function is to direct all the activities throughout the body.

Co-Workers

We also work in cooperation with the brain,who directs all systems in the body by sending electrical impulses using nerves.

Our Contributions To The Company

Working at this company, I have proved myself to be a leader within the nervous department and the rest of the body. Since the birth of the company, I have been fulfilling my duty of being the pathway for impulses from the body to the brain, and from the brain to the body. These impulses are different signals our brain sends and receives from our bodies. These messages can range anywhere in importance from telling your eyes to blink or directing your immune system when the body is ill. As stated in spinalcordinjuryzone.com, your Spinal Cord is important because without a spinal cord your brain and your body couldn’t communicate with each other.


Not only am I crucial to the Human Body Corporation, other body systems relying on me as well. Without a spinal cord, the spine in our Skeletal Department surely will have no job, as our work goes hand in hand. Likewise, the spine will collapse without a spinal cord and damage the work of the Respiratory, Circulatory, and Digestive Department, and will also cause immobility for the Muscular and Skeletal Department. Paralysis would most likely occur within the body. Most body systems will essentially become useless without a spinal cord, and laying me off would prove devastating for the company. The company surely would go bankrupt in no time with so many systems damaged. The body’s health would plummet, as so many crucial organs would be damaged without support within itself. Laying me off would be throwing away the company.


I respect any decision that you choose to make, but I strongly believe that without a spinal cord in this body system, it surely would mean bankruptcy for the company and death for the body. I suggest that you lay off one of the kidneys or the appendix, as this body would survive or function with one/none.

5 facts about the Spinal Cord

1. We serve as the main nerve trunk.

2. We are about 18 inches long.

3.We are about as thick as a man's little finger

4. We run down the back from the medulla ablongata, at the base of the brain.

5. The spinal cord fluid acts as a cushion to protect the cord from damage.

Facts about our Department

1. There are more cells in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

2. A newborn baby brain grows almost 3 times during the first year.

3. The nervous system has 2 parts, the central and peripheral nervous system.

4. The human brain weighs about 3 pounds.

5. Signals transported through neurons can travel up to 250 miles per hour.