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Ch 30: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 30: Respiratory & Circulatory Systems

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The Respiratory & Circulatory Systems chapter of this Holt McDougal Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the respiratory and circulatory systems. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Respiratory & Circulatory Systems textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Respiratory & Circulatory Systems chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the circulatory and respiratory systems topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • Respiratory system gas exchange
  • The parts and functions of the circulatory system
  • The respiratory surface
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • The anatomy of the heart
  • Blood vessels
  • Blood plasma
  • The functions of red blood cells
  • The functions and components of the lymphatic system

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11 Lessons in Chapter 30: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 30: Respiratory & Circulatory Systems
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Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

1. Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

Did you know that the average human lung has a respiratory surface area that is roughly the same size as half of a tennis court? Believe it or not, that's how much surface area an active, healthy human needs to ensure that the body gets plenty of oxygen.

The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

2. 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.

The Respiratory Surface and Gas Exchange Efficiency

3. The Respiratory Surface and Gas Exchange Efficiency

The respiratory membrane includes millions of alveoli with a surface area as large as a tennis court. This large respiratory surface area, combined with other factors, makes for efficient gas exchange to meet our metabolic needs.

The Causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

4. The Causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This lesson explores the causes of obstructive lung disease, including COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. We'll also discuss asthma, cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis.

Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts

5. 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.

Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More

6. 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.

What Is Blood Plasma? - Function & Components

7. What Is Blood Plasma? - Function & Components

Blood plasma is the liquid component of blood that suspends blood cells and many other substances. Find out more about what it's made up of and how it functions with this lesson.

Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets

8. 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.

The Lymphatic System: Definition and Fundamental Components

9. The Lymphatic System: Definition and Fundamental Components

This lesson will cover something known as the lymphatic system. You'll learn about bone marrow, lymph, the thymus, lymph nodes, spleen, and much more as we explore this critical component of your immune system.

Functions of the Lymphatic System

10. Functions of the Lymphatic System

In this lesson, you will learn about the lymphatic system and the vital role it plays in keeping the cardiovascular system working. You'll discover how the lymphatic system (with its lymphatic vessels and capillaries) quietly works in the background to return leaked fluids back to the blood.

Closed Circulatory System: Definition & Advantage

11. Closed Circulatory System: Definition & Advantage

This lesson will focus on the basic components of a closed circulatory system and the advantages of a closed circulatory system. It will also provide examples of organisms that have closed circulatory systems.

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