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slap jack
Slap Jack

Play slap jack 3 times with your partner. Break the stack of cards in half each person turns over a card and puts it in a pile between the two players, when a jack card turns up be the fastest player to slap the jack. Then take the cards under the jack, the player with the most cards at the end wins.

  • What major organs of the nervous system did you use to play?
  • What function(s) of the nervous system did you use?
  • How are your reflexes and the nervous system connected?
  • What are the levels of organization specific to the nervous system?
  • What is the stimulus and response to playing Slap Jack?

Integumentary (Skin) System

S: A person walks outside while it is snowing wearing shorts.

R: A person get chill bumps and begins to shiver.


Lymphatic (Immune) System

S: A germ is swallowed when a person eats with dirty hands.

R: A person’s temperature increases and then vomits.


Digestive System

S: A person eats a candy bar.

R:The intestines break down the candy bar and absorb nutrients.


Urinary System

S: A person’s body has elevated levels of fluid.

R:A person’s bladder fills up.


Excretory System

S: A person’s body has a large amount of waste collecting in the large intestines.

R: A person has to go to the restroom.


Circulatory System

S:Plaque begins to stick to artery walls, narrowing the vessel.

R:Blood pressure increases.

Blood pressure – force blood exerts on walls of veins


What does the pipette, the water, and balloon represent in this model of the circulatory system?

  • The action of applying pressure to and releasing pressure from the pipette demonstrates what function of the circulatory system?
  • What is a limitation of using this model as opposed to the human body?
  • Place a bean in the balloon, what does the bean represent?
  • What would happen if you squeezed water through the pipette leaving the bean in the balloon, how would the experiment be different?


  • In your own words write the function for the circulatory system.
  • Rank the three main structures of the circulatory system and give the reason for your rankings.
  • While running outside you stop to rest at a park bench, what happens to your heart rate while you are resting on the bench?
  • Using the scenario above how would the heart rates be different if we compared the rates of a 300 lb. woman to a 140 lb. woman? Explain your answer.

Respiratory System

S: A person visits a mountain so high that the air is very thin.

R:A person must increase the breathing rate to sustain normal oxygen levels.


Nasal cavity



lung capacity
Lung Capacity
  • What are the independent and dependent variables used when finding lung capacity?
  • What type of graph would you create to show the collected data?
  • Put in your own words the meaning of lung capacity.
  • Why would it be important for someone to know there lung capacity?

Skeletal System

S: A person is hit in the chest..

R: The person’s internal organs are not hurt.


Muscular System

S: A football is thrown to a wide receiver..

R: The receiver raises his hands and catches the ball.


Endocrine System

S: A person has just been confronted with a grizzly bear.

R: A person secretes adrenaline to enact the fight or flight response.


Reproductive System

S: An egg has reached the uterus and has not been fertilized..

R: A female begins her period.