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The Organization & Function of Multicellular Organisms - Chapter Summary
The video lessons provided in this chapter clearly discuss topics related to the organization and function of multicellular organisms. Just a few of these include the hierarchical organization of multicellular organisms, Kingdom fungi, the function of the plant stem and the primary growth of plants. These videos were created to help you achieve the following goals:
- Detail the fertilization and reproduction of flowering plants
- Describe the organ systems of the human body
- Explain how organ systems work together
- Define homeostasis along with examples
- Differentiate between homeostasis in plants, animals and the human body
- Discuss the importance of the immune system's function
- Explore the workings of the immune system of humans
- Identify the effects of a compromised immune system
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1. The Hierarchical Organization of Multicellular Organisms
In this lesson, we'll be exploring the awesome organization of living things. If you've ever wondered how microscopic cells could possibly produce a living human being, this lesson is for you.
2. Kingdom Fungi: Definition, Characteristics, & Examples
The kingdom Fungi includes a diverse group of organisms that are neither plant nor animal. They absorb nutrition from other organisms while playing the important role of ecological decomposers. Learn more about this group and take a short quiz at the end.
3. Plant Stem: Function, Types & Parts
Have you ever wondered how a plant stays upright without falling over? In this lesson you will learn the different parts of a plant stem. In addition, you will learn the function of the plant stem. Test your knowledge at the end with a quiz.
4. Primary Growth of Plants
In this lesson, you'll learn about how a plant grows taller and how this is different from a plant growing wider. You'll also learn about the types of tissues produced during primary growth and the functions of those tissues.
5. Flowering Plants: Reproduction & Fertilization
Some plants use flowers to reproduce. The flowers contain all the parts needed for the reproduction process. This lesson explains how all of these parts are used to create the next generation of flowering plants.
6. What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body?
In this lesson, you'll learn about the 11 organ systems, which are made of multiple organs that work together to keep the human body functioning. Using easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations, we'll explore the circulatory, respiratory and digestive, systems, among other types, after which you'll have the chance to take a brief quiz and see how well you understood the material.
7. How Organ Systems Work Together
This lesson is going to discuss what an organ system is inside of an organism, such as an animal or plant. We will then look at a few examples of how organ systems work together inside of various organisms.
8. What Is Homeostasis? - Definition & Examples
Homeostasis can be defined as a property of an organism or system that helps it maintain its parameters within a normal range of values. It is key to life, and failures in homeostasis can lead to diseases like hypertension and diabetes.
9. Homeostasis in Plants
In this lesson, we'll discuss what homeostasis is and how plants achieve homeostasis. We'll also talk about how plants handle heat, water, and nutrients and how they respond to their environment.
10. Homeostasis in Animals
What is homeostasis in animals? How does it work? Learn about the various factors that must be kept consistent inside animals and how that happens. When you are through, test your new knowledge with a short quiz!
11. 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.
12. What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens
In this lesson, you will be introduced to the immune system. You'll learn about the innate and adaptive immune system, Edward Jenner, haptens and immune tolerance.
13. How the Human Immune System Works
Your immune system protects you against microorganisms that could make you sick. It is made up of an army of white blood cells that work together to recognize and destroy the bad guys. Learn how your immune system and immunizations work.
14. Effects of Compromised Immune System
Your immune system helps keep you healthy by protecting you from all sorts of diseases and other microscopic dangers. But when your immune system doesn't function properly, it has a hard time doing its job, and you're likely to get very sick.
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