Unit 3 Body Systems

OVERVIEW: These tasks are designed to compliment instruction on major body systems, encouraging students to think about the interactions between all body systems and the cells and tissues that comprise those systems. Following instruction on levels of organization students need to recognize that no one organ system can function independently to sustain the life of the organism. Students should also recognize that when illness or disease strikes one organ or system it ultimately affects the entire organism. After relevant instruction and the completion and discussion of these activities, students will achieve the desired level of understanding.


Focus Standard(s):

S7L2. Students will describe the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
c. Explain that cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, and systems into organisms.

d. Explain that tissues, organs, and organ systems serve the needs cells have for oxygen, food, and waste removal.

e. Explain the purpose of the major organ systems in the human body (i.e., digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, control, and coordination, and for protection from disease).

Supporting Standard(s):

S7L1. Students will investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

b. Classify organisms based on physical characteristics using a dichotomous key of the six kingdom system (archaebacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals).