Human Anatomy and Physiology

A WebQuest for 10-12th Grade (CP Biology, Honors Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and Honors Anatomy and Physiology)

Designed by

Matthew Bentley
Kay Campany
Eddie Clark

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Teacher Page

  The human body functions as single unit comprised of different body systems.  The unit will investigate the anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of each system. 

The Task

After completing the following process you should be able to Name the systems of the body, list and identify the basic structures, and describe the function of each system. 

  Complete one of the following projects and complete a unit test.

  1. Complete the information and submit in a notebook.
  2. Illustrate and desribe the functions on posters.
  3. Complete a power point presentation.
  4. Prepare a product suitable to share with younger children.


The Process
  • A group will consist of 4 members, each person will receive a daily partcipation grade and a grade for the  final product, and a unit test grade.  The task can divided into roles,  principle investigator, web master, secretary/reporter, artist, etc.  The following sites should be used to produce the final product.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology web sites.



    Circulatory system

    Inteumentary system
    • Define the integumentary sytem and list the associated structures.
    • View various slides of epithelial structures.
    • Draw and label the structures of the skin.
    Skeletal system

       Look over the skeleton below.

       Choose three bones each, in the head region, arms, mid section, and legs.  Give exact location, function, and purpose in the body.

    Reproductive system

        The following links are guides to the female reproductive system.      The following links are guides to the male reproductive system. Urinary system Digestive system/Respiratory systems Endocrine system
    • Read and be familiar with the endocrine system. List four glands and one hormone from each gland listed.
    Muscular system
    • View the muscle tutorial and be able to identify the major muscles of the upper arm.
    Nervous system
    • View the nervous system. Be able to list the major parts of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.


    Individual Essay  Novice








    Meaning: the extent  to which the response shows sound interpretation and analysis of resources 
    No analysis of issues and events. Provides few accurate or relevant facts, examples or details.
    Superficial analysis of the issues and events. Includes several facts, examples and details but may also include some inaccurate information.
    Complete analysis of the issues and events. Sufficiently uses accurate and relevant facts, examples and details. 
    Insightful and complete analysis of the issues and events.
    Sensibly uses accurate and relevant facts, examples, and details. 
     20 points
    Development: the extent to which ideas are supported with specific and relevant evidence from the resources

    No use of facts, examples and details. Any reference to the documents is unclear.
    Uses few facts, examples and details from the documents 
    The analysis is not well developed.
    Includes relevant and accurate facts, details and examples
    Some ideas are more fully developed than others.
    Always  uses clear, relevant and accurate facts, examples and details to support the analysis
     20 points
    Organization: the extent to which the reponse shows direction and coherence


    The response does not have appropriate focus or organization.
    Basic structure but does not maintain focus. 
    Orderly sequence of ideas. Shows a clear plan of organization.
    Well developed focus of ideas. Sharp sense of a logical and clear organization.
     20 points
    Language Use: the extent to which the response shows an awareness of purpose and audience 
    Uses basic vocabulary with little or no awareness of purpose or audience. Show little variety in sentence structure.
    Mostly uses vocabulary from the texts. Limited awareness of purpose and audience. Occasionally varies sentence structure.
    Shows an awareness and purpose through word choice and varying sentence structure.
    Shows an in-depth awareness of purpose and audience through the use of sophisticated language and varying sentence structure.
     20 points
    Mechanics: the extent to which the response exhibits knowledge and skills in grammar, spelling and punctuation
    Frequent grammar and/or spelling errors make comprehension difficult.
    No editing or rewriting is evident.
    Errors do not make comprehension difficult.
    A few errors when using complex grammar structures.
    Very few errors occur.
    Evident that time and energy was spent to polish the response.
     20 points



    After completing this activity, students will understand the anatomy and function of the human body.

    Last updated on August 15, 1999. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page