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Body Systems

6th Grade

Homeostasis is the maintenance of a constant internal environment when outside conditions change
The Muscular System allows movement of the body and works with the skeletal system to help you move
Skeletal System is made up of bones, ligaments and cartilage. It supports the body and protects important organs. It also makes blood cells.
The Male Reproductive System produces sperm and delivers it to the female reproductive system
The Female Reproductive System Produces eggs and nourishes a developing fetus.
The cardiovascular system Moves blood through the body. The heart is the pump for this system. Blood flows through blood vessels
The Respiratory System Gathers oxygen from the environment and gets rid of carbon dioxide from the body. The exchange occurs in the lungs.
The Excretory System Gets rid of body's wastes. The urinary system removes waste from blood. The skin, lungs, and digestive system also remove wastes from the body.
The Digestive System Breaks down food into nutrients that can be used by the body. The stomach breaks down food into tiny pieces. Nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine.
The Nervous System Collects information and responds to it by sending electrical messages. This information may come from outside or inside the body. The brain is the center of this system.
The Lymphatic System Returns leaked fluid back into the blood. As a major part of the immunes system, it has cells that help get rid of invading bacteria and virusis.
THe Endocrine System Makes chemical messages. THese messages help to regulate conditions inside the body. They also influence growth and development.
The Integumentary System The protective covering of the body. It includes the skin, hair and nails. As part of the immune system, the skin acts as a barrier that protects the body from infection.
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