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In this module we will look at the four types of tissues in the body: epithelial, connective, muscle and nerve. Since blood is classified as a connective tissue, a large portion of this module will be dedicated to learning about blood cells, including the white cells that form our immune system.
If you would like to download the template and info pages for this module ahead of time (instead of one by one as you do the lessons), you can use these links:
If you want the info pages printed onto the backs of the template pages, you can use this file and tell the printer to print double sided copies:
If you want the info pages to be on the left side while the templates are on the right (as in the paperback workbook) use this download:
Here is the final test/review for this module (lessons 30-54). It also posted as the last lesson in this module, although the answer key does not appear on that page, only here, below. If you are not concerned about grades, you can just use it as a review activity.
Bibliography of websites I used for research:
If you would like a heads-up about activities that might need some prep or special materials ahead of time, here is a list of what activities I have for each lesson. I might post more activities in the future (a benefit of doing things online) but as of June 2019 here is what I have. You can go to the lesson page and check out instructions and materials for those activities.
30: none (short intro lesson) 31: edible models of epithelial tissue (bread, cheese, etc) 32: none (short lesson) 33: edible model of loose connective tissue (gelatin, various tidbits to put into it) 34: dissection of a chicken drumstick to look for connective tissue 35: osteon art project (any media) and optional osteon cookies, (though you could combine these cookies with the blood cell cookies during the blood cell lessons) 36: none (or do blood cell cookies if you want to) 37: just a video lab to watch, but you can try it at home if you want to (involves salad dressings) 38: crossword puzzle 39: online virtual labs about blood types 40: none 41: online game, plus a microscope slide pictures to look at and solve mystery 42: online memory match game 43: Antigen Binding Game (a rather involved game, with downloaded parts to cut out, a bit of time involved in construction of game) (can be optional) 44: none 45: watch an interview with scientific illustrator David Goodsell and see some of his art 46: none 47: online video game 48: Blood Cell Bingo game (parts and instructions downloadable, not too much construction prep) 49: Learn about artists who drew neurons, then try a simply neuron art project using ink and straws 50: Reflex experiments you can do on yourself or a friend 51: Draw some cartoons 52: Domino activity (a video will demonstrate what to do) plus an online computer activity 53: Review crossword puzzle 54: Additional info about smooth muscles (optional) and then the final test/review.
A study of the tissues of the body: epithelial, connective, muscle, nerves
- 30: Tissue types, and intro to Epithelial tissue Free Preview
- 31: Epithelial Tissue Free Preview
- 32: Connective Tissue Overview and Collagen Free Preview
- 33: Loose connective tissue (part 1 of Fibrous)
- 34: Dense and Adipose Fibrous / Cartilaginous Tissue
- 35: Bone cells and the Osteon
- 36: Bones make blood cells
- 37: Blood (as a tissue)
- 38: The Clotting Cascade
- 39: Erythrocytes
- 40: Granulocytes
- 41: Neutrophils
- 42: Macrophages
- 43: B cells
- 44: T cells (part 1)
- 45: T cells (part 2)
- 46: T cells (part 3)
- 47: How T cells and B cells work together
- 48: Immune system overview
- 49: The neuron
- 50: Nervous tissue of the PNS
- 51: Nervous tissue of the CNS
- 52: The action potential and the synapse Free Preview
- 53: Muscle fibers and the neuromuscular junction
- 54: Actin and myosin
- Final Exam: Lessons 30-54