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Ch 36: General Science: Other Physiological Systems

About This Chapter

The AEPA General Science exam is a National Evaluation Series (NES) test. This chapter will get you ready for questions on physiological systems on the NES General Science exam.

AEPA General Science: Other Physiological Systems - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons and quizzes in this chapter to help you study for the AEPA General Science exam. The lessons will cover physiological systems like the digestive tract, the respiratory system and the excretory system. You'll also review the following topics related to physiological systems:

  • Autonomic breathing
  • Stimuli in physiological systems
  • Multicellular tissues, epithelium and organisms
  • Connective tissue
  • The respiratory system and gas exchange
  • The muscular and skeletal systems
  • The digestive and excretory systems

Review topics you may have forgotten with our short video lessons. Each lesson takes less than ten minutes to complete and can be watched as many times as you like. Lesson quizzes and the chapter exam will give you an idea of the types of questions you can expect on the AEPA exam.

AEPA General Science: Other Physiological Systems Chapter Objectives

This chapter will help you brush up on topics covered in the life science section of the test, which makes up approximately 25% of the test. The lessons in this chapter correspond to exam questions about the structures and functions of body systems in humans.

A passing score on the AEPA General Science exam is a certification requirement for becoming a science teacher in the state of Arizona. You will answer 150 multiple-choice questions on life, physical, earth and space science. The test will also cover topics related to the nature of science.

9 Lessons in Chapter 36: General Science: Other Physiological Systems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Autonomic Breathing: How Ventilation is Regulated

1. Autonomic Breathing: How Ventilation is Regulated

Did you know that our nervous system controls our breathing? This lesson describes the basic elements of the homeostatic system responsible for balancing oxygen supply with metabolic demand.

Stimuli: Definition & Examples

2. Stimuli: Definition & Examples

Stimuli are constantly affecting us and our daily lives. Therefore, it is important to understand how stimuli can cause changes in our environment and how we are able to adapt to them.

Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

3. Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

In this lesson on multicellular organisms, you'll take a look at what it actually means to be multicellular and how cells are organized into tissues, organs, and organ systems. This lesson also covers one of the four main tissue types: epithelial tissue.

Types of Connective Tissue

4. Types of Connective Tissue

In this lesson, you'll learn about the various types of connective tissues in the body. These tissues include bone, fat, cartilage and blood. They form the framework of the body, support organs and much, much more!

Skeletal System and Muscular System

5. Skeletal System and Muscular System

Do you know how many bones are in the human body? Check out this video lesson to uncover the answer, as well as understand the role and importance of the skeletal and muscular systems.

Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

6. Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

Did you know that the average human lung has a respiratory surface area that is roughly the same size as half of a tennis court? Believe it or not, that's how much surface area an active, healthy human needs to ensure that the body gets plenty of oxygen.

Digestive System I: The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

7. Digestive System I: The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

Did you know that there are digestive enzymes in your saliva? It's true. As soon as you put a piece of food in your mouth, the digestive process begins. Join us with this first of two lessons about the human digestive system, where we'll follow food through the upper gastrointestinal tract from the mouth through the stomach.

Digestive System II: The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

8. Digestive System II: The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

The lower gastrointestinal tract is the part of the digestive system that is responsible for the last part of food digestion and the expulsion of waste from the body. In this lesson, we'll look at each part of the system and what functions each serves in the process of digestion.

Excretory System

9. Excretory System

Each year in the U.S., close to 400,000 people with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatment in order to remove waste, remove excess fluid and restore electrolyte balance. Kidneys, the workhorses of the excretory system, perform these same functions more effectively than any machine. In this lesson, we'll talk about how the excretory system removes toxic substances from the body.

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