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Studying the Human Body

May 26, 2020 | Sam Choi

For the final unit of this year, students have been studying the human body.  More specifically, they have been learning about the different organ systems that make up the human body and how they interact with each other to maintain homeostasis.  Usually, this unit culminates in a frog dissection but thought it would be unfair to expect students have a frog laying around the house to dissect.  So instead, the final project for this unit is to compare the different organ systems with something that is seemingly unrelated to the human body.  For example, we have students comparing the human body to a car and how each system in the body relates to a system in the car.  One group has decided to compare the human body to the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine and compares each cast member to an organ system.  Another group is using a house for comparison.  By assigning this project, I am hoping students will get to use their creativity while demonstrating a deep understanding of the content.  It’s no frog dissection but what are you going to do.

Sam Choi

Teacher, Grade 8; Science, History, and Ethics, Sixth to Eighth Grades

Mr. Choi has been teaching for over twenty years. Prior to Mustard Seed, Mr. Choi taught at a high school and a middle school for students with language based learning differences. He has also taught at an after school tutoring center and a standardized test prep center.

Over his career, Mr. Choi has taught high school Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Computer Programming, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and US and European History. He has also taught middle school PE, Health, Earth Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, World History and Language Arts, as well as Ethics, Civics, Economics, Christian Studies and Geography.

Mr. Choi enjoys running, watching movies, and cheering for the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs; he has been an avid fan of these teams since 1980.
He is married to Abby Hall Choi and is the father of Noah (MSS Class of 2027) and Jacob (MSS class of 2030).

Mr. Choi was born in Pusan, South Korea, and emigrated to the United States in 1980 with his parents and older brother and sister. He first lived in Kansas City, Kansas and then moved to San Diego, California in 1986. In 2007, Mr. Choi moved to Jersey City, New Jersey. He quickly discovered that living in Southern California does not equip one to survive anywhere outside of Southern California.

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