Ch 10: Animal Anatomy, Physiology & Functions

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about animal anatomy, physiology and functions. These lessons use engaging animations and graphics to help you easily retain key concepts.

In these lessons, professional instructors will lead you through videos on topics, like the circulatory system, ossesous tissue, and the digestive and nervous systems. You'll also learn:

  • What it means to be multicellular and how cells organize into systems
  • The differences in circulatory systems among different kinds of animals
  • The differences and similarities between open and closed circulatory systems
  • What complete and incomplete digestive systems look like
  • The differences between central and peripheral nervous systems

Multicellular Organisms, Tissues & 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.
Circulatory System I: Types of Circulatory Systems From cnidarians to humans, all animals need a circulatory system to absorb nutrients and get rid of waste. Find out why different kinds of animals have different systems, and see what a closed circulatory system and indoor plumbing have in common.
Compare & Contrast Open & Closed Circulatory Systems In this lesson, you will explore open and closed circulatory systems. You will also learn what these two systems have in common and what makes them different.
Osseus Tissue: Connective & Bone This lesson will discuss various types of connective tissue and bone found in animals. The structure of these connective tissues will also be reviewed.
Complete vs. Incomplete Digestive Systems Here, we'll learn what a complete digestive system is, and how it is different from an incomplete digestive system. We will also look at examples of animals that have each type of digestive system.
The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Did you know that hammerhead sharks and platypuses share a special type of sensory neuron that humans and most other animals don't have? In this lesson, you'll find out what that sensory neuron and a whole lot of others can do. You'll also learn how the nervous system is organized and the differences between the central and peripheral nervous systems.

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