An explanation of how cells make up tissues which in turn make up organs. The diversity of cells in the human body is mentioned. Using muscle cells as an example, it is then explained how cells are adapted to their function. A group of cells working together is defined as a tissue and several tissues working together comprise an organ. The heart is used as an example of an organ which is made up from muscle and valve tissue.

This clip is from:
Bitesize Secondary, Science 1
First broadcast:
28 February 2008

Using a microscope, students could examine a range of different tissues. They should go on to draw diagrams showing how cells, tissues and organs are different but connected. They could choose a specific organ and investigate its structure and how this relates to function.