PLTW – Human Body Systems - 9271

Grade: 10, 11, 12 — Credits: 1

This course is the second in the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way series, designed to investigate biomedical sciences through exciting hands-on projects and problems which encourage the students to develop innovative, collaborative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection and homeostasis. Students will design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflexes, voluntary action and respiration. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a mannequin, work through interesting real-world cases and often play the roles of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries. Earn one science or practical art credit.

Co-Requisite: All PLTW courses require concurrent enrollment in (or satisfactory  completion of) appropriate grade level math and science courses.

Syllabus: View Syllabus
Prerequisites: Earned credit in PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences
Related: Participation in HOSA: Future Health Professionals is STRONGLY recommended by PLTW
Recommended: “C” average and proficient score on the PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences EOC. Students may take PLTW Human Body Systems and PLTW Medical Interventions concurrently