Conclusion Questions 2.2.1
1.Describe the path of an electrical impulse as it moves through a neuron. You must use the
words axon, axon terminal, dendrites, myelin sheath, nodes of Ranvier, synapse and
neurotransmitters in your description.
1. The gyri and sulci on the brain greatly increase the brains surface area. How do you think
this increase in surface area relates to improved brain function?
The increase in surface area relates to the improved function of the brain bec
1. What do you notice is the main difference between the structure of the connective tissues and the
structure of the epithelium? Make sure to note the organization of cells in these two tissue types.
The main difference between connective and
1. Order the following kidney structures to show the path of urine formation and its departure
from the body: renal pelvis, glomerulus, ureter, renal artery, bladder, renal tubules (Loop of
Henle and collecting ducts), calyx, urethra, Bowmans capsul
1. Why is the story of Phineas Gage considered so extraordinary? What does his story teach us
about the brain?
Phineas Gages story is so extraordinary because he was able to survive such a horrific accident
(a pole going through the left
1. How do you think bones, muscles and joints work together to move the body?
Bones, muscles, and joints work together to move the body by giving structure, force, and
mobility to allow one solid structure(the bones) to be moved or pulled
1. Based on what you know about the function of the nephron, why should urine be free of blood
Urine should be free of blood because the nephron should only be filtering waste products not
needed by the body from the bloodstream, n
Conclusion Questions 1.2.2
1. Why are there sutures on the human skull? What does this tell you about the actual structure
of the skull?
There are sutures on the human skull because they are divisions in the skull which allow for
growth. This tells us the
1. What is the purpose of reabsorption in the nephron?
To keep/retain necessary nutrients useful for the body back into the body.
2. In what direction are substances moving during the process of secretion? Explain what these
1. Which do you think are the two, most common places to detect pulse and count the heart
Carotid and radial pulse because they are the two largest arteries nearest to the skin.
2. What are some factors that can increase or decrease
1. Measurements from which bone - the femur, the radius or the humerus - seemed to best
approximate height? Why do you think this is?
Measurements from the femur seemed to best approximate height. I think the reason for this is