The Human Body

Organ Systems in Health and Disease

Biology Quarter 4  Project                                                                                                   Due Date: 5/15/2013


Introduction 

   We will be studying Human Biology in Health and Disease in class during the fourth quarter. This project complements our fourth quarter textbook studies. Organ systems we will examine in depth include:

  1. The Skeletal system
  2. The Muscular system
  3. Joints (tendons, ligaments & cartilage)
  4. The Lungs
  5. The Heart
  6. Blood and Circulation
  7. Digestion, Stomach, Intestines
  8. The Liver
  9. The Kidneys
  10. The Baby in the Womb
  11. The Teeth
  12. The Skin and Touch
  13. The Eyes and Seeing
  14. The Ears and Hearing
  15. Smell and Taste
  16. The Nervous System
  17. The Brain
  18. The Immune System

   Students may choose one of these organs for their project or if you have an alternative suitable topic suggestion check with me first.

Objective

The project consists of three parts: 

I   Students will research, design and build a human body part model.

II  Students will make a poster board about their organ in health and disease containing the material outlined in the grading rubric below.

III Students will make a presentation to the class utilizing their model, poster board and any other visual aids they choose.


 Grading Rubric

   ‘A’ 

   •  Model is carefully designed, built and labeled. It accurately resembles the human body part on which it is based.  

  • Poster board contains a diagram of the human body part in health and disease (one page) drawn to scale and clearly labeled.

   Comparative analysis is included. Organ appearance, morphology and function are compared and contrasted for healthy and disease states. 

    A journal (one or two pages) is included detailing which body part was chosen and why and explaining how disease process  

    Inventory (half page) is included that lists and costs all components used in the model. Total cost is calculated.

  •  Size of model and size of the actual body part are included and calculations to convert from one to the other in scale are shown. All measurements must be provided in metric (SI) units only. 

  •  Self-assessment (half page) is included which summarizes what the student learned, honestly discusses the deficiencies and strengths of the student project (model and report) and grades the assignment.

   •  Resources and bibliography are included. People, books, websites and other sources are fully acknowledged.


‘B’ 

   •  Model somewhat resembles the human body part on which it is based.

   •  Diagram is included but is not clearly labeled.

     Comparative analysis is included.

     Journal is included but lacks pertinent information.

     Inventory is incomplete.  

   •  Self-assessment lacks one or more components.

   •  Sources are not fully acknowledged.


‘C’

   •  Model barely resembles the human body part on which it is based.

   •  Diagram is either not included or poorly drawn and labeled. 

     Comparative analysis is included but lacks information.

     Journal is included but lacks several components.

     Inventory is incomplete or missing. 

   •  Self-assessment is included but is substantially incomplete or inaccurate.

   •  Sources are not adequately acknowledged.


‘D’ 

   •  Model looks nothing like the human body part on which it is based.

   •  Model was made in less than 60 minutes. 

   •  Diagram is not included.

     Journal is substantially deficient.

     Inventory is missing. 

   •  Self-assessment is included but is substantially incomplete or inaccurate.

   •  Sources are not acknowledged.


‘F’

   •  No serious attempt to build a model was made. 

   •  No diagram exists.

     Journal and are missing. 

   •  Self-assessment is missing.

   •  Sources are not acknowledged.


© Sean Wilmot 2012