ALEX Lesson Plan

Disease and Disorders of the Integumentary System

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  This lesson provided by:  
Author:Kimberly Simms
System: Lowndes County
School: Calhoun High School
The event this resource created for:ASTA
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 29661

Title:

Disease and Disorders of the Integumentary System

Overview/Annotation:

This is a Project Based Learning activity of the Integumentary System where students will investigate different diseases that can affect the skin, hair, or nails.  Students will write a paper and create a visual presentation to share the disease or disorder with the class.

This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 9-12
Human Anatomy and Physiology
3 ) Obtain and communicate information to explain the integumentary system's structure and function, including layers and accessories of skin and types of membranes.

a. Analyze the effects of pathological conditions (e.g., burns, skin cancer, bacterial and viral infections, chemical dermatitis) to determine the body's attempt to maintain homeostasis.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Local/National Standards:

National Science Standards

Grades 9-12:

    • Understandings about scientific inquiry.

    • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems and behavior of organisms.

    • Abilities of technological design, understandings about science and technology.

    • Natural and human-induced hazards, science and technology in local, national, and global challenges.

  • Understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge and science as a human endeavor.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Depth of Knowledge Level: 4 Extended Thinking

Students will demonstrate an understanding and apply their knowledge of the various diseases and disorders of the Integumentary System by designing a visual presentation.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

Students will design a visual presentation on the disease or disorder that he or she has chosen. 

 

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

Greater than 120 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

Technology Resources Needed:

  1. Internet Access
  2. Computers
  3. Remediation Video (optional)
  4. Word Processing Software (needed)
  5. Presentation Software (needed)
  6. Story Board Software (optional)
  7. Slideshow software (optional) 

Background/Preparation:

Students should be familiar with:

  1. the basic function and structure of the Integumentary System.
  2. the basic diseases and disorders of the Integumentary System.
  3. the fact that the skin protects against injuries of many types because it is the outermost boundary of the body.
  4. the specific disease or disorder that the students have chosen.

The teacher should be familiar with the software that is needed. 

The Story Board Software and the Slideshow software is optional.

 

BEFORE STUDENTS ENTER THE COMPUTER LAB

The teacher will: 

  1. remind students not to eat or drink in the computer lab, before going into the lab. 
  2. explain the consequences of going to other Internet sites that are not on the agenda for the lesson
  3. hand out Presentation Requirements HandoutReport RubricPresentation RubricList of Diseases and Disorders, and Diseases and Disorders Requirements Handout to the students.
  4. go over the expectations for the assignment for the presentation.

  Procedures/Activities: 

Before Activity: (Engage)

IN THE COMPUTER LAB: Day One

Students will:

  1. Brainstorm a Disease or Disorder of the Integumentary System.
  2. Gather the necessary information that is listed in the Diseases and Disorders Report Requirements.
  3. Search at least three different websites for their information.

 Teacher will: (Explain)

  1. Remind students about recording what websites they have visited to get their information.   
  2. Remind students that their information must be sited within in their paper and on the last page of their Multimedia Presentation.

During Activity: (Explore)

In the Computer Lab: Day Two- Keying the Report

 Students will:

  1. Take out their Report Rubric and Diseases and Disorders Requirements.
  2. Use their handouts, rubrics, and research in order to complete their report.

The teacher will remind students that plagiarism and cutting and pasting information from the Internet are not acceptable.

In the Computer Lab-Day Three and Four: Visual Aid

1. Students will use the Multimedia Rubric and Presentation Requirements handouts to complete their visual aids.

2. Students will email their paper and presentations to the teacher during the last visit in the Computer Lab.

(Elaborate/Evaluate)

In the Classroom- Day Five: The Presentation

  1. Have students turn in their Report in the appropriate collecting bin for the classroom.
  2. Have each student pull up their presentation from his or her own stored device.
  3. Have each student stand in the front of the class and elaborate on his or her findings to the class.
  4. Students will be evaluated based on the multimedia/presentation rubric.

Option#1- Evaluating Students in Class

Students will be assessed based on how well the report explains the integumentary system's structure and function, how the report is written and how well their presentation will be done.  This can be done by the use of rubrics.


Option #2- Evaluating Students Outside of Class.

If there are time constraints and you do not have the time to have students to present their presentations in class, then you may want to use the additional rubrics that are under attachments.

Just simply grade the papers and presentations that the students have emailed to your previously.

explain the integumentary system's structure and function, including layers and accessories of skin and types of membranes.



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  Assessment  

Assessment Strategies

Option#1- Evaluating Students in Class

Students will be assessed based on how well the report explains the integumentary system's structure and function, how the report is written and how well their presentation will be done.  This can be done by the use of rubrics.

Option #2- Evaluating Students Outside of Class.

If there are time constraints and you do not have the time to have students to present their presentations in class, then  you may want to use the additional rubrics that are under attachments.

Acceleration:

As an extension, students can create a Podcast of their presentation.  Students can view a tutorial on Podcasts here.

Intervention:

Students that are having issues with grasping the concept of this assignment can view a video that helps to explain diseases and disorders of the Integumentary System.


View the Special Education resources for instructional guidance in providing modifications and adaptations for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the Alabama Alternate Assessment.