PLTW – Human Body Systems – 9271

Grade Level: 10, 11,12 Credit: 1 Type: 1 Science or 1 Practical Art 

School: BHS, CACC, HHS 

Prerequisite: Earned credit in PLTW: Principles of Biomedical Sciences 

Students may take PLTW Human Body Systems and PLTW Medical Interventions concurrently Co-Requisite: All PLTW courses require concurrent enrollment in (or satisfactory completion of) appropriate grade-level math and science courses. 

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 human body systems’ interactions to explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students will design experiments, investigate the human body’s structures and functions, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflexes, voluntary action, and respiration. Students explore science on the move, build organs and tissues on a mannequin, work through interesting real-world cases, and often play biomedical professionals’ roles to solve medical mysteries. Every student will have an opportunity to advance personal and professional skills through participation in HOSA.

Recommended: C average and proficient score on the PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences EOC

Related: PLTW STRONGLY recommends participation in HOSA: Future Health Professionals 

College dual credit: may be available

Research demonstrates that PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider careers as scientists, technology experts, engineers, mathematicians, healthcare providers, and researchers compared to their non-PLTW peers. Students find PLTW programs relevant, inspiring, engaging, and foundational to their future success.