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Organ Systems Presentations Project

Time Frame:
2 class periods that run 60 minutes each.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Students will prepare a presentation to educate their classmates about one of the systems found in living things.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Science - Biology
Standard 3 Objective 2

Describe the relationship between structure and function of organ systems in plants and animals.


  • student sheet (attached)
  • textbooks OR computers with Internet access
  • paper, butcher paper, or poster board
  • markers, crayons or colored pencils


Instructional Procedures:

  1. Pass out the student sheets to each group.
  2. Say:
    Your job is to prepare a presentation to educate your classmates about one of the systems found in living things. Your overall grade will be determined from the following:
    1. Handout you prepare with from your book and the internet with information about your system
    2. Poster with a diagram of the system labeled and colored
    3. Presentation before the class on the system

    Teams may use their textbooks and online resources to research the system. Teams will be allowed two class periods to prepare the handout, diagram and presentation. Groups will be chosen randomly to present so each must be ready to go on the appointed day.

    Each team must have:

    • Handout: (30 pointsó6 points for each bullet)
      • The overall purpose of the system
      • A comparison to the system in plants or in an invertebrate animal
      • Major structures and their functions
      • How your system interacts with other systems in the body
      • Three fun facts about your system
    • Presentation: (40 pointsó6 points for each part given from the worksheet plus 10 points for each person participating)
      • Each member of the group should have a part in the presentation
      • nformation from your worksheet should be presented clearly and in an organized manner
    • Diagram: (30 pointsó15 for each diagram)
      • Includes two pictures: the human system and the comparison organism
      • Pictures are drawn large
      • Pictures are labeled and in color

Assessment Plan:
Use the point values outlined in the instructional procedures.

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Created Date :
Nov 25 2014 12:10 PM