Click on any number to launch the unit of instruction. We
suggest that you do "Levels of Organization" first. After
that, sequence does not matter.
"Organ Systems" module has
five units of instruction that focus on the main classes of
functions that a body must perform. Rather than just naming organs
of the body and what they do, we present a perspective on the body
as a coordinated group of systems that must do certain things
correctly in order to survive and thrive.
Overview of Organ Systems
here if you want to review the short
biographies of famous scientists mentioned in "Cells Are
Us," "Organ Systems," and "Ecosystems."
Click here to see an index of common toxic hazards that are
explained in the various instructional units.
flash card self quizzing:
here when you have finished the lessons and are ready for
self-study using the Get Smart self-study test set. Note that you
will be prompted to download the Macromedia player software if it is
not already on your computer.
Defenses | Digestion
Coordination & Control
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The Module is not intended to replace current curricula, but the
units will hopefully provide useful resources and learning
activities to complement and enrich current teaching practices.
The content is designed for middle-school students, but some of
the content may be useful in high school.
includes topics on...
"Why Does It Matter" to explain the significance
of the facts and motivate students
"How We Know" to explain how understanding develops
We Know" to summarize main concepts and facts
"Story Time" a short biographical sketch on
famous scientists, emphasizing, where possible, their childhood
"Activities, Assignments" for application of module content
"Common Hazards" and
their effects on organ system functions
On-line self-study system, "Get
Smart," that operates like "flash cards."