I created this module for sub plans where students are learning about connective tissues. Tissues are usually the 1st or 2nd chapter in anatomy textbooks. I usually don’t spend a lot of time on this section and focus mainly on the skin.
Students have already learned about epithelial tissues with epidermolysis bullosa as an anchoring phenomenon. EB is a condition where the skin is very fragile and tears at the slightest touch. The underlying issue is that cells fail to make a type of collagen that anchors the skin. Thus, EB is a good bridge topic between those two types of connective tissue.
The slides also include a short section on how Vitamin C is necessary for the production collagen. Scurvy is caused by a deficiency in Vitamin C.
The first slide outlines the objectives:
- Learn the structures and functions of connective tissue
- Identify different types of connective tissue
- Explore disorders related to connective tissue
Students progress through the slides and answer questions on each one. Some may require students to click a link to view other information that can help them with labels or answering questions. A final “synthesis” questions asks students to explain why connective tissue is important for life functions. The slides are similar to what I use for direct instruction tissues, but in this case, students are more self directed. I also use this connective tissue coloring for reinforcement.
We have several boxes of histology slides that students can view, but that’s mainly for additional practice with the microscopes. Histology is beyond the scope of my anatomy class.
FYI, the link to the google slides for the Connective Tissues Learning Module does not work.
Thanks! It should be fixed now, here’s a direct link to the slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ev_PSPC8z7IoEd86Cbjz8SLnckofqC3bVhlFZs4hdIU/edit?usp=sharing
I have quite a few teachers that use this site to access shared Google files. We have a policy now where we block access to outside sources unless whitelisted. Would it be possible to list either the domain or email account that this file was shared under. I’ve tried both biologycorner.com as well as creativecommons.org and neither seem to match the author of the files.
Thanks in advance
I run into similar problems with my school account. Some of my files are on that account so that I can access them at work. It’s become a mess, with duplicate files everywhere! This file is listed under [email protected] if that helps. A workaround would be to access it from a personal account and then copy to your school account.