IN COLLECTION
Introduction:
 

  • Did you know that a newborn baby has more bones than a fully grown adult?
  • Did you know that your heart creates enough pressure with each beat to squirt blood 30 feet?
  • Did you know that you get a new stomach lining about every 3 to 4 hours?
  • Did you know that the surface are of a human lung is equal to a tennis court?
  • Did you know that you could remove a large part of your internal organs and still survive?
  • Did you know that during your lifetime you will produce enough saliva to fill 2 average size swimming pools?
  • Did you know that you acquire your own unique fingerprints at about 3 months after conception?
  • Did you know that every human alive has spent a half hour as a single cell?
  • Did you know that you can survive longer without food than without sleep?

These are just a few cool facts about the human body. Human bodies are the most complicated and the most efficiently working machines on earth. There are many things about the human body that scientists still wonder about and cannot explain with complete certainty. Nevertheless, there are many things that we do know about the human body. Those things are very important and significant.

So exactly how does the human body function?


 

The Task:
 

In this unit, we are going to focus on eight human body systems. We are going to study and research a specific system in groups and create sections of an online Wiki. These Wiki entires will be combined together with entires from other groups to correspond and create an online WIKI that explains the human body and the way that each system works. We will create an informative and fun WIKI as a way for people to learn about the human body systems since this WIKI will be accessible to anyone on the web researching this topic.
 

The Process:
 

Process:

1. Get Together ! You will be placed into groups of 3 or 4, each group will be assigned a specific system of the body.

2. Brainstorm! Visit the designated links for your specific body system to become more knowledgeable in your particular field. As a quick reference, you can always use your textbook.

3. Create! Use the knowledge you have gained from these links to create a Wiki that will help other students learn about the systems of the body.

Parts of the Wiki should include:

A. The major function(s) of the system.

B. The parts of the body that are involved in this system.

C. Include one picture of the system in the Wiki that has labels of the major parts of the system.

D. List three or more major ailments associated with this system.

E. Search the net to find one website that is not provided to you that promotes further learning about your body system, and include a link in your Wiki .

4. What’s it all about?

A. Create a short quiz containing three multiple choice and/or true and false questions that quiz readers of your Wiki entry on the main points they should have learned about the body system.

Note: Spelling and grammar are included in your grading. Refer to the rubric on this assignment to see how you will be evaluated.


 


 


 

1. Skeletal System

1. Visit the following sites.

A. Check it out! This website gives a basic introduction to the skeletal system.

B. Click here.. This site provides more information about the skeletal system. Make sure to click on the link to the skeleton diagram to become familiar with the names of the major bones in our bodies. Also, check out the quizzes on this site to see how well your team can complete them.

C. Look at the links at the top of this page to briefly overview some of the problems that can develop involving the skeletal system.

D. Work together to identify all the bones in this skeletal system quiz.

2. Now you are ready to create your Wiki to show what you have learned about the skeletal system and what information you can share with others. Make sure to reference the overall guidelines of this assignment and include all required information. After creating the Wiki, you will design a three question quiz for others to take to make sure that they understand the main ideas that are included in your Wiki page. You may also want to reference the rubric for this assignment to make sure all required elements are present.


 

2. The Digestive System

1. Visit the following sites:

A. Check it out! This website gives a basic introduction to the digestive system.

B. Click here.. This site will take you through the journey of food through your digestive tract.

C. This link provides even more information about the digestive system. Common ailments of the digestive system are enumerated starting on page three of this article.

D. Play this digestive system game to see if your group can correctly identify these elements of the digestive system.

2. Now you are ready to create your Wiki to show what you have learned about the digestive system and what information you can share with others. Make sure to reference the overall guidelines of this assignment and include all required information. After creating the Wiki, you will design a three question quiz for others to take to make sure that they understand the main ideas that are included in your Wiki page. You may also want to reference the rubric for this assignment to make sure all required elements are present.


 

3. The Muscular System

1. Visit the following sites:

A. Check it out! This website gives a basic introduction to the muscular system.

B. Click here.. This site provides some interesting facts about the muscular system.

C. This site provides in-depth information about the muscular system. Scroll down about ¾ of the page and focus on the subsection entitled “Ailments: What can go wrong with the muscular system” for some examples of common ailments.

D. Work with you group to complete this short quiz on the muscular system.

2. Now you are ready to create your Wiki to show what you have learned about the muscular system and what information you can share with others. Make sure to reference the overall guidelines of this assignment and include all required information. After creating the Wiki, you will design a three question quiz for others to take to make sure that they understand the main ideas that are included in your Wiki page. You may also want to reference the rubric for this assignment to make sure all required elements are present.


 

4. The Lymphatic System

1. Visit the following sites:

A. Check it out! This site provides a great amount of information about the lymphatic system.

B. Click here.. This site provides a user friendly introduction the the lymphatic system.

C. This site provides in-depth information about the lymphatic system. Scroll down about ¾ of the page and focus on the subsection entitled “Ailments: What can go wrong with the lymphatic system” for some examples of common ailments.

D. Collaborate with your group to see how well you can do on this lymphatic system quiz.

2. Now you are ready to create your Wiki to show what you have learned about the lymphatic system and what information you can share with others. Make sure to reference the overall guidelines of this assignment and include all required information. After creating the Wiki, you will design a three question quiz for others to take to make sure that they understand the main ideas that are included in your Wiki page. You may also want to reference the rubric for this assignment to make sure all required elements are present.


 

5. The Endocrine System

1. Visit the following sites:

A. Check it out! This website gives a basic introduction to the endocrine system.

B. Click here.. This site provides some interesting information about the endocrine system.

C. This link provides even more information about the endocrine system. Common ailments of the endocrine system are enumerated starting on page five of this article.

D. Now, work with your group to see how well you can do on this endocrine system game.

2. Now you are ready to create your Wiki to show what you have learned about the endocrine system and what information you can share with others. Make sure to reference the overall guidelines of this assignment and include all required information. After creating the Wiki, you will design a three question quiz for others to take to make sure that they understand the main ideas that are included in your Wiki page. You may also want to reference the rubric for this assignment to make sure all required elements are present.


 

6. The Nervous System

1. Visit the following sites:

A. Check it out! This website gives a basic introduction to the nervous system.

B. Click here.. This site provides some interesting information about the nervous system.

C. This site provides in-depth information about the nervous system. Scroll down about ¾ of the page and focus on the subsection entitled “Ailments: What can go wrong with the nervous system” for some examples of common ailments.

D. Take a shot at this power point game of nervous system jeopardy to test your group’s knowledge of the nervous system.

2. Now you are ready to create your Wiki to show what you have learned about the nervous system and what information you can share with others. Make sure to reference the overall guidelines of this assignment and include all required information. After creating the Wiki, you will design a three question quiz for others to take to make sure that they understand the main ideas that are included in your Wiki page. You may also want to reference the rubric for this assignment to make sure all required elements are present.


 

7. The Cardiovascular System

1. Visit the following sites:

A. Check it out! This site gives a basic introduction to the cardiovascular system.

B. Click here.. This site provides some interesting information about the cardiovascular system.

C. This site provides in-depth information about the cardiovascular system. Scroll down about ¾ of the page and focus on the subsection entitled “Ailments: What can go wrong with the cardiovascular system” for some examples of common ailments.

D. Now, work with your group to see how well you can do on this circulatory system quiz.

2. Now you are ready to create your Wiki to show what you have learned about the cardiovascular system and what information you can share with others. Make sure to reference the overall guidelines of this assignment and include all required information. After creating the Wiki, you will design a three question quiz for others to take to make sure that they understand the main ideas that are included in your Wiki page. You may also want to reference the rubric for this assignment to make sure all required elements are present.


 

8. The Reproductive System

1. Visit the following sites:

A. Check it out! This site gives a basic introduction to the reproductive system.

B. Click here.. Even more information about the reproductive system can be accessed here.

C. This site provides in-depth information about the reproductive system. Scroll down about ¾ of the page and focus on the subsection entitled “Ailments: What can go wrong with the reproductive system” for some examples of common ailments.

D. Now, work with your group to see how well you can do in this game of reproductive system jeopardy.

2. Now you are ready to create your Wiki to show what you have learned about the reproductive system and what information you can share with others. Make sure to reference the overall guidelines of this assignment and include all required information. After creating the Wiki, you will design a three question quiz for others to take to make sure that they understand the main ideas that are included in your Wiki page. You may also want to reference the rubric for this assignment to make sure all required elements are present.


 

Evaluation:
 

 BeginningDevelopingAccomplishedExemplary
 Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting a beginning level of performance.Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting development and movement toward mastery.Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting mastery.Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting the highest level of performance.
Stated Objective or Performance    
Stated Objective or Performance    
Stated Objective or Performance    

 

Conclusion:
 

Congratulations!

You have successfully created a Wiki!
Your Wiki will provide others with information about the systems of the body.
Pass your information on to other classmates and family members, so that you can spread the knowledge you have acquired about the systems of the body!

 

Credits & References:
 

Credits and References

Thank you to all of the sources that provided the resources to help make this WebQuest!

Special thanks is due to:

- www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/biology/humananatomy/skeletal/skeletalsystem.html

- Hillendale Health hes.ucfsd.org/gclaypo/skelweb/skel01.html

- hes.ucfsd.org/gclaypo/hotpot/circulat/circuchp.htm

- Medline Plus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bonediseases.html

- ABC ya www.abcya.com/skeletal_system.htm

- Thinkquest. library.thinkquest.org/11965/html/cyber-anatomy_systems.html

- Discovery Kids - Your Gross and Cool Body yucky.discovery.com/flash/body/index.html

- Kid's Health kidshealth.org/parent/general/body_basics/digestive.html

- kidshealth.org/parent/general/body_basics/endocrine.html

- msjensen.cehd.umn.edu/Webanatomy/timed/31.htm

- Free Health Encyclopedia.

- Body by Design V1 www.faqs.org/health/Body-by-Design-V1/index.html

- Body by Design V2 www.faqs.org/health/Body-by-Design-V2/index.html

- www.e-learningforkids.org/Courses/Liquid_Animation/Body_Parts/Muscles/index.html

- www.gorhams.dk/html/the_lymphatic_system.html

- Cancer Research UK www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp

- Better Health Channel www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Quiz_Do_you_understand_the_lymphatic_system

- Purpose Games www.purposegames.com/game/2588

- faculty.washington.edu/chudler/jeopardy.html

- www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookREPROD.html

- msjensen.cehd.umn.edu/webanatomy/GAME/Reproductive.htm


 

Standards:
 

ISTE-NETS-.3.C> apply technology to develop students' higher order skills and creativity.ISTE-NETS-.4.A> apply technology in assessing student learning of subject matter knowledge and skills using a variety of assessment techniques.ISTE-NETS-.5.D> use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community to nurture student learning.PA.SCI.3.1.10.A.1>--- Identify the function of subsystems within a larger system (e.g., role of thermostat in an engine, pressure switch).PA.SCI.3.6.10.B.4>--- Illustrate an understanding of a computer network system by modeling, constructing or assembling its components.

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