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Exploring Nature Educational Resource:

Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Tissues - Epithelium, Muscle, Nervous & Connective Tissue

Body Systems and Tissues

Tissues are groups of cells with a common structure (form) and function (job). There are four main tissues in the body – epithelium, muscle, connective tissue and nervous tissue.

NGSS Life Science Progression K-12

LS1.A Structure and Function
K-2 All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.

3-5 Organisms have both internal and external macroscopic structures that allow for growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.

6-8 All living things are made up of cells. In organisms, cells work together to form
tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions.

9-12 Systems of specialized cells within organisms help perform essential functions of life. Any one system in an organism is made up of numerous parts. Feedback mechanisms maintain an organism’s internal conditions within certain limits and mediate behaviors.

Exploringnature.org has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

cheetah, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar