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Unit 2: Homeostasis Roadmap

Standard Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide
LS1-2 specific functions within multicellular organisms.
Standard Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

Content/The Science Learning Targets

 I can explain the hierarchical organization of living things.
 I can list and provide general function for different organs and organ systems.
 I can classify examples as positive and negative feedback.
 I can identify the set point, response, stimulus, and type of feedback, given a novel situation.
 I can construct a model showing how the body responds to an external stimulus.

Performance Indicator Emerging (6) Progressing (7) Meets (8) Exemplary (9-10)

3b The student can The student can The student can The student can ANALYZE The student can ANALYZE
ANALYZE cause and IDENTIFY cause GENERALIZE cause and cause and effect and EXPLAIN cause and
effect relationships to and effect effect relationships to relationships to EXPLAIN effect relationships to
EXPLAIN outcomes in relationships in explain outcomes in outcomes in complex, outcomes in complex,
complex, natural, and complex, natural, complex, natural, and natural, and designed natural, and designed
designed systems. and designed designed systems. systems. systems, and make
systems. PREDICTIONS for
outcomes in novel

4b The student can The student can The students can The student can The student can
orders of magnitude orders of appropriate orders of magnitude to understand correct orders of
to understand how magnitude, but does magnitude to how models at one scale magnitude to explain how
models at one scale NOT understand understand how models relates to a model at models at one scale
relates to a model at how models at one at one scale relates to a another scale. relates to a model at
another scale. scale relates to a model at a another scale another scale WITH

5a The student can The student can The student can The student can The student can
USE a model to USE the flow of the correct model that models to simulate the model to simulate the
simulate the flow of energy, matter, and illustrates the flow of flow of energy, matter, flow of energy, matter,
energy, matter, and interactions within energy, matter, and and interactions within and interactions within
interactions within a scale with major interactions within and and between systems at and between systems and
and between systems errors. between systems and different scales. different scales that
at different scales. different scales with exhibits exceptional
minor errors. understanding of the
concepts to support

8b The student can The students can The student can The student can The student can EXPLAIN
identify and explain IDENTIFY systems IDENTIFY and EXPLAIN IDENTIFY AND EXPLAIN IN DETAIL positive and
that some changes as either negative negative and positive that some changes are negative feedback in
are irreversible and and positive feedback systems and irreversible and that systems and JUSTIFY that
that negative feedback and PREDICT the outcome of negative feedback can negative feedback can
feedback can stabilize DEFINE both. positive and negative stabilize a system while stabilize a system while
a system while feedback on a system. positive feedback can positive feedback can
positive feedback can destabilize a system. destabilize a system.
destabilize a system.
Scientific Practice/The Skill
 Develop and Use a Model
Scoring Emerging Progressing Meets Exemplary
6 7 8 9-10
Design of the model Design of the model Design of the model Design of the model
Develop includes major errors or includes minor errors or supports explanation. exhibits exceptional
A omissions. omissions. understanding of the
Model concepts to support
Evaluation contains major Evaluation contains minor Evaluation includes Evaluation thoroughly
errors or omissions. errors or omissions. accuracies and limitations. describes how the model
is accurate and explains it
Use Recommendations are Includes some ideas/ Includes several specific limitations.
a vague, nonspecific, and recommendations for recommendations for
Model show little understanding of revision. revision. Recommendations are
the purpose of models. specific, purposeful, and
would add to the
usefulness of the model.

The Final Product:

How does your body maintain homeostasis? After researching and gathering information about the body
and homeostasis, DEVELOP A MODEL in which you SHOW how the human body maintains homeostasis
after an external stimulus. Your model must identify and include the following:
 interactions between two or more body systems at the different hierarchical levels
(cells/tissues/organs/organ systems/etc)
 feedback type (positive or negative)
 set point
 stimulus
 response

Your model may come in many different forms. Ideas for models may include (but are not limited to):