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What role does the circulatory system play in the body?

It transports nutrients, water, oxygen etc. to cells

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Blood

Where the materials are carried

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Heart

Pumps the blood

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Arteries

Carry blood away from the heart

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Capillaries

Where the exchange of the materials occur

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Veins

Carry blood to the heart

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Aorta

Major artery leaving the heart

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Red blood cells

Carry oxygen

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White blood cells

Help fight of infections

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Platelets

Help blood clot

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Plasma

Where materials are carried (fluid part of blood)

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4 chambered heart

Mammals and birds

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2 chambered hearts

Fish

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3 chambered heart

Frog

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Path of red blood cells from capillaries to fingertips

Capillaries➡️vein➡️heart➡️lungs➡️heart➡️artery➡️
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