The story of Lorel Sochet (an anagram for choLeSterol) provides an introduction to the human circulatory system. Major blood components are also included as anagrams—they perform their actual functions in the analogy.
Students have a three-part assignment associated with the reading. First, they must determine which blood component is represented by each character in the story using the anagram/name as a clue. Second, they determine the physiological function of that character in the human circulatory system. Finally, they write an explanation of why they think that story character is that specific blood component.
To help students decipher the anagrams and answer the questions, a description of the human circulatory system and its function is provided. Sections of the story/analogy are reprinted at the beginning of the associated content section.
Also, available are an mp3 of me reading the analogy and a Powerpoint describing the student assignments. Contact me through TpT for links to each.
Science Stories with a Meaning: Lorel Sochet in Sanguinity-Human Circulation
by C. R. Downing
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