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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems 5E Instructional Model Plan

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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems 5E Instructional Model Plan

 

The circulatory and respiratory systems work together in a dynamic way to maintain oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the human body. Students will engage with content through the New York State Making Connections Lab. In terms of the marathon runner mystery/problem, students may think that the runner died because of a heart attack or overexertion in some way. This instruction should help them see why the evidence doesn't support that conclusion.

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Community Health Public Service Announcement (PSA) Performance Task

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Community Health Public Service Announcement (PSA) Performance Task

Which disease is the biggest issue in your community? Students write an explanation/rationale for a selected disease, and create a Public Service Announcement that educates the community about disease prevention or treatment.

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Diabetes 5E Instructional Model Plan

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Diabetes 5E Instructional Model Plan

In this 5E sequence, students learn that diabetes is a failure of homeostasis and explore the multiple causes behind the rise in type II diabetes and how some diseases (e.g. diabetes, cancer) have a complex epidemiology.

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Disease & Disruption of Homeostasis Unit Plan

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Disease & Disruption of Homeostasis Unit Plan

The incidence of disease at different point in history, and in different communities, is affected by lifestyle, access to healthy infrastructure, emerging pathogens, and new treatments. In this unit students will explore both the disappearance of certain diseases thanks to antibiotics and vaccines (strep and polio for example), and the emergence or growth of other diseases (such as asthma and diabetes). As a part of this unit, students may review cellular processes such as cell division. Accessing data from maps, graphs, and other non-print texts and using that data to draw conclusions and ask further questions is a key component to this unit.

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Glucose Regulation in Humans 5E Instructional Model Plan

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Glucose Regulation in Humans 5E Instructional Model Plan

Because the endocrine system is involved in the regulation of blood glucose, through the hormones insulin and glucagon, this is a slightly more complex topic than thermoregulation. Also, students may know of insulin as part of the treatment for diabetes. In this unit, however, we are only looking at insulin in terms of its role in maintaining homeostasis. The disruption of homeostasis in diabetics comes up in the next unit.

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Homeostasis in Human Body Systems Unit Plan

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Homeostasis in Human Body Systems Unit Plan

Humans are complex organisms that maintain a narrow set of internal conditions through a system of feedback and communication mechanisms between multiple organ systems. In this unit, students will explore how body systems interact to effectively monitor and respond to both internal and external environmental changes. Students complete both Making Connections (a New York State required lab) and a human thermoregulation laboratory, both of which focus on skills of experimental design.

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Human Thermoregulation 5E Instructional Model Plan

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Human Thermoregulation 5E Instructional Model Plan

One example of homeostasis in humans is thermoregulation?the maintenance of core body temperature within a narrow range. Many mechanisms exist in the human body to make it possible for temperature to stay within a narrow range, close to 98.6oF; very high and very low temperatures indicate a disruption in homeostasis.

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Marathon Runner Problem Performance Task

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Marathon Runner Problem Performance Task

In this performance task, students apply their knowledge of the different ways that the body maintains homeostasis, in order to determine the cause for a marathon runner's collapse.

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Teacher Resources on Homeostasis

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Unit 3: Homeostasis in Human Body Systems
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Teacher Resources on Homeostasis

This is a useful resource for building background knowledge, as a teacher, about the topic of homeostasis.

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Tuberculosis 3-Level Guide to Graph Interpretation

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Tuberculosis 3-Level Guide to Graph Interpretation

Students work in groups to complete this reading guide as a tool for navigating a set of graphs.

Unit 5 Comparative Reproduction Anticipation Guide

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Unit 5 Comparative Reproduction Anticipation Guide

Students use a prediction guide to surface prior knowledge on sexual reproduction across different species.

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Unit 5 Human Reproduction Unit Plan

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Unit 5: Comparative Reproduction
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Unit 5 Human Reproduction Unit Plan

Reproduction and development are necessary for the continuation of any species, and as such all species have unique but related strategies for reproduction. In this unit, students learn about continuity and diversity of life in a variety organisms, including humans, and use their findings to discern evolutionary relationships. Exploring print texts, visuals, and hands-on experiences, students compare the mechanisms through which different living things reproduce, with a focus on comparisons to human reproduction.

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