information is from
and could most likely
appear on your test.
3. Get rid of waste
In the cardiovascular system the vascular part is referring to the
These include the arteries and veins.
Arteries take the blood away from the heart and Veins bring the
blood back to the heart.
Human blood is never BLUE!!!!
Check out this website if you are still not convinced:
Remember it is bright red with oxygen and a deep maroon-type
color when deoxygenated. See the difference in the colors of the
flowers—the one on the left is bright-(oxygenated) and the one on
the right (de-oxygnated) –this may give you an idea of the color
Remember the parts;
Heart, arteries, veins,
Your heart is a non-stop pump--Cool huh?!
It can be as large as your wrist because so
much blood goes from the heart out to your
Some are so small that red blood cells have to
go through them single file!!!
What looks like a pink malt ball is
the red blood cell.
Arteries take blood Away from the heart.
For veins you have to remember that they
bring the blood back to the heart.
In pictures the arteries appear red and the
veins appear blue.
This includes your brain, spinal cord and all the
nerves. Your brain
sends messages to
muscles and other
body areas and any
sensations from your
body goes to your
brain for it to interpret
what the sensation
means. (pain, danger,
This is your largest organ. You have many
parts to your skin—it protects you from the
This is how oxygen
gets to your lungs and
cells and then the by
product of carbon
dioxide is removed.
You know this is the framework to your body
and that you would be a basic blob without it.
It also allows you to move.
Remember that tendons hold muscles to bones
Ligaments hold bone to bone.
This removes the
liquid waste from
our body. It also
keeps what we
Nutrients must be broken
down so our body can use
them. The system is one
long tube from our mouth
to our anus.
The total length of your
intestines is about 27 feet.
The liver is included in
this system and is your
largest internal organ.
Our body can ABSORB the required nutrients.
This helps to keep us healthy.
Used to keep the human species around.
Generally requires a male and a female.
Muscles help you move, give you shape and
form. Can be exercised to become larger and
Keeps our body healthy—like little soldiers
fighting for our health.
Mostly glands and organs
that supply the white
blood cells or hormones
to help fight or trap
the infections and bacteria
that may threaten our
Lymph nodes-these filter and remove harmful
substances from your blood. You have lots!!!
Bone marrow which makes blood cells-red and
white. White is a protector and red carries your
oxygen to cells .
It prepares the “T” cells
These go around your body
and look for bad cell
growth and destroy it.
This helps filter the blood and remove
unwanted elements—even old worn out red
A complicated system of glands and hormones
that keep you working correctly. If this
becomes upset or diseased your health is not as
Each system has a specific job and organs to
help do these jobs.
We went from cells to tissues, tissues to organs,
organs to organ or body systems, and then the
body systems make the organism.