This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national science education standards. On this particular page, In the Background Information for Teachers section, there are opportunities for teachers to brush up on content knowledge regarding cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and their coordination, and comparative anatomy across taxa. Also provided is information regarding modern technologies related to some organs and organ systems, such as the pump for diabetics, LASIK surgery, and artificial hearts. Other sections in this publication provide lessons and activities for students on topics of structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems as well as information about comparative anatomy and diversity. In this way, students may study body systems from two perspectives: within and between species in alignment with the diversity and adaptation aspect of the NSES Life Science Standard. In addition, new technologies associated with human body systems are explored.


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