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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.