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Richmond Hill High School
Grade 12 Science: Homeostasis Presentations
In groups of 2, prepare a 20 minute presentation on one of the following: excretion in lower organisms (single cell, insects, worms, fish); human kidney structure & function; kidney disease; kidney transplants; steriod & protein hormones; thyroid/parathyroid disorders; nervous system structure/organization; eye; hearing; brain; malfunctions of immune system. Include bibliography of variety of sources and visual aids (skit, activity, game, poster, overheads).
Reference Sources
Books
  • Bugs: insects, spiders, centipedes, millipedes, and other closely related arthropods (595.7 LOW)
  • Kidney disorders (616.61 MIL)
  • Simple guide to thyroid disorders: from diagnosis to treatment (616.44 RUG)
  • The human nervous system: introduction and review (612.8 NOB 1991)
  • The way of the cell: molecules, organisms, and the order of life (571.6 HAR)
  • The web of life: a new scientific understanding of living systems (574.01 CAP)
  • Thyroid disorders: a practical guide to understanding the causes and treatments (616.44 HIL 1997)
Online Databases
  • EBSCOHost  (Search terms: "Enter topic from your list, i.e., kidney disease")
  • eLibrary Canada  (Search terms: "Enter topic from your list, i.e., single cell organism")
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