# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 1561969322

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify the major structures and functions of the respiratory system.

Definition

Identification should include the structures and functions of the respiratory system as follows:
  • The nose functions to warm, moisten, and filter air.
  • The pharynx is the passageway for air and food.
  • The larynx functions as the voice box.
  • The trachea and bronchi function to convey air into the lungs.
  • Alveoli are the air sacs where gas exchange occurs.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the function of the diaphragm in the breathing process?
  • What happens to oxygen when the hemoglobin is low? Why?
  • How many alveoli are present in the lungs?
  • How do the alveoli play a major role in emphysema?

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BIO.4

The student will investigate and understand life functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key concepts include
  1. comparison of their metabolic activities;
  2. maintenance of homeostasis;
  3. how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans;
  4. human health issues, human anatomy, and body systems;
  5. how viruses compare with organisms; and
  6. evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious disease.

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