Upper-level Special Day Class (SDC) students deepen their understanding of the body and its various systems by creating a life-sized, layered model of the human body. The skeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, and nervous systems are among the aspects of the body that are represented using different materials that are attached to clear film (acetate). Each layer of the acetate can be shown individually to emphasize a particular system, or all of the acetate layers can be placed together to reveal the human body. The project is paired with extensive research and a final educational performance.
CCSS English Language Arts: RI.5.9; W.5.7; SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.4; NGSS: 4-LS1- 1 with a focus on Disciplinary Core Idea LS1.A; NCAS Visual Arts: Cr1.1.5a, Cr1.2.5a, Cr2.1.5a