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					                              BIOLOGY IN ACTION
              ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY PROJECT
                                       Written by Joe Cicero
Introduction | Task | Process | Learning Advice | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion

INTRODUCTION
Have you ever wondered what the most amazing machine on earth is? Well just look in the
mirror. What is involved in the process of kicking a soccer ball? How are you able to read this?
How can you take a handful of common chemicals and make the most astounding machine on
earth?


TASK
Your task is to research an organ or organ system of the human body.

1. Gather information about your topic.
2. Record your information in a journal.
3. Construct a poster displaying, your topic.
4. Write a 4-page formal research paper about your topic.
5. Share your information with the class with an oral presentation.
6. Be prepared to discuss relationships with other systems and problems associated with your
topic.




PROCESS
Visits the links in the Resources section of this Web Quest.

1. Place your hand in a bowl and select an organ or organ system of the human body.
2. Gather information about your topic including:

      An introduction to your topic.
      Location, size and tissue composition of your topic.
      Detailed function of your organ or organ system.
      Relationship with other systems.
      Problems associated with your organ or organ system.
      How to avoid problems with you organ system.
LEARNING ADVICE
Don’t hurry when researching your organ or organ system. Use a research journal to write
summaries of all your sources. You may also print out the data and read it later. Feel free to use
the INSERT method when reading the material.


RESOURCES
Use these sites to research your topic:

   http://www.ncsu.edu/sciencejunction/terminal/imse/lowres/1/anatomy.htm
   http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~acarpi/NSC/14-anatomy.htm
   http://biology.about.com/od/humananatomybiology/Human_Anatomy_Biology.htm
   http://www.pitt.edu/~poole/secedAnatomy.html
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circulatory_system
   http://www.scientificpsychic.com/workbook/chapter2.htm
   http://www.uh.edu/sibs/tutorial/ap1.htm
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGklllQAFGHxYARl1XNyoA?p=central+nervous+
    ++system&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu98qPwFGMKwAUjJXNyoA?p=endocrine+syste
    m&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu43QPAFGliwAGw9XNyoA?p=integumentary+s
    ystem&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGklllQAFGHxYARl1XNyoA?p=male+reproductiv
    e+system&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu8kGQQFG7j8BL1VXNyoA?p=sence+organs+ey
    e&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu.ZxSAFGiOsAWI5XNyoA?p=sence+organs+tou
    nge&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu.QMQAFGJHwABFNXNyoA?p=urinary++syste
    m&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu.IXRwFGRGMBy8pXNyoA?p=sence+organs+n
    ose&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu8kGQQFG7j8BL1VXNyoA?p=sence+organs+ea
    r&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu5BlPwFGPC8BC31XNyoA?p=respiration+syste
    m&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGkjdCPQFGNxMBOthXNyoA?p=lymphatic+syste
    m&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGkjhDPwFGKkAAfa5XNyoA?p=digestive+system
    &ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGki2iPAFGVScA6XRXNyoA?p=circulatory+syste
    m&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGklqUSAFGD1MA_0RXNyoA?p=brain&ei=UTF-
    8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu7Y0QAFGEV4AgzBXNyoA?p=autonomic+nerv
    ous+++system&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt
   http://biology.about.com/od/humananatomybiology/Human_Anatomy_Biology.htm
                   EVALUATION
                   This rubric will be used to grade your project. Use the following criteria as you write your paper,
                   create your poster, and prepare for your presentation. Your grade is in your hands.

                                                 PROJECT RUBRIC



                           8 - 10                             5-7                             2–4                      0-1
              4+ Pages                        3-4 pages                       2-3 pages                       Less than 2 pages
              Formal research paper           Formal research paper           Formal research paper           Description of
              9+ sources for                  8-9 sources for                 5 or less sources               your organ
               bibliography                   bibliography                    At least 3 of the
   Paper      Paper includes:                 At least 5 of the                Information asked for:
              a-Introduction to the topic.     Information asked for:         a-Introduction to the topic.
              b-Location, size and tissue     a-Introduction to the topic.    b-Location, size and tissue
              composition of your topic.      b-Location, size and tissue     composition of your topic.
              c-Detailed function of your     composition of your topic.      c-Detailed function of your
               organ or organ system.         c-Detailed function of your      organ or organ system.
              d- Relationship with other      organ or organ system.          d- Relationship with other
               organ systems.                 d- Relationship with other       organ systems.
              e-Problems associated with       organ systems.                 e-Problems associated with
               your topic and how to avoid    e-Problems associated with       your topic and how to avoid
               them.                          your topic and how to avoid      them.
              f-Closure                       them.                           f-Closure
                                              f-Closure
             3 journal entries a week         Less than 3 entries a week      3+ missing journal checks       6 or less sources
              Checked every Mon. & Fri.       1 to 2 missing journal checks   More than 3 checks with less    Many missing journal
             Includes number of entries       Incomplete entries               than 3 entries a week           checks
             a-date of entry                  1 to 2 late journal checks      Incomplete entries              Incomplete or missing
  Journal    b-bibliography of entry          3 to 5 sources missing          Less than half of the sources    entries
             c-summary of entry                                                needed                         50% to 75% entries
             d-all on time                                                    50% or more entries late         late
             e-thorough summaries
             *all entries on time
             *correct number of sources
             Professional presentation        Interesting presentation        A presentation of your topic    Get up and talk about
                           (prepared)         Use of poster (incomplete)                     (YAWN)            your topic
Presentation Use of note cards                A good presentation that        No poster                       (Little or no
             Use of poster (complete)          covers most of the material                                     preparation)
             A superior demonstration
              that covers all the material
CONCLUSION
Discuss as a class “What life choices we can make to prevent problems with our health”.

				
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