Life Science

Interactions of Body Systems

When we get back from spring break I have to teach interactions of body systems. Does anyone have any good labs or activities that focus more on interactions rather than the functions?

Andrea Gouldy
Andrea Gouldy
2695 Activity Points

Hi Andrea Noticed you are working with ninth graders I looked over some resources but found many that worked with functions rather than interactions for younger students Still, you might consider some of these as initial investigations to understand where your students are in their understanding http://learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781936137176.23'' target="_blank">http://learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781936137176.23' target="_blank">http://learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781936137176.23 The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the cellular makeup of the human body. The probe is designed to see if students recognize that the body is an organized collection of cells and not a structure or “outline” that contains or is filled in with cells. http://learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9780873552554.19'' target="_blank">http://learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9780873552554.19' target="_blank">http://learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9780873552554.19 The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about levels of organization in living organisms. The probe is designed to determine whether students recognize cells as the basic unit of both structure and function for carrying out basic life processes. You can search science net links for grade appropriate lesson too This one is for grades 3-5 http://www.sciencenetlinks.net/lessons.php?DocID=385'' target="_blank">http://www.sciencenetlinks.net/lessons.php?DocID=385' target="_blank">http://www.sciencenetlinks.net/lessons.php?DocID=385 Systems of the Human Body ? Purpose [i]To understand that there are different systems within the body and that they work independently and together to form a functioning human body. [/i]

Arlene Jurewicz-Leighton
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
42070 Activity Points

Andrea You might be able to glean some information from these web seminars. We will provide rich classroom applications for all teachers participating in The Secret of Life course through four free targeted web seminars. Dr. Eric Lander, MIT professors, and NSTA Press Authors Susan Koba, Anne Tweed, and Page Keeley will offer strategies for facilitating student understanding of challenging biological science phenomenon. They will address student pre-conceptions and provide resources to help teachers understand what is cognitively appropriate by grade level, as related to MIT’s Secret of Life subject matter. The dates for each 60-minute web seminar are below: March 13, 2013 Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life: Pedagogical Implications Orientation http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/MOOC/MIT/Orientation.aspx March 27, 2013 Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life: Pedagogical Implications Discussion 1 http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/MOOC/MIT/discussion1.aspx April 17, 2013 Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life: Pedagogical Implications Discussion 2 http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/MOOC/MIT/discussion2.asp\ Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life: Pedagogical Implications Discussion 3 http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/MOOC/MIT/discussion3.aspx Learn more: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/events/mit.aspx.

Arlene Jurewicz-Leighton
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
42070 Activity Points

I am registered for these but they all fall after I am teaching my bod systems unit.

Andrea Gouldy
Andrea Gouldy
2695 Activity Points

Hi Andrea,
This lesson plan might be of interest to you:
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Carolyn Mohr
Carolyn Mohr
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