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Category Archives: 11. Animal Physiology
11.1 Antibody Production & Vaccination
Immune system hl from Bob Smullen
Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – the Immune response, T-cell dependent antigens, Epitopes, antigen-presenting cells & T-helper cells and cytotoxic T-cells.
Three videos from TED-Ed: how we conquered the deadly smallpox virus (well, if we ignore the work of the WHO); Learning from smallpox: how to eradicate a disease and here’s a simple answer to How do vaccines work?
Vaccine infographic created by Leon Farrant.
Infographic from Compound Interest.
The top 10 vaccine infographics here.
11.2 Movement from Bob Smullen
Here is another presentation, taking you through muscle contraction step by step:
Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – Action Potentials & Muscle Contraction, Myofilament Contraction, sarcomere contraction & breakdown of ATP & cross-bridge movement.
Two video lessons on 11.2 Movement: a 7m video from Luiz Mello and a 15m video from Briscucation.
A 5m TED-Ed intro to How the Muscular System works and from Crash Course, Muscles, part 1 – Muscle Cells: Crash Course A&P #21 in 10m and Muscles, part 2 – Organismal Level: Crash Course A&P #22 in 10m 40s.
Paul Andersen explains The Muscular System in 5m 59s.
In Crash Course Biology #30 – The Skeletal System: It’s ALIVE!, Hank introduces us to the framework of our bodies, our skeleton and in #31 – Big Guns: The Muscular System, he tells us the story of the complicated chemical dance that allows our skeletal muscles to contract and relax.
This is an amazing gif from tabletop whale – you have to check it out:
11.3 The Kidney & Osmoregulation
11.3 kidney from Bob Smullen
Mr Paul Andersen (from Bozeman High) describes Osmoregulation (including in fish which you don’t need to know) in a 8m 57s lesson.
Osmoregulator or Osmoconformer? Here are two videos about contractile vacuoles in Paramecium (they are osmoregulators): Paramecium vacuole (1m video) and contractile vacuole (a 27s explanation). If it goes wrong – Paramecium exploding!
A nice introduction to how the kidneys work (from TED-Ed):
An animated, narrated tutorial on the mammalian kidney which also includes a quiz (from Sinauer Associates).
In Crash Course Biology #29 – The Excretory System: From Your Heart to the Toilet, Hank takes us on the fascinating journey through our excretory system to learn how our kidneys make pee.
11.4 Sexual Reproduction
6.6. & 11.4 Reproduction from Bob Smullen
Paul Andersen describes The Reproductive System in 9m. In Crash Course Biology #34 – The Reproductive System: How Gonads Go, Hank lets us in on the meaning of life, at least from a biological perspective – it’s reproduction.
Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – spermatogenesis & the maturation of the oocyte & follicle.
Impressive Journey of Sperm – a 6m video on fertilisation.
IMPLANTATION & EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT
Day 0 to 7 Fertilization, Zygote, Blastocyst 4m video from Armando Hasudungan. Implantation – a 2m 53s animation.
A Biologist’s Mother’s Day Song (3m 50s):
Amazing – Child is born still inside Amniotic Sac – happens to just one in every 80,000 babies