Epithelial Tissue:
It Covers and Protects You

Epithelial tissue covers and protects you.  It consists of epithelial cells.  For example.

Skin is an example of this type of tissue.  This is also why your skin can cover you and protect you from outside harm.  Other examples are: the surface inside of your bladder, the surface inside of your stomach, the surface inside of your intestines…etc.

epithelial tissue covers and protects you

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By the way, there are four different types of tissues, and epithelial tissue is only one of them.   You can find the other tissues (connective tissue, nervous tissue, and muscle tissue) from the other comics.

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Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

MS-LS1-1 Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

MS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

What Science Does this Comic Teach?

Unit: Anatomy

⇒Chapter: Immunology

⇒Topic: Epithelial Tissue

Additional Information


It is the smallest living unit that make up all living things.  All living things consist of cells.  Some consist of a single cell, while others consist of multiple cells.

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