Mr. Snider  Create your own Extraplanetary Organism Project  SOCES

Objective: To show understanding of the organs and interaction of organ systems of the body.

Standards: Physiology: 9 Human bodies keep relatively stable (Homeostasis) because organ
systems physically fit and work together, despite the outside environment. P9a: cells are given O2
and nutrients, and wastes are taken away by the major body systems.
P9b: the nervous system helps the body react to changes from the inside and outside.
P9f:* where enzymes, stomach acid and bile are released and what each does.
P9g:* the job of the kidneys is to take out wastes (nitrogenous) and what the liver does to take
toxins from blood and keep sugar (glucose) constant.
Physiology: 10 Organisms have a lot of ways to fight disease.  P10a: what the skin does to help
defend the body against infection.
P10b: antibodies help the body respond to infection.

You are Carl Linnaeus, a great biologist.  You have recently found a new species on another
planet. Your job is to describe and illustrate the new organism you have discovered.  Give a
complete description of all of the organs and their functions, as well as the new/unique organ that
this new species has.

Each organism must have the following descriptions in detail:
1. How the organism gets its energy (digestive system).
2. How it exchanges gasses with its environment (respiratory system).
3. How it gets rid of wastes (solid and liquid) (excretory + digestive systems).
4. How it moves materials throughout its body (circulatory + lymphatic systems).
5. How it senses its environment & controls the functions of its body (nervous + endocrine
6. How it moves (muscular + skeletal systems).
7. How it supports and protects itself (skeletal system).
8. How it is protected from its environment (integumentary + immune systems).
9. What the unique organ or function of this organism is.

• Grading will be based on the description of each organ and general description of how they
work together.  At least one illustration of the exterior and interior of the organism is required.

• Each system is 8 points. (88 total)  Each organ’s function must be described to earn credit.

• Illustrations are 10+ points (at least one external and internal - 5 points each, additional ones 2
pts each for a max of 5 E.C.).

• The unique organ is 10 points. (Description and function as well as how it changes the

Extra credit may be earned for additional details about interactions between body systems, or
more details about the organism and its environment.

Score Description                                                          Drawing
4 Described completely and correctly                               Shows all organs, all labeled correctly
3 Described complete and most correct S                         hows most organs, most labeled right
2 Most described and more than ½ correct                       Shows some organs, some labeled
1 Some described and most not correct                            Shows few/ no organs, not labeled

Scoring Guide
1) Completed organ systems                         88
      Each organ included (30 max)
4) Drew internal and external views              5 each
5) Unique organ picture and description          10