A: OK class, so today we are going to continue with our anatomy class, today we will review everything we have learned. Can anyone tell me what the first major organ is?
B: The brain!
A: That’s right the brain! It serves as a control center for the body, handling the processes of the central nervous system as well as cognition. Then what major organ is in our chest?
B: The heart!
A: Very good! It pumps blood throughout the body, using the circulatory system such as blood vessels and veins. Now let’s not forget that our lungs provide oxygen to our heart and body to keep us alive! Now what about the organs that help us digest food?
B: The stomach and intestines!
A: Very good! Let’s not forget that the stomach is the one that breaks down our food and our intestines process that food and then expel the waste. Are we forgetting anything? B: Yeah! Our kidneys, liver and bladder!
A: Oh yes, you are right. Very important organs indeed. B: So what do these organs do teacher?
A: Well, umm, they... Time for a break! We can talk about it when you get back. Key vocabulary anatomy: the trunk of the body from the neck to the abdomen organ: a grouping of tissues into a distinct structure e.g. heart brain: an organ enclosed in the skull that controls and coordinates the body. control: the ability to direct the actions of something process: a planned series of steps or actions that leads to something chest: the front of the body, from neck to the waist heart: an organ in the chest that pumps blood pump: to supply, to circulate blood: the fluid that circulates in the body lung: body part that in inflates with air and allows breathing oxygen: a gas that we breath in order to live digest: to swallow and dissolve something stomach: the organ people use to digest food expel: to release something Supplementary vocabulary skull: the bony framework of the head, enclosing the brain and supporting the face embalm: to treat a dead body so as to preserve it, as with chemicals, drugs spine: backbone of the body