Tissue Definition:
A group of the same type of cells working together

T issue definition: A group of the same type of cells working together to achieve the same goal.  For example, your muscle tissue consists of the same type of muscle cells to achieve one goal–movement.

tissue is A group of the same type of cells

20160608 tissue and cell
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There are different types of cells.  Therefore, there are different types of tissues as well.

Are humans specialists?  YES!
Humans are very flexible in diets, places to live…etc.  Even though some people may be allergic to certain foods such as peanuts or shellfish, they still have many other food options.  In addition, humans can live just about anywhere on earth, from the cold Antarctica to the hot Tropical Deserts.

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: Tissue Definition

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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