PLTW – Human Body Systems – 9271

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

School: BHS, CACC, HHS 

Prerequisite: Passing grades for both semesters (averaging 70% or higher) 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 you to develop innovative, collaborative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You will examine human body systems’ interactions to explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. You 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. You explore science on the move, build organs and tissues on a mannequin, work through interesting real-world cases, and often play biomedical professionals’ roles in solving medical mysteries. PLTW strongly recommends every student advance their personal and professional skills by participating in HOSA: Future Health Professionals.

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

College 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.