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Anatomy and Physiology

Division: B – Middle School

NC Essential Standards Alignment: Biology

Event Rules: See the National Rules Manual

National Event Page: Here

Description:

This event is usually done as stations that teams rotate through, though it can also be set up as a sit down test with more in-depth case studies.  Teams may be viewing any combination of models, pictures, diagrams/charts, or recorded/written descriptions. They will then be asked to answer questions (multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, etc)  related to the samples including but not limited to: basic anatomy identification, related diseases and conditions, making observations, inferences, predictions, calculations, analyses and conclusions.  The systems for the 2023 tournament season are respiratory, digestive, and immune.

Materials:

Each team may bring one 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper which may be in a protector sealed by tape or laminated, that may contain information on both sides in any form and from any source without any annotations or labels affixed along with two stand-alone non-programmable, non-graphing calculators.

Scoring:

High score wins. Predetermined questions and the quality of free-response answers will be used to break ties.

Recommendations:

  • The topics to be covered are clearly outlined in the official rules. Write these topics out and make notes as you study each area.
  • For each area, make sure basic anatomy can be identified both in a diagram and on a model.
  • Have a definitions page to study from for each topic area for tricky terms.

Event Resources:

General Anatomy, covers all systems:
InnerBody interactive study tool will help ID parts and recommend resources for diseases and conditions of whichever body system/part you have clicked on
Interactive study tool from Healthline
Instant Anatomy
Anatomy of the Human Body
Human Anatomy Online

A Map of the Cardiovascular System

Media

None