Project: Medical Research & History

Teacher: Gail Cox
School: Topeka High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 11/01/2010
End Date: 12/17/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

Mentors who have knowledge/work experience in the medical field/life sciences or has a strong desire in sharing and learning about interesting science or human anatomy-related topics with students.


Students, as Medical Historians will be researching and presenting on the Human Body Systems based on their interests and chose one of the following topics: 1. How does venom or poisons affect the body 2. How do other cultures prepare the body for burial or preservation 3. What happens to our bodies when were are addicted to a chemical/substance? 4. How do neurotransmitters work and affect the body systems


1. Human Anatomy-Biology/Science Curriculum 2. Research & Writing Skills 3. Computer Skills 4. Individual & Cooperative Learning



Grade Level:


Content Area:

Science - Human Anatomy

Student Outcomes:

1. Medical Historian Report 2. Student/Mentor Messages 3. Presentation

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

1. Medical Historian Report Rubric 2. Project/Class Participation 3. Presentation Rubric

Teacher Role:

Teacher will provide guidance and communication with the mentors. Also teach the curriculum and grade student outcomes.

Mentor Role:

Mentors will communicate the student 2x a week about the project. Provide help in finding appropriate science and medical resources and references used by professionals and critique work. Also assist the students in understanding and applying science/human-anatomy related concepts.