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Code Blue: Body Systems and Health Issues Unit Portfolio Presentation Sharry Bingham
Vision for the Unit By creating this unit I want to: Find ways to integrate technology into science. During this unit, I want my students to: develop 21 st century skills by collaborating with peers and drawing conclusions to answer unit questions Solving problems and making decisions about their experiment. Communicating with others in a presentation.
Unit Summary As students work in Code Blue, they become specialists in one of the six different systems of the body (the circulatory, respiratory, immune, muscular/skeletal, digestive, and nervous systems). They learn it functions and parts and teach what they learn to their classmates. Students also learn about several public health issues, how each affects the body, and how problems associated with these health issues can be prevented or avoided. Unit Plan
Gauging Student Needs Purpose: To gather information about what students already know and what they want to know about how the human body works KWL ChartKWL Chart What I want to learn from my students? –I want to find out what they already know about the Unit Questions and what they know about setting up experiments. How the assessment information helps plan for upcoming activities in the unit? –If students have misconceptions about how to set up experiments, I can provide scaffolds. If students have different levels of understanding about the importance of the systems of the body, I can provide various resources. We will revisit this assessment throughout the unit for students to add their knowledge.
Curriculum-Framing Questions Essential Question: How do different components work together to enable us to survive and interact with our environment? Unit Questions: What body system do you think is most important and why? How do you think public health issues that we face today affect the body? Content Questions: What are the components and functions of each of the six systems of the body? What ways can we reduce the risk of health problems?
Assessments and Rubrics Students will be given a checklist to follow to keep them on track during their research. Research Checklist Students will create a PowerPoint demonstrating what they learned about their body system. Student Product Presentation Rubric
Works Cited PowerPoint Template http://www.medicineppt.com/