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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Body segments  >  Abdomen
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The small intestine is really quite large!

The digestive system plays an important role in the body and is made up of several organs, including the surprisingly large and intricate small intestine. Watch this clip to find out about the size and special features of the small intestine. See the role it plays in making nutrients from the food you eat available to your body.

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Take a deep breath

Watch what happens inside the human body during physical activity. Look at diagrams of the human circulatory and respiratory systems. Explore the functions of major organs and tissues. Examine animations showing how a person breathes and how the heart pumps blood around the body. Predict the effects of walking or running ...

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Aches and pains: stomach pains

Look at common causes of tummy pains: gastroenteritis, constipation, food poisoning and appendicitis. Learn how to deal with mild tummy pains. Know when you need to get help from a doctor. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object is one in a series of 12 objects.

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Dung beetle rolling dung into a ball

This is colour photograph of an adult female dung beetle (Sisyphus sp) of foreign origin now found in Australia. The beetle is shown rolling a ball of dung in which its eggs will be laid. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Coleoptera, Family Scarabaeidae.)

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Female and male praying mantids

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a female (left) and a male (right) praying mantid ('Archimantis latistylus') showing characteristic body structures. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta, Order: Mantodea, Family: Mantidae.)

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Stinger of the honey bee

This is a close-up colour photograph of the abdomen of the honey bee ('Apis mellifera') showing the stinger. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Native Botany Bay cockroach and introduced brown cockroach

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of two cockroaches of different species, the Botany Bay or native bush cockroach ('Polyzosteria limbata') (left), and an introduced brown cockroach ('Periplaneta brunnea') (right). The native bush cockroach is wingless and is carrying an egg case (ootheca). The introduced ...

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Female spiny leaf insect on a leaf

This is a colour photograph of female spiny leaf insect ('Extatosoma tiaratum') resting on a leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Phasmatodea, Family: Phasmatidae.)

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Two worker honey-pot ants resting in the nest

This is a black-and-white photograph of two worker honey-pot ants ('Camponotus inflatus') resting in the nest, showing their swollen abdomens where they store nutrients for the colony. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae.)

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Praying mantid

This is a colour photograph of a praying mantid in the 'prayerlike' stance for which it is named. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Mantodea, Family: Mantidae.)

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Two worker honey-pot ants

This is a colour photograph of two worker honey-pot ants ('Camponotus inflatus') known as repletes. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae.)

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Stinger of a honey bee - asset 2

This is a scanning electron micrograph of the stinger on the posterior end of a honey bee, 'Apis mellifera'. Tiny hairs are visible on the abdominal segments of the bee. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Breathing and Respiration: animation

This resource allows students to 'resuscitate' a patient by dragging and dropping the main structures involved in breathing into the correct position. Incorrect positioning results in death! When organs are correctly positioned, the patient commences breathing and the structures are labelled.