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A 13 Part 10,000+ slide fully interactive PowerPoint
presentation explores the systems of the human body
with a focus on health and wellness.  This unit is full of
exciting and meaningful activities to conduct with your
students.  Amazing visuals, engaging lessons, built-in
quizzes, follow along worksheets, projects, review games,
step by step drawings, video and academic links, answer
keys, and much more are included.  The 40 page
bundled homework package and 56 pages of unit notes
chronologically follow the entire unit. Nine PowerPoint
review games at the end of each slideshow helps to
reinforce learning. Student favorites include the chicken
leg dissection, heart simulation, digestive system
simulation, sugar baby project, and build a working model
of a hand.  This is a fantastic unit for any life science or
health class.  Teaching Duration = 4+ months.

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Areas of focus: Form Follows Function concept spread throughout.  Levels of biological organization, cell basics, cells of the
body, tissues, organs, organ systems, homeostasis, functions of the skeletal system, categories of bones, marrow, bones of
the human body, bone disease, types of joints, muscular system, connective tissues, ligaments, tendons, muscles and
energy use, types of muscle tissue, muscle fibers and movement, common muscles, biological molecules and important
nutrients to the body (extensive), learning the contents of junk food, calories, obesity, fast food, eating disorders, anabolic
steroids, digestive system, mechanical and chemical digestion, taste, enzymes, swallowing reflex, esophagus and
peristalsis, organs of the GI Tract, focus on chemical digestion, duodenum,stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small
intestine, villi and surface area, large intestine, appendix, rectum, cardiovascular system, cellular respiration, functions of the
circulatory system, movement of blood, focus on the heart, blood vessels, cardiovascular disease, contents of blood, blood
types, functions of the respiratory system, the nose, epiglottis, larynx and vocal cords, trachea, bronchus, lungs, alveoli,
diaphragm, lung capacity, dangers of smoking, cancer, how to avoid cancer, skin cancer,  what's inside a cigarette, smoking
and advertising, excretory system, kidneys, urine, inside the nephron, ureters, bladder, urethra, kidney's role in detoxifying,
cirrhosis of the liver, integumentary system (skin), functions of the skin, anatomy of skin, fingerprints, nervous system,
stimulus, anatomy of a neuron, types of neurons, voluntary and involuntary functions, central and peripheral nervous
systems, regions of the brain and roles, right brain vs. left brain, spinal cord injuries, anatomy of the eye and sight, lenses,
rods and cones, night vision, anatomy of the nose and smell, dangers of inhalants, anatomy of the ear and hearing, noise
induced hearing loss, sense of touch, the adolescent brain -whoa!, lobes of the brain, endocrine system, glands, hormones,
activities in your body, endocrine system vs. nervous system, exocrine glands, puberty, body stability, parenting, male and
female reproductive systems, sex cells, chromosomes, fertilization, menstrual cycle, placenta, embryo development,
dangers of smoking and drinking while pregnant, immune system, diseases, how diseases are spread, the immune
response, parasites, vaccines, virus prevention, HIV, HIV transmission, abstinence vs. prevention, AIDS, STD's, and much
more.  Difficulty rating 7/10
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

MS.LS1.3 (Support with evidence how the body is a system of interacting subsystems
composed of groups of cells).  
•        Students learn levels of biological organization and create a step by step
drawing of the each level.  Many review slides with visuals help reinforce this
standard.  The boundary is again exceeded in the human body systems unit as each
human body system is addressed.

MS.LS1.8 (Gather and Synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to
stimuli by sending messages to the brain).  
•        This standard is addressed heavily in the nervous system portion of the unit.  
Students create a step by step drawing of a neuron, build a model, conduct a
simulation, see videos, review, and much more.  Sight, Sound, Touch, and more are
addressed in Part B of the nervous system.  Activities, simulations, videos, and much
more address each.  
MS.LS1.4 (Use an argument based on evidence and reasoning to support explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect
probability of successful reproduction).
•        This standard is covered many times throughout the unit.  Students dissect flowers and identify reproductive structures.  Students also learn about pollination
and seed dispersal.  Wind vs. insect pollination is addressed as are the role of fruits and flowers in the animal world.  Students design a seed to be dispersed by wind.  
Factors that break seed dormancy / germination are covered. Students also learn about physiological and behavioral adaptations to temperature that increase survival.
Human reproduction is addressed in the human body systems unit as are other reproductive strategies in the Taxonomy and Classification Unit.

MS.LS1.5 (Create an explanation from evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence growth of organism).  
•        Environmental factors that such as light, temperature, and moisture are addressed throughout.  Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are described in detail.  
Fertilizers and nutrients are addressed in the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles.  Students also design and carry out their own investigations with plant growth.  Many of
these projects will investigate how changes in environmental factors affect plant growth / fitness.

MS.LS1.7 (Create model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and / or release energy).  
•        Part of this standard is described in the digestive system portion of this unit.  The various digestive juices, enzymes they contain, molecules they work one, and
what they change them into is addressed in a series of slides.  A neat tic-tac-toe game of students vs. teacher is provided in the slideshow that requires the students
and teacher to read each part one step at a time.

HS.LS1.2 (Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting body systems that provide functions within organisms).
•        This standard is addressed throughout as each body system is explored in detail.  The organization and specific function are addressed with visuals, text, video
links, review, and more.

HS.LS1.3 (Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis).  
•        Students partake in a heart rate activity in part I.  Students also learn about hypothermia and hyperthermia.

HS.LS1.6 (Construct and revise explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form
large carbon-based molecules)
•        Students learn about the varying complexities of sugar.  Visuals, video links, text and more are provided.  Students also learn that macromolecules are broken
down into smaller molecules to be absorbed.  Slides, visuals, games, and more review throughout.

3-5.ETS1.1. (Make observation and measurements to identify materials based on their properties).  

3-5.ETS1.2 (Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or want that included specified criteria for success with materials, time, or cost)

3-5.ETS1.3 (Generate and compare multiple possible solution to a problem based on how well each is to meet criteria and constraints of the problem)
Below are just a few of the typical standards that this unit addresses for those that are interested.  This unit does cover many topics, standards, and concepts that are
not described below.

●Keep a journal record of observations, recognizing patterns, summarizing findings, and reflecting on the observations.
●Recognize and describe the hierarchical organization of living systems, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
●Recognize that cells use energy, which they obtain from food, to conduct the functions necessary to sustain life, such as cell growth.
●Explain that multi-cellular organisms have specialized cells, tissues, organs and organ systems that perform certain necessary functions, including digestion,
respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, control and coordination and protection from disease.
●Recognize that the human cells found in tissues and organs are similar to those of other animals, but somewhat different from cells found in plants.
●Recognize that reproduction is a characteristic of all living things and is essential to the continuation of a species.
●Recognize that living organisms have certain structures and systems that perform specific functions, facilitating survival, growth and reproduction.
●Recognize that living organisms have life cycles, which include birth, growth and development, reproduction, and death; and explain how these life cycles vary for
different organisms.
●Recognize behaviors that may be unsafe or unhealthy for themselves and others.
●Recognize that vitamins and minerals are needed in small amounts and are essential to maintain proper health.
●Explain how the amount of rest and the types of food, exercise and recreation humans choose can influence and affect their well-being.
●Recognize the nutritional value of different foods and distinguish between healthy and unhealthy food choices using data gathered from food labels and dietary
guidelines, such as the food pyramid.
●Recognize that humans need food, water, air, waste removal and a particular range of temperatures in their environment, just as other animals do.
●Identify the functions of the human body’s systems, including digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, control and coordination and
protection from disease; and describe how they interact with one another.
●Explain how the basic tissues of an embryo form.
●Explain how food provides energy and materials for growth and repair of body parts.
●Describe how viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites may affect the human body and provide examples of how they can interfere with normal body function.
●Use data and observations to support the concept that environmental or biological factors affect human body systems (biotic and abiotic).
●Describe the major changes that occur over time in human development from single cell through embryonic development to new born (i.e., group of cells during the
first trimester, organs form during the second, organs mature during the third).
●Recognize that the immune system, endocrine system, and nervous system can affect the homeostasis of an organism.
●Describe how the functions of all the human body systems are interrelated at a chemical level and how they maintain homeostasis.
●Explain how the immune system functions to prevent and fight disease.
●Organize observations and data into tables, charts and graphs.
●Describe the structure and function of various organ systems (i.e., digestion, respiration, circulation, nervous, protection and support) and how these systems
contribute to homeostasis of the organism.
●Organize observations and data into tables, charts and graphs.
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Skeletal System PowerPoint Review Game can be downloaded in the Review Game Section
The Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit includes a 13 Part interactive and engaging PowerPoint
Presentation of 10,000+ slides with built-in class notes (Red Slides), lab activities with built-in instructions
and questions, project ideas, discussion questions, built-in quizzes, step by step drawings, challenge
questions with answers, follow along worksheets, and much more.  Text is always in large print (32 font) and
is placed at the top of each slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom.  Also included is a 40 page
bundled homework package that chronologically follows the PowerPoint slideshow, as well as a 36 page
modified assessment.  56 pages of class notes with visuals are included for students who may require
support as well as answer keys to both of the assessments for support professionals, teachers, and
homeschool parents.  108+ video and academic links are provided and a slide within the slideshow cues
teacher / parent when the videos are most relevant to play. Video shorts usually range from 2-7 minutes.  
Nine PowerPoint review games(125+ slides each) are included.  Answers to the PowerPoint review games
are provided in PowerPoint form so students can self-assess.  Lastly, several class games such as guess the
picture beneath the boxes, crossword puzzles, and the find the hidden owl somewhere within the slideshow
are provided. Everything you need to run a fantastic unit of study in included. Difficulty rating of 7 (Ten is
most difficult).  Duration = 3 Months