Course title

PLTW Human Body Systems



Course description

In the Human Body Systems (HBS) course; students examine the interactions of body systems as they explore identity; communication; power; movement; protection; and homeostasis. Students design experiments; investigate the structures and functions of the human body; and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement; reflex and voluntary action; and respiration. Exploring science in action; students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin; work through interesting real world cases; and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries. Students practice problem solving with structured activities and progress to open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning; documentation; communication; and other professional skills.

School country

United States

School state


School city

Villa Park

High school

Villa Park High School

School / district Address

18042 Taft Ave

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Deferred date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science; we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

Online / Virtual