Body Systems Project Grade 8 Ms. Johnson Evangeline Middle School
Body Systems Project Specific Curriculum Outcomes assessed by this project: Work cooperatively with team members to develop and carry out a plan and troubleshoot problems as they arise. Relate the needs and functions of various cells and organs to the needs and functions of the human organism as a whole Explain structural and functional relationships between and among cells, tissues, organs and systems in the human body Describe the basic factors that affect the functions and efficiency of the human respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems Describe examples of the interdependence of various systems of the human body.
Group WorkChoose one body system and create a life size 2 dimensional poster that meets the following criteria: Show all of the organs that are a part of the Describe how the system functions body system Flow chart or Organs are in proportion to the body Paragraph Labeled Colored appropriately (example: arteries Choose one (1) of the following to include on the are red and veins are blue) poster: Functions of organs are stated in point Trivia fact form Common ailment/disease of the body system Medical breakthroughs List the cells and tissues that make up the Other (see Mrs. J for okay) MAJOR organ of the body system Circulatory system – heart Digestive system – stomach or small intestine Excretory system – kidney Nervous system – brain Respiratory system – lung
Individual Work Heart walk You must complete the following: Use the provided outline of the heart to practice. Fill in the blanks for all body systems (5 pages) Pretend you are a red blood cell moving through the circulatory system. As you Human Body System Chart for all 5 walk through the chalk outline on the body systems pavement, be able to describe what is happening to you and where your headed and why. Choose ONE (1) of the following: You must use proper vocabulary (parts of the heart) Comic Life Story Board Healthy Diet and Fitness Brochure trace the path of a RED BLOOD cell through the circulatory system Design and create a brochure to focus on how diet and fitness are important to the or healthy functioning of the digestive and circulatory systems trace the path of FOOD through the digestive system * include citation of sources used * include citation of sources used