Project: Career Planning - Human Body Systems

Teacher: Veronica Randall
School: Prairie View High School
Location: Henderson, Colorado USA
Start Date: 12/12/2016
End Date: 04/07/2017
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

This project will focus primarily on career and education planning for bio-med students at Prairie View High School in Henderson, Colorado. All professionals can be successful helping students on career planning projects. Common careers that students often desire to explore include: Pediatrics, Nursing, Veterinarians, Surgical specialties, Genetics, Cardiovascular, Medical research, PA, Pharmaceutical, Therapists, Biomedical engineers, Microbiology, Sport Medicine

Description:

Project primarily focuses on Career Exploration for students. They will be researching a health care field or specific profession within medicine and considering what goals they need to set now to be successful in post secondary education and on into their career. Additionally we would ask that mentors be willing to assist students on their regular curricular projects over the course with feedback on the quality and professionalism of their product. In the curriculum, Human Body Systems, students examine the interactions of body systems as they explore identity, communication, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration. Over-arching Themes: o Homeostasis o Biomedical science careers o Interrelationship between body systems and health/disease Unit 1…………Identity (15%) Unit 2…………Communication (20%) Unit 3…………Power (20%) Unit 4…………Movement (25%) Unit 5…………Protection (10%)

Benchmarks:

The effective use of cognitive processes to generate and link knowledge across various disciplines and in a variety of contexts. The process of identifying, selecting and using resource tools to help in analyzing, synthesizing, and communicating information. The identification and employment of appropriate tools, techniques and technologies. Students locate, select, and synthesize information from a variety of scientific texts, references, professionals, and technological sources to acquire and communication knowledge. Use available technology to produce, revise and publish a variety of works. Cite references using APA format. Students can use the scientific method to examine a testable question, analyze data and come to a conclusion. Students can build models to explain processes in the body system. Example: working sacromere

Duration:

28

Grade Level:

10

Content Area:

Biomedical Sciences

Student Outcomes:

Project primarily focuses on Career Exploration for students. They will be researching a health care field or specific profession within medicine and considering what goals they need to set now to be successful in post secondary education and on into their career. Additionally we would ask that mentors be willing to assist students on their regular curricular projects over the course with feedback on the quality and professionalism of their product. Students produce a variety of products which explain their understanding of a individual topics covered over the course. Students leave course with a holistic viewpoint on the human body understanding the role of homeostasis.

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

Rubrics are used for the various projects. Students will communicate with mentors as part of their reflective practice on outcomes. Students will document the quality of the project outcomes against a rubric or standard, discuss the gap, if any, between their work and that standard and how they plan to fill the gap.

Teacher Role:

Teacher will aid student in identifying careers of interest. Teacher will provide the framework for smaller projects as well. Teacher will serve as facilitator. Teacher will evaluate student products.

Mentor Role:

Mentor will aid students in developing a greater understanding of the requirements to be successful in pursuing a medical career starting from high school goals into post secondary education needs and the development of a satisfying professional career. Mentor will aid students in developing high standards of quality on smaller projects within the course.