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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Name of Project:

Duration: 1 year

Body Works

Subject/Course: Physiology

Grade Level: 12th

Teacher(s): M. Penarroyo

Other subject areas to


be included, if any:

Project Idea
Summary of the issue,
challenge, investigation,
scenario, or problem:

Students will investigate how the body works and the importance of technology in understanding the well-being of each
system. Students will be provided with an abundance of opportunities to learn basic knowledge and skills in healthrelated courses.

Driving Question

1. What does the body do to maintain life?


2. How does the different body parts/systems work together?
3. How do lifestyle changes affect the proper functioning of human body systems?
4. How does technology contribute in understanding the well-being of each system?
5. What are some ethical implications of developing technology?

Content and Skills


Standards to be
addressed:

CA State Standards- Investigation & Experimentation, CA State Life standards 1b, 1h, 4e, 4f, 9a-e
CCSS ELA-Literacy RST 11-12.1, 11-12.2, 11-12.3, 11-12.7-12.10

T+A
21st Century Skills
to be explicitly taught and
assessed (T+A) or that
will be encouraged (E) by
project work, but not
taught or assessed:

Collaboration

Presentation

Critical Thinking:

T+A

Other:

Presentation Audience:

Group:
Culminating
Products and
Performances

Design own lab experiment


Scenario-based problems
Case study

Class:
x

School:
x

Community:
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Individual:

Lab reports
Tests, quizzes

Experts:

Web:

Other:

PROJECT OVERVIEW
Entry event to
launch inquiry,
engage students:
Assessments
Formative
Assessments
(During
Project)

Summative
Assessments
(End of Project)

Quizzes/Tests

Practice Presentations

Journal/Learning Log

Notes

Preliminary Plans/Outlines/Prototypes

Checklists

Rough Drafts

Concept Maps

Online Tests/Exams

Other:

Written Product(s), with rubric:

Other Product(s) or Performance(s), with rubric:

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

Oral Presentation, with rubric

Peer Evaluation

Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test

Self-Evaluation

Essay Test

Other:

Resources
Needed

Reflection

On-site people, facilities:


Equipment:

Flip camera, Photo story, digital cameras, computers, printers

Materials:

Outlines, checklists, papers, color pens & pencils, scissors, ect

Community resources:

Community Health Clinic, Experts in the field

Journal/Learning Log

Focus Group
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Methods

(Individual,
Group, and/or
Whole Class)

Whole-Class Discussion

Fishbowl Discussion

Survey

Other:

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PROJECT TEACHING AND LEARNING GUIDE


Project:

Course/Semester:
Knowledge and Skills Needed by Students
to successfully complete culminating products and
performances, and do well on summative assessments

Students will familiarize themselves with the basics of using medical terminology
including common medical prefixes, root words, and suffixes. Students will practice
combining and breaking down medical terms using pre-made cards. Students can
also choose to play a review game with the cards. The analysis will allow students to
apply the medical terminology deciphering techniques they have learned by creating
a medical story, translating a medical description, and translating an emergency room
report.
Students will learn how to identify the different types of tissues using a microscope.
An understanding of histology is important for healthcare professionals. Being able to
compare and discern normal and abnormal tissue samples is a necessity for the
diagnosis of many diseases, including cancer. The first step in recognizing tissues is
being able to identify normal histology images. This activity is an introduction to
histological tissues using posters and microscope slides OR internet-based slides.
Students also have the opportunity to learn the procedure for preparing patient tissue
samples for microscope viewing.
Students will learn about common surgical procedures and suturing techniques. The
students are part of a surgical team that conducts an appendectomy, removal of the
kneecap, a cesarean section, and open-heart surgery on a model patient.
Students will test their own salivary pH over a 24-hour period. Following the 24-hour
period, data will be collected for the class and a histogram created for data analysis.
The importance of maintaining a healthy body pH for normal bodily functions will be
discussed.
Students will design an experiment to test the cytotoxicity and/or LD50 level of
differing concentrations of sugar, salt, or ethanol (alcohol) on California blackworms.
The emphasis is on experimental design, conduction, and revision.
Station lab activity that has students investigate the organs, histology, diseases, and
characteristics of the integumentary system. Students investigate the inflammatory
response, observe the microscopic parts of their own integumentary system, and
learn how the skin is able to maintain an internal temperature when the external
temperature fluctuates.

Station lab activity that has students investigate the organs, histology, diseases, and
characteristics of the skeletal system. Students investigate the construction and
strength of long bones, how to determine height from long bone length, and how to
determine different skeletal proportions.

Scaffolding / Materials / Lessons to be Provided


by the project teacher, other teachers, experts,
mentors, community members
Medical terminology Basics

Histology lab

Surgery & Suturing technique

Body pH

Cytotoxicity

Integumentary System

The Skeletal System

Station lab activity that has students investigate the organs, histology, diseases, and
characteristics of the muscular system. Students have the opportunity to measure
muscle fatigue. Students perform a manual muscle test on a patient (partner).

The Muscular System

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P R O J E C T
Project: Body Works

Date
IntroductiontoMedicalTerminology
0307Aug.
Usinganatomicallanguage
Usinganatomicalregionsactivity
1014Aug.
BodySystemPoster
Surgery&Suturing
1721Aug.
Pathology&Autopsy
2428Aug
Mr.PotatoHeadActivity
PickleLab
Cells
31Aug04Sep
Homeostasis
07Sep
LaborDay
0811Sep04
Cytotoxicity
Tissues
1425Sep
HistologyWebquest
IntegumentarySystem
28Sep02Oct
WithinMySkinPBL
0509Oct
FALLBREAK
SkeletalSystem
1216Oct
SkeletalSystemActivities
2630Oct
OsteoporosisCaseStudy
MuscularSystem
0206Nov
MuscularSystemActivities
11Nov
VeteransDay

C A L E N D A R
Start Date: August 2015

Activity

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0913Nov
NervousSystem&Senses
1620Nov
2527Nov
2327Nov
30Nov4Dec
0711Dec

ChickenWingdissection

Dec.17

FinalExam

NervoussystemActivities
ThanksgivingBreak
CranialNervesActivities
TinglingCaseStudy
Videos:
LorenzosOil

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