Human Body Systems
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Unit 1: Identity
Students began the course learning directional and regional terminology. Students learned the bones of the body and skull and three muscles of the face. They worked in small groups to create videos that taught these terms to others.
Students worked as Forensic Anthropologists and DNA Analysts. Students performed Gel Electrophoresis in order to make DNA fingerprints. They have been working at matching bones of two fictitious persons found in the park to fictitious missing person reports from the police department. Congratulate your students on performing a college-level lab!
Unit 2: Communication
In this unit students learn about how we communicate with the outside world focusing on electrical and chemical communication in the body.
Unit 3: Power
In this unit students investigate how the body obtains, distributes, or processes the body's primary resources for energy and power - food, oxygen, and water. They learn about the digestive system, respiratory system, and urinary systems.
Unit 4: Movement
In Unit 4 students investigate the movement of the human body. We begin by learning about different synovial joints and dissect a cow elbow. The we measure Range of Motion (ROM) at different joints, learn about rules all muscles follow, and begin to build a series of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves on our Manikens.