Ch 4: Body Systems

About This Chapter

Explore the fun video lessons in this chapter to boost your knowledge of body systems. Gain greater insight into the skeletal system, muscular functions, the nervous system and much more.

Body Systems - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive overview of body systems can help you get a good understanding of the anatomy of various body parts, specific nervous systems, and the skeletal and muscular systems. After reviewing the lessons in this chapter, you will be ready for the following:

  • Describing the role and importance of the skeletal and muscular systems
  • Pinpointing and describing the major muscle groups of the arms
  • Identifying and describing the muscles and anatomy of the upper leg, lower leg and foot
  • Listing the functions and anatomy of the muscles of the chest, abdomen, face, neck and back
  • Sharing your knowledge of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Providing details about the functions of the nervous system

All of the lessons in this chapter are available as videos with entertaining visual effects and full transcripts that have easily identifiable vocabulary words. Watch the videos or read the transcripts in any sequence you desire from your computer, smartphone or tablet to gain comprehension of body systems. Test your knowledge of lesson concepts by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. If you need additional details about chapter topics, submit your questions to our experts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Body Systems
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Skeletal System and Muscular System

1. 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.

Muscular Function and Anatomy of the Arms: Major Muscle Groups

2. Muscular Function and Anatomy of the Arms: Major Muscle Groups

Learning all the muscles of the muscle system can be a pretty daunting task, but we will try and help you by focusing just on the major muscles of the arm in this lesson on arm anatomy.

Muscular Function and Anatomy of the Upper Leg

3. Muscular Function and Anatomy of the Upper Leg

Our legs allow us to do everything from walking to dancing to just standing still. All these actions involve the function of many muscles. Learn about the muscles above the knee in this lesson covering muscles of the hip, thigh, and leg.

Muscular Function and Anatomy of the Lower Leg and Foot

4. Muscular Function and Anatomy of the Lower Leg and Foot

Did you know that most of the muscles that control the movement of your foot are actually located in your lower leg? Learn about the muscles below the knee that control the feet and toes in this lesson.

Function & Anatomy of the Muscles of the Chest and Abdomen

5. Function & Anatomy of the Muscles of the Chest and Abdomen

Did you know your body has a trunk? No, not like an elephant's trunk. Your trunk encompasses the chest, back and abdomen. In this lesson you'll learn about some of the main muscles of the chest and abdomen.

Function & Anatomy of the Muscles of the Face, Neck & Back

6. Function & Anatomy of the Muscles of the Face, Neck & Back

Do you know how many muscles are in your face? Or what animal has the largest tongue? Learn the answer to these questions and more in this lesson on the muscle anatomy of the face, neck and back.

The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

7. The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

In this lesson, you'll learn about two subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system - the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Watch as a hiker, Phil, runs away from a terrifying bear and see how these systems react to the impending danger!

Functions of the Nervous System

8. Functions of the Nervous System

In this lesson, we'll watch Timmy as he plays in his backyard. Watch what happens when he tries to catch a butterfly, hears a mean dog bark, and scrapes his knee. All of Timmy's reactions are tied to his nervous system. For a full explanation of what goes on in the human nervous system, check out the video!

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