Life Science

This unit serves as an introduction to a course on Human Anatomy and Physiology.  It gives a brief overview of how the human organism is organized, and then introduces the body's 11 body systems.  Major anatomical terminology is presented in this unit including body regions, body planes, anatomical directions, and body cavities.  Major survival needs are discussed along with how

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All students will use classification systems to describe groups of living things; compare and contrast differences in the life cycles of living things; investigate and explain how living things obtain and use energy; and analyze how parts of living things are adapted to carry out specific functions.  

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This lesson will help students understand the differences between living and nonliving things.  Students will learn to ask 6 quesions to determine if something is alive.  Students will learn what things living things must have to survive.

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This activity can be used as an introduction to Anatomy or altered to function as an overall review. Students will work in small groups to research, model, and present the anatomy, functions, and interrelationships of the 11 body systems. 

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Students are broken into small groups to research and digitally present details related to the various components found in whole blood.

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SKELETAL SYSTEM

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Human Body Systems' Student Presentation

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Students will learn about four different environments: hot desert, coral reef, temperate forest, and tropical rainforest.

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Standard: L.HE.M.2 Reproduction: I am able to describe how traits are passed on through asexual and sexual reproduction and compare the advantages and disadvantages of both types of reproduction.

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Organization of Living Things: Cells Functions, Growth and Development- Students will learn how cells function, grow and develop.

  • L.OL.M.2 Cell Function: I am able to explain the role cells play in the survival of living organisms.

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