bodies of balance

Your neighbor knows that you are taking Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I) at Kaplan

University and asks a favor of you. Her daughter is an 8th grader at a local Middle/Junior High School and is part of the Science club. They are excited because they have just learned that a general A&P course will be offered in the local high school next year. They would like you to come and give a presentation on what they have been told is one of the most important topics of A&P – homeostasis. You agree to do it and have decided to use one of the three systems you have studied in SC121 to date as an example. You will need to put together a power point presentation that conveys the information in simple terms to the students.

There are three parts to this power point presentation:

Part 1

As an introduction, discuss the following with at least one slide for each bullet point:

  • Introduce yourself and sum up what you will be presenting.
  • Explain what an Anatomy and Physiology class is – what is studied in such a class?
  • Explain homeostasis in a way your audience will understand it and why this concept is so crucial to A&P.
  • What is a feedback mechanism and what are its components?
  • What is a positive feedback mechanism?
  • What is a negative feedback mechanism?
  • List all of the organs and or components of the system.
  • Explain what each organ and component does.
  • How do these organs and/or components help each other to meet the overall function of the system that it has in the body?
  • Discuss the homeostatic feedback mechanism associated with this system (assigned above). Is it negative or positive?
  • Explain how that feedback mechanism works and how it helps keep the body in homeostasis.
  • You are encouraged to add images to help illustrate these concepts.
  • Remember, you can only choose from the three systems/feedback mechanisms listed above!
  • Compare the body system that you just described to any other system in the body – do the two systems work together or do they work independently of one another?
  • If these two systems work together, please provide an example. Do they need each other to function? Why or why not.
  • Conclusion for the presentation – what do you find particularly interesting about A&P that you think will make them excited to take the class?
  • Be sure to include the following: a title slide, introductory slide, in-text citations where applicable, conclusion slide and a reference slide.
  • Include all talking points (exactly what you would say to the class) for every slide under ‘Notes’.
  • Use images (with citations) as appropriate to create an effective and professional presentation.
  • Presentations should include short descriptions and labels. Do not write out full paragraphs of information on each slide. Remember that you want to tell the story during the presentation and not have everyone reading your slides the entire time. Take note of the slides used during seminar as a helpful guide.
  • Use APA style for all citations.
  • Avoid plagiarism. Do not cut and paste directly from the source in the slides.
  • Make certain that your presentation is free of grammar and spelling errors.

Part 2

For the next part you will need to describe one system of the body and one homeostatic mechanism for that system. You may only choose one system and its associated feedback mechanism from the list below.

Skeletal system – calcium homeostasis

Muscular system – thermoregulation

Integumentary system – thermoregulation

For the chosen system:

Part 3

For the last part:

There is a power point template for this presentation, which can be found in Course Resources. Add your own wording into this template by writing over the existing information on each slide which is there to help guide you only. Beneath each slide under ‘Notes’ you will include all of your talking points – including everything that you would say to the class.

The PowerPoint presentation should contain approximately 16-20 slides in total – the equivalent to a 10-minute presentation. You should not delete any slides from the template, but if you want to expand and add additional slides, you are welcome to do so.

Slides should be brief and bulleted.