1. Are you building a male body or a female body?
Link to male: https://www.spongelab.com/interactives/buildabody/en/wholerepro/index.cfm?AssetID=3447&Launch=Launch+Interactive
Link to female: https://www.spongelab.com/interactives/buildabody/en/wholereprofem/index.cfm?AssetID=3448&Launch=Launch+Interactive
2. As you build each body system…Comment on at least 2 organs that you did not know belonged in this system or were unfamiliar with their location or function – write 2-3 sentences for each.
Digestive System: The thick soupy liquid called chyme which passes through the Pyloroc Sphincter into the the duodenum. All three of these terms and there meaning are all new terms for me.
Respiratory System: The respiratory system was the system in which I am most familiar with. Due to me working in the operating room at the university of Iowa for the department of Anesthesia. I help with intubation and placement of central venous and arterial lines. The thing I didn't know was that the tiny sacs at the end of each bronhiole are called alveolie.
Skeletal System: This system was the one that I learned the most new information from. I learned that an infant has 270 bones while an adult has 206 bones. Within the first year of life those extra bones are fused together to form one bone. an example would be the skull of an infant. Gaps on the top of the child's head indicate that the skull has not fused together. That is why the doctor at appointment's in the first year of life always feels the child's head. This is why protecting the child's head is extremely important. The brain is separated from the skull by 3 layers of membranes called meninges.
Nervous System: I have always found it interesting to know how much something weighs to compare that it things around us daily. Our brain weighs 1.4 kilograms. The Cerebrum is the largest part of the brain. It coordinates complex voluntary movement. It is the outermost layer of the brain.