The Human Body Display and Demonstration

Fifth Grade

Wednesday, May 20 – Oral Classroom Presentation

 

For this project, you will choose some aspect or system of the human body. You can choose to research nutrition, the effects of exercise, a specific disease and the cure, the history of antibiotics, the cardiac, digestive, neurological, renal, skeletal, or muscular system of the body. You can explain and demonstrate the workings of the tongue, ears, and eyes. You must make a demonstration for others to try or build a model, and your display should contain lots of information about your topic. You may design an accompanying experiment if you choose, but the report and demonstration should be the focus of your project. Your report should be 6-8 pages long and should show a deep understanding of your chosen system.

 

Length and expectations:

The length of any given section will be determined by the amount of information you can find and the space necessary to explain it thoroughly. Much like your American Government reports, your final report will be divided up into sections. However the specific layout and topics of sections will be less rigid, leaving you to plan out some logical topics for your specific report. We need to understand your system. Your report should obviously be fully edited for spelling and grammar. As with any report, every word must always be either your own (paraphrased from your research) or a quotation. Your report must be presented extremely neatly and typed.

While some class time will be available for working on your projects, most of this will be homework. As such, you will continue to have a lighter than usual homework load in language arts.

 

 

All reports must have the following:

 

Cover

The cover should have the title of the report, your name, and the date. It should be illustrated in some way that reflects the subject of the report.

Title page

The title page should have the title of your report, your name, the date, and your school name.

Table of Contents

This is a list of every section in the report and the page on which it can be found.

Introduction

Give an overview/summary of your research. Invite your reader to enjoy your report. Talk about where you found your information and who helped you complete the report.

Illustrations

Your report must include at least two relevant hand drawn illustrations that help readers understand your topic. This does not include the cover.

Conclusion

Since the conclusion of an expository report should often engage your reader directly and focus on the future, tell the reader why they should care about the subject of your report (not simply, “You like your teeth, don’t you?”) invite them to learn more about the subject and give them advice how to do it. This is the “So What?” section.

Bibliography

You must keep a list of all of your source materials. List the Author, Publisher, Title, and Date of the publication if it is a book. You must use information from at least two books. If it is a website, you must list the URL, Page title, Website name, Author (if available), and date you accessed the site. It must be a reputable site to be used for report writing.

 

 

Due dates:

 

3/13: Choose your topic by this date. Have it approved both by your parents and by Deric. This topic may not change after this day.

 

3/20: Preliminary report outline due, along with an annotated bibliography of two sources.

 

3/27: Report outline due, along with an annotated bibliography of four sources.

 

4/10: A draft of a section explaining the basic purpose/function of your system.

 

4/17: A draft of a section explaining what body parts are involved with your system due.

 

4/24: A paragraph explaining how you are making your report memorable is due.

 

5/1: A drawing of your display is due.

 

5/8: “Final” Draft due. This means all components except for the visual aids are due.

 

5/15 Actual Final draft due

 

5/20: Oral presentation of report and visual aids.