Human Body

Lesson 11

Objective

Describe how the bladder works and why by describing the connection between a series of scientific ideas or concepts.

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Target Task

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Describe how the bladder works and why the bladder is an important part of the urinary system.

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Key Questions

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  • Why does your bladder stretch as it fills up?

  • Why does the author include the images of a plum, an orange, and a grapefruit? How do they contribute to our understanding of the text?

  • How do the x-rays contribute to our understanding of the bladder?

  • Why does the bladder have a waterproof lining? What would happen if it didn't?

  • What is the author teaching about in the section "What Is Urine?"

  • Why is potty training important?

  • What is the main topic of this section of text? How do you know?

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.2.3 — Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

  • RI.2.7 — Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.