Structure and Function in Living Systems
5. The anatomy and physiology of plants and animals illustrate the complementary nature of structure and
As a basis for understanding this concept:
a. Students know plants and animals have levels of organization for structure and function, including
organs, organ systems, and the whole organism.
b. Students know organ systems function because of the contributions of individual organs, tissues, and cells.
The failure of any part can affect the entire system.
c. Students know how bones and muscles work together to provide a structural framework for movement.
d. Students know how the reproductive organs of the human female and male generate eggs and sperm and how
sexual activity may lead to fertilization and pregnancy.
e. Students know the function of the umbilicus and placenta during pregnancy.
g. Students know how to relate the structures of the eye and ear to their functions.
h. Students know how to compare joints in the body (wrist, shoulder, thigh) with
structures used in machines and
simple devices (hinge, ball-and-socket, and sliding joints).
i. Students know how levers confer mechanical advantage and how the application of this principle applies to the
j. Students know that contractions of the heart generate blood pressure and that heart valves prevent back flow of
blood in the circulatory system.
Old Glencoe 7th Grade Science Text:
Muscular System pp. 23-25
Skeletal System pp. 19-21
Circulatory System pp. 9, 10, 12 & 13
Pulmonary System pp. 1 & 3
Digestive System Pg. 4-6
Excretory System pp. 7 & 8
Nervous System pg. 15, 16 & 18
Chapter 22: Review: Immunity pg. 43& 44
Body Systems Review pg. 26
Code Blue Student Guide (LUSD Students only)
Board Certification Exams 2nd attempt:
Board Certification Exams 3rd attempt:
Code Blue Unit Project:
Students will work in groups to produce presentations, models and a display to demonstrate their knowledge of the various systems in the body. Each student will be responsible for instructing their group (Clinic) in the anatomy and physiology of their system. Each student must pass a board certification exam prior to being qualified to teach. Each student must then pass a Physiology exam to show their general expertise in all systems. Student will then be presented with a patient who will need diagnosis and treatment for a malady. The "Clinic" will create a display board depicting the issue, diagnosis and treatment of said patient.