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Medical Detectives Overview MD Class is an elective class. Students will play the role of medical detectives as they learn about pathogens, analyze genetic tests, diagnose a disease, and study DNA evidence at a “Crime Scene”. They solve medical mysteries through hands-on labs and activities.
Health class for sixth graders will focus on all aspects of the health triangle: physical, mental and social. See course outline below for the topics we cover as part of this class.
Health triangle model
Myth/Fact Lesson & safe use of technology for research
Mental Health Topics (student choices)
ThinkFirst Program out of Northwestern
Fall/Spring - walk and bike to school days
Nutrition Healthy Choices
Importance of Water, Fiber and Calcium
Growth, Development & Hygiene Unit Dates: April 25 - May 10
You are Unique: Intro to Growth, Heredity and the Environment
Photo Diary Project due: Wednesday, May 8
Photo Diary Project Details and Vocabulary Day - April 25
Heredity - "You are Unique" - April 26
Endocrine System - April 29
Secondary Sex Characteristics - April 30
Reproductive Systems Female - May 1 & Male - May 2
Videos -- Split Classes - May 6 = Changed due to play assembly!!
Hygiene - May 3 & 7
Abstinence/STIs - May 8 (same day as Photo Diary is due)
Unit review -May 9 & 10 (we will fill out review sheet, play review games) Unit test - May 13