Biology S2 Adventure Update 7

Exploring the Wonders of Life on Earth

Adventure Log: Module 7 - Human Systems

Welcome to Module 7.


You are ready now to wrap-up your Biology S2 learning adventure with your final course topic, Module 7 - Human Systems. In this module you will be learning about Human Body Systems and will explore the structures and functions of eleven human body systems. Along the way you will learn how all these systems interact and work together to form the unique and amazing human body.


Unifying themes that will be important in Module 7 are Structure and Function and Growth and Development.


See Important Module 7 Tips (below).

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Important Module 7 Tips!

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Natural Beauty Moment: Amazing Human Systems

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Important Module 7 Tips!

This Newsletter will be updated as student questions arise. This is a working Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, so check back for updates as you work through the module and have questions or areas of confusion. You may find your answers here. A link to this newsletter is posted at the beginning of your course module.


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In activity 7.02 Respiratory & Circulatory you will create a "voyage" of a red blood cell through the circulatory system. Several creative presentation formats are suggested.

Be sure you review the project requirements link and the grading rubric link to double-check the detail in your project against the assignment requirements. You must accurately describe the pathway of a red blood cell within the circulatory system.


In activity 7.04 Muscular, Skeletal & Integumentary you will apply what you have learned about these three body systems to analyze and describe how they interact in an everyday movement. Follow your instructions carefully and double-check your work before submission for completeness. There is a student example and grading rubric for you to use to check the quality of your work.


In activity 7.06 Immune System you will be doing an experiment that examines how hand washing can impact disease transmission. Click on the Laboratory Report link in your course to find your detailed lab methods, data tables, data analysis and conclusion questions. Be sure that you create the two graphs indicated in the data analysis section and include them in your report. Double-check your work for completeness against the grading rubric before submission.


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The 7.07 Collaboration Option project is required of all students. What is optional is whether or not you do it individually or with a project partner (see more below about the collaboration option).


In the Lesson tab you will find the Project Introduction, which lists diseases to choose from for your project focus. You will also find the detailed Instructions tab. Please read this carefully. You should focus on a minimum of two body systems that are impacted by the disease, research the disease and document your sources, and then design a creative product that informs others about the disease you researched, See the Instructions tab for details about the project


In the Activity tab you will find a Grading Rubric that you should use to self-check the quality of your work before submission.


In the Assessments area for 7.07 for Parts 1 and 2 you will submit the following:

Part 1 - Submit your project for this assignment.

Part 2 - Submit your Self-Reflection of your Project effort. All students submit this reflection, if you worked individually, do your best to also answer the "teamwork" questions.


Collaboration Option: In a WVS course, it generally works best if your project partner attends the same school campus and you can actually get together to collaborate. Be sure you communicate clearly about which roles each of you will be responsible for in a shared project.

Digital collaboration is also possible between students at remote locations, so if you wish to work with a lab partner, there is a discussion forum in the module to help you reach out to classmates. However, please realize that students in WVS courses are all working at different paces, so there may not be another student at the same point in the course as you. So, if you request a partner and after 2 days do not hear back, just move forward with an individual project. Again, be sure you communicate clearly about which roles each of you will be responsible for in a shared project and establish clear lines of digital communication.


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This is a standard course offering (not an honors course), so we will be skipping any content and assignments labeled Honors. Of course, you are welcome to view any of the honors material for your own learning enjoyment.


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Discussion-Based Assessments will not be required:

In each content module, as you prepare for your Module Exam, you will see a reference to Discussion-Based Assessments. We will not be using these oral quizzes, so you do not need to contact me by phone. When you reach a Discussion-Based Assessment, you may skip it and proceed directly to your review and module exam. However, if you have Module Review questions, stop by the weekly Connection Hour (Virtual Office Hour), post a question to the Raise Your Hand discussion forum or send me an email to dorothyginnett@gmail.com



Module Exams:

In each module, you will take the assigned Module Exam. I strongly encourage you to spend time reviewing your Module concepts and content prior to taking your Module Exam. Module Exams are password protected and you must complete all module coursework (quizzes, assignment and labs) prior to requesting the Module Exam password.


Contact Mrs. Ginnett via email for your module quiz password. While waiting for a reply, use the time to review and study for your Module Quiz or begin the next module.

Module Exams will be taken on an Honor System as closed book exams. Your school district, however, may require that you take proctored (supervised) Module Exams. Be sure to ask your Local Education Guide (LEG) about your school district policy..


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Then study and review each of the module exam study outlines to prepare for your Biology S2 Final Exam.


Schedule your closed book and proctored (supervised) Final Exam with your Local Education Guide (LEG) in your school district.

Favorite Biology Websites - Explore and Bookmark

Human Body 101 (National Geographic, 3 min. 5 sec video)

Teens and Sleep (National Sleep Foundation)

Teen Physical Activity and Health (CDC)

Encyclopedia of Life

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Dr. Dorothy Ginnett, WVS Biology Teacher

Need Marine Science Content Help? You can contact me with your questions by posting a message to the "Raise Your Hand" discussion forum, attending Collaborate Virtual office hours, or via the email and phone links listed below.


Need Technology Assistance? Contact your local school district Information Technology Staff and your Local Education Guide (LEG) to resolve local school district technology issues. Be sure to let me know if you need further assistance and/or if the issues are delaying your progress. Please include assignment specifics (assignment name and number) and technology setup specifics for faster trouble-shooting. You can also contact the WVS Help Desk at wvshelpdesk@gmail.com