Stress

The stress module covers the concepts of the nervous system, the endocrine system, homeostasis, and feedback mechanisms. Students will have the opportunity to guide their own learning through a variety of “learning objects” intended to provide critical thinking about and application of required science standards.

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OVERVIEW

Brief description of the module, subject TEKS, NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, and knowledge objectives

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Identify the structures of the nervous system | Describe the main functions of the nervous system | Investigate how organisms respond to internal and external stimuli.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Identify the structures of the endocrine system | Describe the main functions of the endocrine system

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: HOMEOSTASIS AND FEEDBACK MECHANISMS

Describe how organisms maintain stable internal conditions in response to external and internal stimuli.

BACKPACK ADVENTURES

Science fiction story built upon factual science concepts

MAKE A NOTE OF THAT

Note-taking guides

MEET A SCIENTIST

Biography of a research pioneer in the topic area

PRACTICE

Mnemonic tools and digital games

REAL SCIENCE REVIEW

Guided simulated peer review of published research re-written for readability

SCIENTIST VIDEOS

Video presentation from a scientist in topic area

SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW: