2 Essential StandardStudents will understand the function of a major system within the body and how it enables and carries out the basic functions of life.
3 Curriculum Framing Questions Essential Question How can a disruption in a human body system contribute to an imbalance in homeostasis? Unit Question What happens when your body is not in homeostasis? Content What is homeostasis?
4 ObjectiveYou and your team of doctors have been presented with a mystery case in the emergency room.Your initial task is to analyze the symptoms and determine which human body system is being disrupted.You will then use multiple internet sites to identify the disorder that is affecting the maintenance of a stable internal environment in the body.You will explain how this disorder affects homeostasis in this particular human body system.You will explain the primary functions of the system affected and how it provides for the needs of the body.Your final product will be to present your findings in an informative brochure, powerpoint, or create a video of a talk show that presents the diagnosed condition and how it affects homeostasis.
5 Pre-AssessmentYour grandmother has a friend that is constantly complaining of pains in his arms and legs. This pain is centralized around the joints. Your grandmother thinks that her friend may be suffering from arthritis. Based on your knowledge, make a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the skeletal system in homeostasis and the characteristics of the skeletal system not in homeostasis.
6 Formative Assessment Gauging Student Needs Matching Game (Identify the Functions of the Human Body System)Encouraging Self DirectionScientific Literature Review (Use Think Pair Share to Analyze Human Body Systems Described)Monitoring ProgressProject Time Line (Complete Worksheet to Ensure That Tasks are Met and Information Has Been Found)Check for Understanding (Rubric Will Be Used to Assess Understanding)
7 PracticeLet’s watch a video from Untold Stories of the ER and create a concept map of the symptoms.Video:
8 Practice Concept Map Symptoms Numbness in feet Moving other extremitiesCannot sense pain in extremitiesParalysis in feet
9 Independent PracticeNow it’s your turn to determine what type of disease or disorder the person in the video was suffering from.Useful websites are as follows:
10 Independent Practice Possible Diseases or Disorders Guillain Barre SyndromePoliomyelitis?
11 Rubric for Final Product Criteria4321DiagnosisDetermined the correct diagnosisDetermined diagnosis was very closeDetermined diagnosis was not in the proper systemDid not determine a diagnosisFunctions of the Body SystemAll functions were correctly stated and explainedSome of the functions were stated correctly and explainedOne function was stated and explainedNo functions were stated and explainedCompare and Contrast HomeostasisExplained completely with examplesAdequately explained with examplesAdequately explained with no examplesDid not explainCooperative EffortAll members worked togetherThe majority of the members workedSome members workedNone of the members worked wellOverall ProductMet all criteria including creativityMet most of criteriaMet some of criteriaDid not meet any of the criteria