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Functioning Systems of Living Things - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter focus on the functioning systems of living things in biology. You'll explore the characteristics, types, and groupings of vascular plants and mammals. After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Identify the different types of vascular plants
- Understand a case study involving vascular plants
- Explain mammal traits
- Detail a case study of a mammalian system
Our professional instructors present each lesson in a clear and concise manner. Following every lesson, you will find a multiple-choice quiz. These quizzes give you immediate feedback, so you know what topics you've mastered and what you may need to work on further. The quiz results include links back the relevant points in the lessons, so you can easily review topics you've missed.
1. Vascular Plants: Examples, Types & Characteristics
This lesson will explore the characteristics of a large group of plants known as vascular plants. The lesson will also focus on the different types of vascular plants and unique examples.
2. Vascular Plants: A Cell Case Study
In this lesson we'll be exploring the organization of vascular plants. We'll specifically look at how different cells are specialized for the uptake, transport and loss of water through transpiration and how these cells are organized into tissues and organs.
3. Mammals: Traits, Behavior & Grouping
Ever wondered what the largest mammal on Earth was? Or what traits connect mammals together? In this lesson, you will discover the basic traits of mammals, some of their behavior, and how they are grouped by scientists. Read on!
4. Mammalian Systems: A Cell Case Study
In this lesson, we'll be looking at cell specialization of the digestive system. You'll also learn how different types of cells involved in digestion are specialized for their job, and then organized into tissues, organs and organ systems.
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