This event is usually done as stations that teams rotate through. It can also be done as an individual test taking event, where each station has been copied into a test booklet for the team. Teams may be viewing any combination of models, pictures, diagrams/charts, or recorded/written descriptions. They will then be asked to answer questions (multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, etc) related to the samples including but not limited to: basic anatomy identification, related diseases and conditions, making observations, inferences, predictions, calculations, analyses and conclusions. The topic for the 2017 tournament season is the structure and function of the nervous & endocrine systems and the sense organs.
Materials: Teams MUST bring a writing instrument. Teams may also bring 2 non-programmable calculators and one 8.5 x 11" two-sided page of notes in any form.
Event Leader will provide all samples and testing equipment necessary to complete the test, the official test and answer sheet.
Scoring: High score wins. Predetermined questions and the quality of free-response answers will be used to break ties.
- Every year a handful of teams are not able to bring their calculator into the event because they do not bring the proper type. Be sure calculators brought to the event are NON-programmable.
- - While only one page of notes is allowed in the actual event, make a notebook to study from.
- - The topics to be covered are clearly outlined in the official rules. Write these topics out and make notes as you study each area.
- - For each area, make sure basic anatomy can be identified both in a diagram and on a model.
- - Have a definitions page to study from for each topic area for tricky terms.
2016 Coaches Institute handout (2017 rules)
Make a pipecleaner neuron
The effect of caffeine on Daphnia lab
Test your reflexes
General Anatomy, covers all systems:
InnerBody interactive study tool will help ID parts and recommend resources for diseases and conditions of whichever body system/part you have clicked on
Interactive study tool from Healthline
Anatomy of the Human Body
AMA Atlas of the Body
Human Anatomy Online
HealthQuest.The Natural Science Center in Greensboro has a new permanent human body and health exhibit called HealthQuest! This Exhibit combines 21st century medical science with state-of-the-art videography, real preserved human bodies, a unique End-of-Life section and over a hundred ‘kid-cool’ interactives. HealthQuest provides visitors a memorable experience and journey into personal health that showcases how choices in life impact our major body systems.
A Map of the Cardiovscular System
Regional Event - 2014 rules (nervous, integumentary, immune)
Example Event - 2008 rules (Nervous and circulatory)
Regional Test - 2010 rules (Skeletal, muscular, endocrine)
Resources for body systems not in this year's topics:
Skeletal System presentation
2014 Coaches Institute Handout (2015 Rules- Cardiovascular, Integumentary, Immune)
Skin layers model activity
Skin layers Trifle activity
Pictures and Video: