Grade Level: High School
Discipline: Anatomy & Physiology; Homeostasis, Body Systems
Standards: Florida State Standards: Life Sciences
Standard 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
A. Cells have characteristic structures and functions that make them distinctive.
B. Processes in a cell can be classified broadly as growth, maintenance, reproduction, and homeostasis.
C. Life can be organized in a functional and structural hierarchy ranging from cells to the biosphere.
D. Most multicellular organisms are composed of organ systems whose structures reflect their particular function.
NGSS HS.Structure and Function:
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific
functions within multicellular organisms.
HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
They’re back and better than ever! The League of Homeostasis has returned to protect humans everywhere from the evil plots of V.I.R.U.S. (Vile, Icky, Really Uncool Sicknesses). Your job is to provide publicity posters to educate the general public about the members of both groups. You must design the hero AND Arch-enemy for a specific body system of your choice.
You must create TWO original characters and a story line event in which they battle it out.
Your characters should reflect the physiologic impact that your system has on the body as a whole — in other words, how it maintains (or breaks) homeostasis. That means you need to focus on function, more than structure!
Learn more by downloading the activity plan above.
Curriculum Mastery® Science Flip Charts
Colorful pictures, explanatory text, and a writable/erasable surface make these activity charts ideal for class work, group work, and individual student study.
GSR/Temp 2X Biofeedback System
This device correlates the relationship of stress to galvanic skin resistance (GSR), which is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. It translates tiny tension-related changes in your skin pores into a measurable signal that can be seen on a meter, or heard with earphones.
See-Through Sally™ Anatomy Chart Set
See-Through Sally™ provides a memorable visual aid for teaching human anatomy. This set consists of 12 spiral-bound anatomy charts, each representing a different area of the body, mounted on a rigid metal frame and floor stand.