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Organ System
Next Generation: HS.LS1.2 MS.LS1.3 MS.LS1.3 NGSS

Organ System

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This lesson will give a brief overview of the body's eleven organ systems and discuss their major roles in the body.

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Cardiovascular System

Body system that works to pump blood throughout the body.

Digestive System

Body system that ingests, digests and absorbs nutrients needed in the body.

Endocrine System

Body system that makes and secretes hormones which regulate body functioning.

Integumentary System

Body system that composes the body's outer covering to protect the body, receive sensory information and control body temperature.

Lymphatic System

Body system that works with the immune system to defend the body against pathogens.

Muscular System

Body system that allows for movement, posture and production of heat.

Nervous System

Body system that detects stimuli and coordinates responses.

Reproductive System

Body systems specific to male or females that produce eggs and sperm necessary for the formation of a fetus.

Respiratory System

Body system that delivers oxygen and removes carbon dioxide from the body.

Skeletal System

Body system that provides attachment point for muscles, stores minerals, protects organs and makes red blood cells.

Urinary System

Body system that maintains the chemical make up and volume of blood and rids the body of excess fluids.