Thyroid gland- controller of the thyroid hormone and produces parathyroid hormone, covers windpipe
Thymus- T-cells become immunocompetent here, lymphocyte training centers
Pancreas- makes insulin and glucagon, makes digestive enzymes for all nut
each kidney is composed of a filter attached to a long winding tube that is surrounded by a vein. Arterial
blood is delivered under high pressure to the filter. Any blood components that can fit through the filter
end up in the tube as filtrate- filtrate
What category of tissue is blood? Fluid connective tissue. Composed of plasma and formed elements
Describe the differences between plasma and formed elements. 55% of whole blood is plasma. Plasma is
Learn the biological names of each formed ele
What type of body system is the digestive system? Body service system
3 major functions of the digestive system.
Take food in and break it down into absorbable nutrient molecules
Absorb nutrients into blood and lymph
Excrete non digestible waste
As we tak
Why do we need a respiratory system? List the major functions of the respiratory system.
1) Survey, warm, moisten, filter inspired air
2) Supply the body with oxygen and dispose of carbon dioxide
3) Regulate body pH (minute to minute control)
Understand the Nature of Science
Understand that science investigations use a variety of methods and do not always use the same set
of procedures; understand that there is not just one "scientific method."
Science findings are based upon evide