Ch 28: NYSTCE Biology: Nervous, Immune & Endocrine Systems

About This Chapter

Review what you've learned previously about the nervous, immune and endocrine systems so that you can conquer relevant questions on the NYSTCE Biology examination. This chapter's on-topic video lessons include self-assessment quizzes.

NYSTCE Biology: Nervous, Immune and Endocrine Systems - Chapter Summary

Use these video lessons on the nervous, immune and endocrine systems to build upon what you already know as you study for your certification exam. The animated, informative videos emphasize the brain's structure and parts, nervous system processes and immune system functions. Discover additional facts about reflex reactions, acquired immunity and neurotransmitters as you prepare to take the NYSTCE Biology examination. The focal points of this chapter's videos could help you to:

  • Describe flu viruses and pathogens as well as the effects of antibiotics and vaccines
  • Explore innate, humoral and acquired immunity
  • Study immune system responses
  • Identify the brain's components, including its four lobes, and their functions
  • Learn more about homeostasis and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Describe the positive and negative feedback of the nervous system
  • Discuss the functions of the nervous system, including the central and peripheral systems
  • Explore the functions of neurons

Watching these online video lessons at your convenience can provide the review you need to successfully address questions on the nervous, immune and endocrine systems when you sit for the NYSTCE Biology examination for teacher certification. Instructor-driven and narrated, each of the video lessons are ten minutes or less in length. You'll find written transcripts as well as handy video tags for navigating among main topics. Ask pertinent questions of the experts and study at your own pace via your mobile technology. When you take the quizzes and the practice examination, you can determine how much information you've retained throughout the review process.

NYSTCE Biology - Nervous, Immune and Endocrine Systems Objectives

The fifth subarea of the NYSTCE Biology examination is titled, Human Biology. Worth approximately 17% of the entire assessment, this subarea measures your comprehension of the functions of the peripheral and central nervous systems, the locations of major bodily glands, the process of nerve impulse transmission and more. You'll be presented with 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response assignment during the overall examination. There is a four-hour time limit on the paper-based assessment.

6 Lessons in Chapter 28: NYSTCE Biology: Nervous, Immune & Endocrine Systems
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The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

1. The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

Your nervous system allows you to experience the world around you and react to it. It's a complex system that's split into two main parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Read on to learn the parts and functions of the system.

The Structure and Function of Neurons

2. The Structure and Function of Neurons

In this video lesson, you'll learn about neurons, which are specialized cells in the nervous system. Check out how far neurons can send signals throughout the body and how depolarization is much like 'the wave' at a football game.

Homeostasis in the Human Body

3. Homeostasis in the Human Body

Homeostasis is the term we use to describe the reasonably stable internal environment of your body. Learn how parts of your body communicate with each other to maintain this state of homeostasis, and how negative feedback loops work.

The Human Brain: Structure & Functions

4. The Human Brain: Structure & Functions

The human brain can be divided into three sections. In this lesson, we'll examine the hindbrain, midbrain, and forebrain, as well as the major structures in each. We'll also cover the functions of major brain structures.

The Human Immune System: Inflammation & Antibodies

5. The Human Immune System: Inflammation & Antibodies

A body as efficient as ours deserves an equally efficient immune system to protect it. Luckily for us, the efficiency of the immune system is its greatest strength, as this lesson demonstrates.

Pathogens, Viruses, Antibiotics & Vaccines

6. Pathogens, Viruses, Antibiotics & Vaccines

Pathogens, including viruses, are the cause of much of the sickness in the world today. Luckily, in the last few decades we have developed a range of tools to use against them, especially antibiotics and vaccines.

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