3.2 – The circulatory system

Pages 79 – 82 of the CGP revision notes.

Key questions

  • Why do we have a double circulatory system?
  • Label the heart.
  • Describe how the heart works.
  • What is the function of valves?
  • Describe the differences in the structure of arteries, veins and capillaries.
  • How are red blood cells adapted to their function?
  • What is the function of white blood cells?
  • What is the function of platelets?
  • What is transported in plasma?
  • What are the benefits of artificial blood?
  • What sort of repairs can be carried out on the heart?