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Life Science (Periods 1,2,4 & 5)
Project to be working on:
Travel Brochure of the Body Systems
Description of Assignment:
You work at the Duodenum Dynamics Ad Agency and have been hired as a travel consultant to design a luxury tour through the Human Body Systems. Before you can collect your fee from the Anatomy Travel Bureau, you must produce a brochure. The owner of the travel bureau, Mr. Seymore Sphincter, has informed you that in order to win the contract you must highlight the trendy spots, the exciting activities, and the imports and exports of the areas. For insurance considerations, you must also discreetly mention any possible dangers or special precautions that tourists might encounter in visiting these systems. Your world body tour should include visits to the following systems: (1) Digestive, (2) Respiratory, (3) Nervous, (4) Excretory, (5) Circulatory, and (6) Immune.
? The key feature is to give an overall sense of the organization and function of each of the 6 systems. You may use drawings, computer graphics, and photographs of actual organs, pictures from magazines, journals, or books to help in your advertisement of each system. Whenever possible, type all written parts of brochure. Let your imagination run WILD! Remember, each system should not be any longer than 2 pages. Also there will be a front and back cover. The front cover will have your title and decoration, the back cover will be "About the Author".
? Each person will orally present his or her brochure to the class, and we will vote on who gets the contract.
Note: We have completed the digestive system as a class already. We will be reviewing the other systems in class but this project will require some personal time and effort.
Tentative due date: May 18, 2000
Space Exploration (Period 6)
We have begun our unit on Rockets. Our first rocket project was to make Alka-Seltzer fueled rockets. Each group designed three rockets and we will launch them as a class to determine the winner!
Field Trip Info:
We will be taking a field trip to the Challenger Space Center at the Boeing Museum of Flight. The trip is a lot of fun and parents are invited to come along as chaperones. Please gives us a call or write us if you are interested.