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Introduction to Microbes and Human Body Systems

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Title:

Introduction to Microbes and Human Body Systems

URL:

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/introduction-microbes-and-human-body-systems/

Content Source:

National Geographic
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

Students build a stronger understanding of how the human body is organized and interacts with microbes through a series of articles and videos and by creating a human body microbial map. Then they create a public service announcement on a specific microbe.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
Life Science
4 ) Construct models and representations of organ systems (e.g., circulatory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, nervous) to demonstrate how multiple interacting organs and systems work together to accomplish specific functions.


NAEP Framework
NAEP Statement::
L8.1c: All organisms are composed of cells, from one cell only to many cells. About two-thirds of the weight of cells is accounted for by water, which gives cells many of their properties. In multicellular organisms, specialized cells perform specialized functions. Organs and organ systems are composed of cells and function to serve the needs of cells for food, air, and waste removal. The way in which cells function is similar in all living organisms.

NAEP Statement::
L8.1d: All organisms are composed of cells, from one cell only to many cells. About two-thirds of the weight of cells is accounted for by water, which gives cells many of their properties. In multicellular organisms, specialized cells perform specialized functions. Organs and organ systems are composed of cells and function to serve the needs of cells for food, air, and waste removal. The way in which cells function is similar in all living organisms.


Unpacked Content
Scientific And Engineering Practices:
Developing and Using Models
Crosscutting Concepts: Systems and System Models
Disciplinary Core Idea: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Construct models demonstrate how multiple systems (including the organs of those systems) function together to serve specific purposes within the human body.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Model
  • System
  • Tissues
  • Organ
  • Organ System
  • Biological hierarchy (e.g., cells, tissues, organs, etc.)
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Biological hierarchy (cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms).
  • Specialized cells make up specialized tissues; specialized tissues make up organs (e.g., the heart contains muscle, connective, and epithelial tissues that allow the heart to receive and pump blood).
  • Major organs of the body systems (e.g., circulatory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, nervous).
  • Functions of the body systems.
  • Interacting organ systems are involved in performing specific body functions.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Construct a model or representation that demonstrates how interacting organs and systems accomplish functions.
  • Describe the relationships between components of the model.
  • Use observations from the model to provide causal accounts for events and make predictions for events by constructing explanations.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems (organ systems).
  • Different organs work together to form organ systems that carry out complex functions (e.g., the heart and blood vessels work together as the circulatory system).
  • The interaction of organ systems are needed for survival, growth, and development of an organism.
AMSTI Resources:
AMSTI Module:
Exploring Body Systems

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.7.4- Label major organs of the human body (e.g., heart, lungs, diaphragm, bones, muscles, stomach, brain, intestines); use a model to demonstrate how organs are connected in an organ system; recognize how organ systems support the survival of humans (e.g., circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive).


Tags: body systems, human body, microbe, microbial map
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Author: Stephanie Carver