Ch 28: Cells & Organ Systems

About This Chapter

Revisit some of the fundamentals of basic biology in this chapter on Cells & Organ Systems. These brief video and text lessons and quizzes give you a thorough refresher course that you can use as an integral part of your overall study strategy.

Cells & Organ Systems - Chapter Summary

Take a closer look at the makeup of cells and how each component functions. You will review the ways plant and animal cells are alike and how they differ, and explore how cells combine into organs and then into organ systems. You will review the organ systems present in the human body and how they work together. The lessons also illustrate how human organ systems compare with other animal species. You will find the information listed below in this chapter:

  • Explanation and components of cell theory
  • Structure and function of the cell
  • Plant vs. animal cells
  • Systems of the body
  • Human organ systems vs. other species

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5 Lessons in Chapter 28: Cells & Organ Systems
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What is Cell Theory? - Definition & Parts

1. What is Cell Theory? - Definition & Parts

Cell theory is a fundamental theory in biology that makes generalizations about cells. This lesson will help you understand the three main principles of cell theory.

The Cell: Structure & Function

2. The Cell: Structure & Function

The cell is a small, but complex structure. Take a look inside the outer plasma membrane of a cell and discover the functions of some common cellular components, including the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and mitochondria, in this lesson.

The Difference Between Plant and Animal Cells

3. The Difference Between Plant and Animal Cells

While both plant and animal cells are eukaryotic and share many similarities, they also differ in several ways. Learn about the key differences between these two cell types in this lesson.

What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body?

4. What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body?

In this lesson, you'll learn about the 11 organ systems, which are made of multiple organs that work together to keep the human body functioning. Using easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations, we'll explore the circulatory, respiratory and digestive, systems, among other types, after which you'll have the chance to take a brief quiz and see how well you understood the material.

Comparing Organ Systems of Humans & Other Animals

5. Comparing Organ Systems of Humans & Other Animals

In this lesson, you're going to learn that in some ways humans are just like any other animal, and in other ways we are quite unique. We will compare the cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems of many animals.

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