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Interactions of Body Systems
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:14 PM
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?
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Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:38 AM
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
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.
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
Systems of the Human Body
[i]To understand that there are different systems within the body and that they work independently and together to form a functioning human body.
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
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Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:45 AM
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
March 27, 2013
Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life: Pedagogical Implications Discussion 1
April 17, 2013
Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life: Pedagogical Implications Discussion 2
Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life: Pedagogical Implications Discussion 3
Learn more: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/events/mit.aspx.
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:51 PM
I am registered for these but they all fall after I am teaching my bod systems unit.
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:15 PM
This lesson plan might be of interest to you:
Why Do I Crave that Cookie?
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