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Ch 32: Glencoe Biology Chapter 34: Circulatory, Respiratory, and Excretory Systems

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The Circulatory, Respiratory, and Excretory Systems chapter of this Glencoe Biology textbook companion course helps students learn the essential biology lessons of the circulatory, respiratory, and excretory systems. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Circulatory, Respiratory, and Excretory Systems textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • The human circulatory system
  • Blood vessels
  • Anatomy of the heart
  • Gross anatomy of the airway and lungs
  • External and internal respiration in the lungs
  • Gross anatomy of the urinary system
  • Water balance regulation and other kidney functions

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12 Lessons in Chapter 32: Glencoe Biology Chapter 34: Circulatory, Respiratory, and Excretory Systems
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The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

1. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More

2. Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More

In this lesson, you will take a trip around the circulatory system and encounter the various blood vessels, including arteries, veins, and capillaries. Come along as we follow the path to every cell of your body.

Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts

3. Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts

In this lesson, you will take a look inside the heart and identify the chambers and one-way valves that make up this vital organ. You will also follow along as we trace the flow of blood through the heart chambers.

Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets

4. Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets

Blood is a connective tissue vital to our body's survival. In this lesson, we will explore the three functions of blood by delving into red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets - the three individual components that make up blood as a whole.

Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

5. Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

You are either blood type A, B, AB or O. But, did you know that your blood type is determined by microscopic antigens found on your red blood cells? In this lesson, you will learn about the different blood groups and why they do not mix.

Gross Anatomy of the Airway and Lungs: Conducting & Respiratory Zones

6. Gross Anatomy of the Airway and Lungs: Conducting & Respiratory Zones

The respiratory system includes the lungs as well as other organs that help to get oxygen into the blood and carbon dioxide out of the blood. The conducting zone of the respiratory system carries oxygen into the lungs and carbon dioxide out of the lungs. The respiratory zone is where oxygen and carbon dioxide move into and out of the blood.

External and Internal Respiration in the Lungs: Definition & Process

7. External and Internal Respiration in the Lungs: Definition & Process

This lesson explores the process by which oxygen and carbon dioxide get into and out of the blood located in the lungs and in our metabolizing tissues. The partial pressure gradient for each gas determines both the direction and rate of diffusion across the respiratory membrane.

How Ventilation Muscles Cause Inspiration and Expiration

8. How Ventilation Muscles Cause Inspiration and Expiration

What is ventilation? It includes both inspiration and expiration, the movement of air into and out of our lungs. In this lesson, learn about how the diaphragm contracts and relaxes and its impact on lung volume.

Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System

9. Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System

Our body must detoxify and cleanse itself to thrive. That is why we depend so heavily on our liver and urinary system. In this lesson, we'll explore how toxins are filtered by our organs and how urine is formed and expelled with the nephron, bladder, ureters, and urethra.

How the Kidneys Regulate Water Balance

10. How the Kidneys Regulate Water Balance

Water balance is essential to our health and survival. This lesson explores how the kidneys regulate water balance with special cells known as osmoreceptors and a process called osmoregulation. You'll also learn how this process relates to a rare form of diabetes known as diabetes insipidus.

How the Kidneys Regulate Acid Base Balance

11. How the Kidneys Regulate Acid Base Balance

Find out how your kidneys keep you alive by excreting acids and bases in conditions like respiratory acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, metabolic acidosis, and respiratory alkalosis.

How Kidney and Metabolic Disease Affect Kidney Function

12. How Kidney and Metabolic Disease Affect Kidney Function

This lesson explores chronic kidney disease and the metabolic disorders that affect kidney function. We'll delve into diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and glomerulonephritis and learn what your urine can tell you about your health.

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