Monday, October 19, 2009

Science Brochure

It is that time of the year again.... Human Organ System Travel Brochure...

The assignment was handed out today, and tomorrow I will be sending home an informational parent letter home. Below you will find the assignment .... please take the time to read it over and feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

Travel Brochure of the Human Body Systems


Your team of 4 or 5 at the Duodenum Dynamics Ad Agency have been hired as a travel consultant to design a luxury tour through the Human Body Systems. Before you can collect your fee from the Anatomy Travel Bureau, you must produce a brochure. The owner of the travel bureau, Mr. Seymore Sphincter, has informed you that in order to win the contract you must highlight the trendy spots, the exciting activities, and the imports and exports of the areas. For insurance considerations, you must also discreetly mention any possible dangers or special precautions that tourists might encounter in visiting these systems. Your world body tour will focus mostly on visits to the following systems: (1) Digestive, (2) Respiratory, (3) Circulatory (4) Excretory. You need to briefly mention “driving by” the following systems on your tour: skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, immune system, integumentary system, endocrine system, and reproductive system

Format

There will be 5 sections, plus the cover.

The key feature is to give an overall sense of the organization and function of each of the 4 main systems. You may use drawings, computer graphics, pictures from magazines, journals, or books to help in your advertisement of each system. Whenever possible, type all written parts of brochure. Let your imagination run WILD!

SUGGESTIONS
Add graphics, cartoons, diagrams etc, at bottom of pages to add to your explanations.
Part 1) The Human Body
Check in: 10/26/09

1) Locate and label the organ systems and its functions on a diagram.

2) Explain (2-3 sentences) what the functions of the skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, immune system, integumentary system, endocrine system, and reproductive system are.

VOCABULARY WORDS TO BE INCLUDED IN PAMPHLET

skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, immune system, integumentary system, endocrine system, and reproductive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, excretory system, digestive system
Part 2) The Digestive System
Check in: 11/02/09
1) List the parts of the digestive system and give their functions.

2) Explain the steps of digestion with a diagram.

3) Explain how food is broken down further.

4) Describe the structure of the villi.

5) Describe the parts of a large intestine.

VOCABULARY WORDS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PAMPHLET:

digestion, esophagus, stomach, tongue, mouth, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, small intestines, villi, large intestines, pharynx
Part 3) Respiratory System

Check in: 11/09/2009
1) Identify the parts of the respiratory system and what they do.

2) Explain the function of the diaphragm in the breathing process.

3) Describe what happens between the alveoli and the capillaries.

VOCABULARY WORDS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PAMPHLET:

respiration, nose, mouth, lungs, diaphragm, alveoli, bronchi, trachea, throat, epiglottis, diffusion, capillary, exhale, inhale
Part 4) The Circulatory System
Check in: 11/16/2009
1) List the functions (jobs) of the human circulatory system.

2) Locate and label the parts of a heart on a diagram.

3) Compare the right side of the heart with the left side.

4) Explain how blood and blood vessels work? .(red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma)

5) Explain how the circulatory and respiratory systems work together.

VOCABULARY WORDS TO BE INCLUDED IN PAMPHLET

circulation, vein, artery, heart, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma

When labeling the heart use make sure to include these parts : pulmonary artery, pulmonary veins, left atrium, left ventricle, interior vena cava, right ventricle, heart valve, pericardium, right atrium, superior vena cava, aorta
Part 5) The Excretory System

Due date : 11/23/2009
1) Describe what the excretory system does.

2) Describe the function of the skin, kidneys, lungs and liver in the excretory process (hint: urinary system and integumentary system).

3) Describe the function of the kidney and its parts.

4) Explain how the nephron works.

5) Explain how your body filters blood.

6) Explain how your body eliminates waste.

7) Explain what dialysis is.

VOCABULARY WORDS TO BE INCLUDED IN PAMPHLET
excretion, urinary system, kidney, liver, ureters, bladder, urethra, urine, nephron
Kidney parts: renal artery, renal vein, ureter

4 comments:

  1. Thank you! This information is very useful for parents to support the science project.

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  2. Nice post - digestive system pictures ..Keep Posting


    Ron
    digestive system pictures

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  3. Nice post - muscular system pictures ..Keep Posting


    Ron
    muscular system pictures

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  4. Nice post - skeletal system pictures ..Keep Posting


    Ron
    skeletal system pictures

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