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Ch 27: NYSTCE Biology: Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory & Musculoskeletal Systems

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Let us help you renew your understanding of how the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory and musculoskeletal systems work. Our engaging lessons and quizzes can help you answer these types of questions on the NYSTCE Biology exam.

NYSTCE Biology: Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory & Musculoskeletal Systems - Chapter Summary

This chapter's short lessons aid you in reviewing the structure and characteristics of various systems of the human body as you study for the NYSTCE Biology exam. We can help you prepare for exam questions related the classification of animal body plans as well as the functions and parts of:

  • Tissues and epithelium
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • Human circulatory system
  • Human respiratory system
  • Human digestive system
  • Excretory system

You can watch these lessons and take the quizzes whenever your schedule allows, using a computer, tablet or smartphone. We offer many features to help you prepare for the exam, including a clickable timeline that makes it easy to jump to a specific point in the video for review. In addition to the lesson quizzes, there's a chapter exam and a comprehensive course test that helps you evaluate your learning.

NYSTCE Biology: Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory & Musculoskeletal Systems Chapter Objectives

New York State makes passing the NYSTCE Biology exam one of the requirements for certification to teach biology. There are seven subareas on this exam. The questions on material covered in this chapter are in the subarea on human biology, which accounts for 17% of the test.

There are 90 multiple-choice questions and one written response assignment on the NYSTCT Biology exam. Questions on this material are all multiple choice, like the questions on our lesson quizzes. In addition to letting you see what it will be like to answer questions in this format, the quizzes allow you to assess your knowledge and determine where you need extra review prior to taking the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 27: NYSTCE Biology: Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory & Musculoskeletal Systems
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Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

1. Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

In this lesson on multicellular organisms, you'll take a look at what it actually means to be multicellular and how cells are organized into tissues, organs, and organ systems. This lesson also covers one of the four main tissue types: epithelial tissue.

Types of Connective Tissue

2. Types of Connective Tissue

In this lesson, you'll learn about the various types of connective tissues in the body. These tissues include bone, fat, cartilage and blood. They form the framework of the body, support organs and much, much more!

Skeletal System and Muscular System

3. 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.

Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

4. Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

The Animal Kingdom is diverse and complex. How do we make sense of it all? Scientists use body plans to classify and organize the animals of Earth, making it much easier to differentiate between them.

The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

5. 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.

Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

6. 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.

Overview of the Human Digestive System

7. Overview of the Human Digestive System

Discover how the human digestive system works - one of the most important systems in the human body. Learn what each part does, and then see how much you remember with a quick quiz.

Excretory System

8. Excretory System

Each year in the U.S., close to 400,000 people with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatment in order to remove waste, remove excess fluid and restore electrolyte balance. Kidneys, the workhorses of the excretory system, perform these same functions more effectively than any machine. In this lesson, we'll talk about how the excretory system removes toxic substances from the body.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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