Life Science- Dec 10-14

Topic: Human Body Systems

Classwork:
Neuron Coloring
Neuron Ball Game

Homework:
Neuron Worksheet- Due Tues, Dec 11th
Section Assessment- Due Wed, Dec 12th

Quiz:
Nervous System Quiz- Thurs, Dec 13th

Take Home Test:
Crosscutting Concepts Essay- Due Fri, Dec 14th (see rubric below)

Life Science

Human Body System Unit

Cross Cutting Concept

Summative Essay Assignment

10 points

Cross Cutting Concepts are the BIG IDEAS throughout all of science.  These BIG IDEAS can be applied in multiple science topics.  In our unit, we have focused in on how human body systems demonstrate three of these Cross Cutting Concepts- 1) systems and systems models, 2) stability and change, and 3) structure and function.   Choose one of these Cross Cutting Concepts.  You will write one essay on the one Cross Cutting Concept you choose.  The essay should be at least one page long and can be typed or hand-written.  This will be worth 10 points, as a part of your test part of your grade.  If you wish, you may complete a second or third essay that will be added as extra credit to your homework part of the grade.

 

The structure of the essay should follow this format:  1)  an introductory paragraph which explains what is the Cross Cutting Concept.  2)  body paragraphs that provide the examples of the Cross Cutting Concept in the human body systems.  3)  a conclusion paragraph.

 

  Poor Average Excellent
Explanation of the Cross Cutting Concept The explanation of Cross Cutting Concept is unclear.

(0 point)

The Cross Cutting Concept is accurately described. (2 points) The Cross Cutting Concept is fully and accurately described. (4 points)
Examples from Human Body Systems Examples used are inaccurate and do not apply to the Cross Cutting Concept.  (2 points) A few examples of multiple human body systems are used to clearly demonstrate the Cross Cutting Concept.  OR  Multiple examples are used from a single human body system to clearly demonstrate the Cross Cutting Concept.  (4 points) Multiple, detailed examples from multiple human body systems are used to clearly demonstrate the Cross Cutting Concept. (6 points)
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