This zip file contains 17 different files which can be used to compose a unit for biology students introducing them to Human Circulation. While these lessons were originally designed to correlate to the performance indicators of the New York State Living Environment/Biology curriculum, the components of this lesson may be easily used in other biology courses as well. Specifically the packet contains the following items with all files except the PowerPoint posted in both pdf and word format for easy edit for specific teacher needs.
The zip file contains the following items:
-- Curriculum Correlations to the NGSS, Common Core and Living Environment Core Curriculum
-- Marzano self assessment scale for students specific to this unit
-- Cloze notes handout for students with learning goals
-- 78 slide PowerPoint to accompany the cloze notes
-- Heart Rate (pulse) Lab activity with key
-- Blood Properties Activity with key
-- Circulation worksheet 1 (introductory topics and the heart) with key
-- Circulation worksheet 2 (blood cells and blood vessels) with key
-- Circulation worksheet 3 (disorders) with key
-- 33 question human circulation exam with key
-- Blood cells and vessels practice quiz with answers for students
-- Heart practice quiz with answers for students
Human Circulation Learning Goals
Upon completion of this unit the student will be able to:
1. state three functions of the circulatory system.
2. describe the location and function of atria, ventricles, valves, and the septum in the human heart.
3. explain the statement "the heart is a double pump".
4. explain the difference between deoxygenated and oxygenated blood, and explain where in the heart and body each is found.
5. discuss the basic structure and function of arteries, veins, and capillaries
6. list four functions of the blood..
7. describe the composition of the blood.
8. state the major function, size, and relative numbers of the following; red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
9. distinguish between the functions of phagocytes and lymphocytes.
10. define the terms antigen and antibody.
11. discuss some major symptoms and causes of the following cardiovascular disorders; hemophilia, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and leukemia.
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
Common Core State Standards Connections:
SL.11-12.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
NY State Living Environment Core Curriculum
Performance Indicator 1.2
Describe and explain the structures and functions of the human body at different organizational levels (e.g., systems, tissues, cells, organelles).
1.2a Important levels of organization for structure and function include organelles,
cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and whole organisms.
1.2b Humans are complex organisms. They require multiple systems for digestion,
respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, coordination, and immunity. The systems interact to perform the life functions.
1.2c The components of the human body, from organ systems to cell organelles,
interact to maintain a balanced internal environment. To successfully accomplish
this, organisms possess a diversity of control mechanisms that detect deviations
and make corrective actions.
1.2d If there is a disruption in any human system, there may be a corresponding
imbalance in homeostasis.
1.2e The organs and systems of the body help to provide all the cells with their basic
needs. The cells of the body are of different kinds and are grouped in ways
that enhance how they function together.
Appendix A Laboratory Skills
¥ Organizes data through the use of data tables and graphs
¥ Analyzes results from observations/expressed data
¥ Formulates an appropriate conclusion or generalization from the results of
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Many more biology materials to compose a full year course including this unit of learning activities are available at a significant savings of over 70% if purchased as a package for $23.99 (over 900 pages of different learning materials and 1500 PowerPoint slide) ... this package includes the following units:
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This year long course contains the following units.
-- Life Processes and Introduction to Classification Learning Activities
-- Cell Structure and Function Lesson Activities
-- Membrane and Membrane Processes Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Biochemistry and Enzymes Lesson Activities
-- Human Nutrition Learning Activities
-- Human Circulation Learning Activities
-- Immunity Lesson and Lab Activities
-- Human Respiration Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Cell Respiration Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Human Excretion and Human Locomotion Learning Activities
-- Nervous and Endocrine Systems Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Meiosis Lesson Activities
-- Reproduction and Development Lesson Activities
-- Plant Systems and Adaptations Lesson Activities
-- Photosynthesis Learning Activities
-- Plant Reproduction and Development Lesson Activities
-- Classical Genetics Learning Activities (Mendelian and Beyond Mendel)
-- Introduction to DNA, RNA, Protein Synthesis and Biotechnology Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Evolution Lesson Activities
-- Ecology Lesson Activities
-- Human Ecology Learning Activities
-- Complete NY State Living Environment Regents Review Packets with Answers
View the contents of the whole year course in more detail at
Biology/Life Sciences Complete Course