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HBS Overview

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. Students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, work through interesting real-world cases and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries. 

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Year 2     Human Body Systems        Anatomy and Physiology

Endorsements & Community Pathway

Public Service & STEM/ Biomedical & Allied Health (supported by GCC)

Grades 10-11 

Human Body Systems (PLTW-HBS)

Prerequisite

Principles of Biomedical Systems (PBS)

Endorsements & Community Pathway

Public Service & STEM/ Biomedical & Allied Health (supported by GCC)

Grades 10-11 

Anatomy and Physiology

(1 credit)

Prerequisite

Biology and Chemistry or IPC

 

Anatomy and Physiology Overview

Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Anatomy and Physiology study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. (To receive credit in science, students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement identified in §74.3(b)(2)(C) of this title (relating to Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum).

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