Cells and Homeostasis: Doctor You!

Today we applied our learning of body systems to our study of Josh.  Students thought deeply about which body systems were affected when Josh became sick and shared their ideas with each other and on a worksheet.  Students then were challenged to think of themselves as Josh’s doctor.  They were tasked with coming up with three possible diagnoses for Josh, and then finding out which medical tests to order.  To identify the “normal” laboratory values of each available tests, students visited TheBody.com.  Students are challenged to hypothesize how Josh’s lab values might be affected by each diagnosis.


  • What do the lab tests actually measure?
  • Why do the values change when a person is sick?
  • How do the values return to the “normal” range?