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Human Body Systems A & B

Location:

  • Bethel High School - Sessions 1 & 2
  • Spanaway Lake High School - Sessions 1 & 2 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology or Principles of Biomedical Science

Students should enroll in both sessions of Human Body Systems to earn 1.0 Lab Science credit.

This PLTW course introduces students to the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems. Important concepts in the course include: communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and protection. The central theme is how the body systems work together to maintain homeostasis and good health. The systems are studied as "parts of a whole," working together to keep the amazing human machine functioning at an optimal level. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the body systems and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary actions and respiratory operation. Students work through interesting real-world cases and play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.

Credit: .5 Lab Science/Science Elective/CTE per session