Issues and Life
Unit B: Body Works
Scofield Magnet MS
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Activity 11: Traffic Stop
September 30, 2010
Getting Started: How does alcohol effect the human body?
Introduction: Read and summarize pg. A-4 in one sentence.
Challenge: What human body systems are effected by alcohol?
Key Words: Impaired (write into the vocab section of your binder)
Procedure: Read the play “Traffic Stop” with your team.
Activity 12: What’s Happening Inside?
October 1 4-5, 2010
Getting Started: List as many human organs as you can.
Introduction: Read and summarize pg. B-10 in 2 sentences.
Challenge: What do you know about organs and organsystems of the human body?
Key Words: cardiovascular system, cell, digestive system, excretory system, function,
muscular system, nervous system, organ, reproductive system, respiratory system, skeletal
system, structure, system (body system)
Procedure: Have you read and do you understand the procedure for part A pg. B11-B12
together? Write two sentences that describes what you will be doing.
Results: Part A: Copy questions from part A “laying it out”
Part B: Write your grouped organs in your notebook
Complete student sheet 12.1 sheet
Part C: Clay model
Part D: student sheet 12.2a and 12.2b
Analysis: Answer Analysis Questions 1,2, 5 and 6.
Reflection: What new things have you learned about the human body in this activity?
Activity 13: Living With Your Liver
October 6, 2010
Getting Started: What do you know about your liver?
Introduction: Read and summarize pg. B-15 in 2 sentences.
Challenge: How does your liver help to keep your body in balance?
Keywords: regulation/regulate, toxin
Procedure: Let’s read “Living with your Liver b16 - b18 together!
Analysis: Answer Analysis Questions 1 - 3.
Activity 14: Breakdown
October 8 and 13, 2010
Introduction: Read p B-19 and describe the difference between mechanical and
Challenge: What are the common elements of all scientific problem-solving
Key Words: chemical breakdown, mechanical breakdown, surface area
Challenge: Why is it important to chew your food?
Design an experiment on digestion and have the following in your notebook:
•Variable being tested (Indep. Variable)
•Variables we are keeping the same
Results: •Data on data chart (in notebook) from your original experiment.
Analysis: Answer Analysis
Questions 1 - 3
Activity 15: Digestion: An Absorbing Tale
October 14, 2010
Getting Started: Do question 1 on student sheet
15.1 (Burrito) on back 1/2 of page.
Introduction: Read and summarize pg. A-8 in 2
Challenge: How does your digestion system work?
Key Words: absorb (absorption), nutrients
Results: Answer “Stopping to Think” Questions 1a
and b, 2 a and b, 3 - 4 from reading .
Analysis: Answer Analysis Questions 2 an3 for HW
(discuss 4 and 6 in class)
Reflection: Question 2 and 3 student sheet 15.1
Activity 16: Support System: Bones, Joints and Muscles
October 15, 18, and 19 2010
Getting Started: Answer before questions on anticipation guide
Introduction: Read intro on pg. B28 and write two sentences
describing what we we will do in the next 2 days of science class.
Challenge: How do the structures in a chicken wing or a human
arm enable it to perform its function?
Key Words: bone, cartilage, ligament, joint, tendon, marrow,
musculoskeletal system, tendon
Procedure: Part A: Complete the reading
Part B: the dissection of the chicken wing
Results: Part A: complete analysis questions 1 - 5 pg B-37
Part B: Do steps 13 and 14 on pg B-30
Analysis: Answer Analysis Questions 1 and 2 pg. b-31
Activity 17: Gas Exchange
October 20 - 21, 2010
(oct 22 guest speaker)
Getting Started: Complete the
anticipation guide 17.1 “before”
Introduction: Read the intro on the
top of page b38 and tell me why
your respiratory system is so
Challenge: How much carbon
dioxide is in your exhaled breath?
Key Words: Indicator, Respiratory
Procedure: Have you read and do
you understand the procedure for
part A on pg. B39-B40? Write two
sentences that describe what you
will be doing.
Results: Part A results- create this chart.
Part B- ______ - number of drop it took to match the BTB control color.
Analysis: Part A- Answer Analysis Questions 1 and 2 pg. B43
Part B- Answer Analysis Questions 3 - 7 pg. B43
Reflection: If you had pneumonia, which limits your ability to take exchange oxygen, how
do you think you would feel?
CUP Initial BTB
A (control) X
B (air) X
Activity 18: The Circulation Game
October 25 - 26, 2010
Getting Started: Fill out first two columns of KWL
chart sheet 18.1
Introduction: Read pg. B-45 and discuss with
Challenge: What does the blood do as it travels
around the body?
Key Words: Cardiovascular System
Procedure: Do part A on pg B46 - B47 and discuss with your team.
Do part B on pg B48 and play or observe the game.
Analysis: Answer Analysis Questions 1 - 6.
Activity 19: Heartily Fit
October 27, 2010
Getting Started: How many times do you think your heart beats in one minute while you are
resting? (What do you think Mr. Forde’s heart rate is at rest?)
Introduction: Read intro on pg B-50 and summarize in two - three sentences.
Challenge: How can you quantitatively measure your level of fitness?
Key Words: Pulse
Procedure: Follow along on pages B51 - B52
•What do you predict your resting heart rate will be per minute? _________beats/min
•After moderate exercise what will your heart rate be per minute? _________beats/min
Use data sheet 19.1 “Pulse Data” for all additional data.
Analysis: Answer Analysis Questions 1 - 3 pg. b52 - b53. (HW q 4 pg b-53
Feel the Beat!
October 28 and 29, 2010 (Nov. 1 field trip)
Getting Started: Think of two different activities that might impact your heart
rate? (Be creative… it doesn’t have ot be exercise.)
Introduction: We will be using inquiry think sheets to design our own original
“Feel the beat” experiments!
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Challenge: What are the common elements of all scientific problem-solving methods?
Key Words: Ethics,
Procedure: Have you read and do you understand the procedure on pg.A21-A22 together?
Write two sentences that describes what you will be doing.
Results: Fill in “Notes on the Pellagra Story” sheet
Complete “Observation and Inference” sheet
Compare “Dr. Goldberger and the Traditional Scientific Method’
Analysis: Answer Analysis Questions 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b (see sheet), 4 (see sheet) 5 and 6.
Reflection: Choose two careers that interest you (police officer, nurse, teacher, scientist,
etc.) and describe the kids of problems they face in their careers and how they solve them.