Faye Gottlieb Cascio
South Lakes High School
Your team of 4 or 5 at the Duodenum Dynamics Ad Agency have been hired as a travel consultant to design a luxury tour through the Human Body Systems. Before you can collect your fee from the Anatomy Travel Bureau, you must produce a brochure. The owner of the travel bureau, Mr. Seymore Sphincter, has informed you that in order to win the contract you must highlight the trendy spots, the exciting activities, and the imports and exports of the areas. For insurance considerations, you must also discreetly mention any possible dangers or special precautions that tourists might encounter in visiting these systems. Your world body tour should include visits to the following systems: (1) Digestive, (2) Respiratory, (3) Skeletal, (4) Muscle, (5) Nervous, (6) Excretory, (7) Circulatory, and (8) Immune.
26" X 32" chart paper folded into 8 sections (16 front and back).
16 pieces of poster board measuring 8" X 13" should be pasted to each section.
7 systems will have 2 sections each, 1 system will have 1 section, and the cover will be the remaining section.
The key feature is to give an overall sense of the organization and function of each of the 8 systems. You may use drawings, computer graphics, photographs of actual organs, pictures from magazines, journals, or books to help in your advertisement of each system. Whenever possible, type all written parts of brochure. Let your imagination run WILD!
Each group will orally present its brochure to the class, and we will vote on which team gets the contract.
Pick a system and make a working model to demonstrate the system's function.
Biology Tour of Human Systems Rubric
FOUR POINT ASSESSMENT
1= the element described is missing
2= the element is present, but does not meet standard described
3= the element is present and meets standard, but needs some revision or improvement
4= the element is present and meets or exceeds the standard and no revision is recommended
1 2 3 4 Information presented is accurate, factual, and relevant to the specific topic
1 2 3 4 Research is in-depth and covers all systems and required topic areas
1 2 3 4 Time, energy, effort, enthusiasm, and group commitment to the project are evident
1 2 3 4 Project shows mastery of structure and function of human systems
1 2 3 4 Interrelationships between systems are clearly depicted and explained
Travel Brochure 30%
1 2 3 4 Travel brochure is neat and shows thought and effort
1 2 3 4 Travel brochure clearly illustrates all structures, functions, and risks associated with travel to each system
1 2 3 4 Travel brochure exhibits creativity
Oral presentation 10%
1 2 3 4 Presentation is smooth and shows evidence of preparation
Peer and Self Evaluation 10%
1 2 3 4 Evaluations show thought and effort
Self And Peer Assessment
Please assess everyone in your group including yourself. This assessment should take into consideration cooperation and effort over the entire time allotted for completion of your project. Indicate the tasks performed by each group member and estimate the amount (%) of the total project which each member completed. Remember, the sum of the % should equal 100 %.
Specific Project Tasks
% of Total Effort
Group Grade- Indicate the grade which you feel your group has earned. Briefly describe the reasoning for the group grade.
Group Grade _________ Remarks:
The Immune System
Describe the function of the immune system.
Explain how the skin functions as a defense against disease.
Distinguish between a specific and nonspecific response.
Describe the actions of B cells and T cells in an immune response.
Describe the relationship between vaccination and immunity.
Describe what happens in an allergic response.
Describe at least one immune disorders.
Explain (diagram) the antigen-antibody reaction.
VOCABULARY TO INCLUDE IN PAMPHLET:
Immunology, antigen, antibody, lymphocyte, leukocyte, thymus gland, bone marrow, B-cell, T-cell, macrophage, vaccine, antibiotic, inflammatory response, immune response, antihistamine, autoimmune disease, fever, helper T cell, pathogen, killer T cells, interferon
Add graphics, cartoons, diagrams etc, at bottom of page to supplement above instructions.
Describe the basic structure and function of the nervous system.
Describe the structure of a neuron and explain how it operates. (Diagram)
List the parts and discuss the function of the Central Nervous System (CNS). Discuss the structure and control centers of the brain.
Describe the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS), including the Autonomic branch (involuntary) and the Somatic branch (voluntary). In your discussion of the Autonomic system, distinguish between the Sympathetic branch and the Parasympathetic branch.
Explain how a nerve impulse travels
Explain what occurs during the reflex arc. (Diagram)