Osmosis Jones Analogies - Name Per ___ by accinent

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									                       Osmosis Jones                                  Name ________________________________

                                                                      Period ____________
                       Human Body System Analogies
                       In the movie Osmosis Jones, the city of “Frank” represents the human body.
                       Throughout the movie there are many analogies, or comparisons, of how a city is
                       run to how the body functions internally.


Directions: Complete the following Osmosis Jones analogies.
            Then write a sentence explaining the comparison.
Example:      police officer : protects the city from criminals :: white blood cell : protects the body from pathogens
              Osmosis Jones is a police officer who is a white blood cell. He protects the body from invaders.



   1. first response team: arrives at the scene of a crime/disaster prior to the police force :: enzymes of the

      saliva “patrol”: ____________________________________________

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   2. electrical wires : transfers energy w/ electrical current :: _______________________________ :
      transfers electrical impulses to muscles

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   3. garbage men/sewage worker : pick up the trash :: ______________________________ : helps remove
      remaining food from gum line

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   4. murderer : kills people :: virus (muerte roja): _______________________________

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   5. city hall : makes decisions about the city ::brain (cerebellum) : _______________________________

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6. new housing projects : additional people :: third chin & love handles : additional _______________ cells

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7. laid off person : removed from employment :: _______________________________ : removed from
   the scalp

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8. dirty, run down neighborhood : build-up of sewage ::_______________________________ : build-up of
   undigested waste

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9. political campaign for reform : improve the city’s conditions ::dieting & exercise

   _______________________________

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10. police department : where the police force is stationed/trained :: lymph node :

   _________________________

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11. streets (freeway) : transports people throughout the city:: _______________________________:
    transports blood cells, nutrients, & wastes throughout the body

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12. airport : where people arrive and depart ::______________________________ : arrival and departure
    of ingested material

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13. sidekick (partner) : helps the police officer fight crime:: Drix (cold-capsule)

   _______________________________

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14. fire : produces heat & destroys things in its path ::_______________________________ : produces
    heat & destroys pathogens

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15. sauna : produces heat and steam :: _________________ gland in the _________________: produces
    heat and sweat

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16. donuts : jelly filled centers :: _______________________________ : pus filled centers

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17. dam : holds water in a contained area & controls its release :: mucus membrane :

   _______________________________

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18. putting the city on alert : protective/preventative measures from further danger ::

   ___________________________ : preventative measures from further infection

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19. informant (“rat”) : known criminal that notifies police of criminal activity ::________________________ :
    weakened virus allowed in body to prevent infection

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20. criminal hangouts/hideouts : where criminals are located:: ___________________________ :
common location of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungus)

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21. bus : public transportation out of a city ::bladder : ___________________________

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22. thermostat : controls the temperature of buildings ::hypothalamus : ___________________________

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