Marking Period 4: Anatomy & Physiology
As we shook hands, I wondered idly what her urine looked like. - Patrick McGrath
The excretory system filters the blood, removing all of the harmful chemicals, while maintaining a proper balance of water and electrolytes necessary for life. The main organ that accomplished this marvel is the kidney, which we will explore in some detail in this unit.
Nature has invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward... as a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life. - Louis Schwartzberg
Our reproductive systems, both male and female, compliment each other in such a way that similar root structures arise into a complex organ system, allowing organisms to recombine genes to ensure evolution can procede.
What it all means...
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough... - Mae West
We will put all of our knowledge together , examining all the systems we've examined with one last dissection. This will allow us to visualize how each of the systems interrelates, and begin to celebrate the vast complexity that is a vertebrate.