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STC Secondary: Exploring Respiration and Circulation

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Tapping into a natural curiosity that students have about their bodies, Exploring Respiration and Circulation explores the respiratory and circulatory systems. 1-Class Unit Kit comes with a Teacher's Edition, a Teacher's Tools CD-ROM (item #976907), 16 reusable hardbound Student Guides (item #976903), and the materials needed for a teacher to teach up to 32 students per day. 1-Class Refurbishment Set (item #976904) replenishes kit consumables.

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Functions that the body performs automatically are often given little thought, yet these body functions are important to sustaining life. Tapping into a natural curiosity that students have about their bodies, Exploring Respiration and Circulation explores the respiratory and circulatory systems. STC-Secondary™ is a 16-unit, inquiry-centered middle school science curriculum developed by the National Science Resources Center, an organization of the Smithsonian Institution. Each STC-Secondary™ unit provides opportunities for students to experience scientific phenomena firsthand. A comprehensive, research-based curriculum, STC-Secondary™ is aligned with the National Science Education Standards.

1-Class Unit Kit comes with a Teacher's Edition, a Teacher's Tools CD-ROM (item #976907), 16 reusable hardbound Student Guides (item #976903), and the materials needed for a teacher to teach up to 32 students per day. 1-Class Refurbishment Set (item #976904) replenishes kit consumables.

Students begin the Exploring Respiration and Circulation unit by looking closely at something they do all day, every day-breathing-and then proceed to hands-on exploration. The class examines diagrams of the human respiratory system and a breathing model; student pairs then design their own breathing models that depict key organs and consider how their models accurately represent the breathing process. This exercise also provides students the opportunity to consider strengths and weaknesses of scientific models in general.

Additional activities in the unit illustrate how lungs work in the breathing process, with specific consideration to total lung capacity, vital capacity, and residual capacity. Each lesson in this module builds on skills and concepts presented in previous lessons. As students progress through the module, they take greater responsibility for their own learning, eventually planning and conducting their own procedures, devising their own data tables, and analyzing the results they obtain.

 
 
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