Bio2 Final Quest

Biology 2 4th Quarter Final Quest

Structure and Function: An In-Depth Analysis on Physiology and Anatomy

INTRODUCTION

Biology 2 (Comparative Physiology and Anatomy) discussed throughout the school year the different life processes and accompanying structures that made the understanding of life more interesting, and in some instances, more complex. The course was structured to discuss life processes and structures in increasing complexity and also showed interrelationships among the different systems and through the different parts (cells, tissues, organs, hormones, chemical messengers, etc.) that comprise these systems. Indeed, the body is more the sum of all of its parts.

DIRECTION

Each species will present an interesting topic that falls under the concepts discussed in the course. A topic chosen by the group will be presented to the subject teacher first before the group can proceed in the creation of the presentation. Only pre-approved topics will be considered to prevent groups from presenting the same concept. Below are the requirements for the formal write-up for the topic proposal and the presentation itself.

TOPIC OUTLINE (30 pts.)

  1. Includes the names of the members, section and date submitted.
  2. An interesting title that will summarize the topic to be presented. (2 pts)
  3. Introduction of the topic (5-10 sentences). (5 pts)
  4. Background of the study (includes articles that will be used for the topic). (10 pts)
  5. Storyboard or flow of presentation (includes the concepts that will be discussed per slide). (10 pts)
  6. References (APA style). (3 pts)

PRESENTATION (30 pts.)

TED talks (http://www.ted.com/talks) were the inspiration for this project. Videos patterned after the TED talk format or after the Flowers, Pollinators and Coevolution YMSAT project presented by Ms Tersa Mison (IV-Truth) are the expected output.

Ideas may include novel ideas that could improve structure and function in the human body (http://eebweb.arizona.edu/michod/Classes/182/182%202006/Better%20human%20design.pdf), structure and function from the point of view of an organ in the human body (https://docs.google.com/open?id=1lApfnOtYKiQAXkMc5hhOBvL6Hg9X3w6TyyAFjTqcQcziVYP-u9pabj9Gj0IO), and any other topic of interest.

DEADLINES

Feb. 9 – submission of topic to be approved by subject teacher.

Feb. 17– submission of formal topic proposal.

March 8 – submission of presentation (compiled in one DVD for the whole class)

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