Your “Fantastic Voyage!” is continuing. You are still a video reporter piloting a mini-sub that has been put through a miniaturization process making you and the sub only 8 microns long. This time, you have been swallowed by a 55 year old man eating a hamburger, french fries and a root beer.
For the first portion of the mission, you are to pilot your sub through the gastrointestinal tract to monitor the digestion of his meal. Describe all major structures you pass by or through, just like a tour guide would do. Also describe what happens to the meal during the digestion process. Once you arrive at the distal ileum, go through the mucosal membrane and enter the bloodstream via the Superior Mesenteric Vein.
Now in the bloodstream, you are to go to the left kidney, following the rules of the road Rules of the Road:
Rules of the Road:
You may never go the wrong way down a “one-way street”
You are not allowed to “create” new roads
You may choose any possible route
Trace your path from the superior mesenteric vein to the left renal artery, via the hepatic portal vein, heart and lungs. Once again, describe all major structures you pass by or through (but you don’t need to indicate every “side road”).
Once you’ve arrived at the kidney, enter the nearest nephron by crossing the glomerular membrane into Bowman’s capsule. Describe the structures you see, and narrate what happens as you travel through the urinary tract, until you leave the body via the urethra.
Based on your first-hand observations, wrap up your report by explaining the integration of the body systems in maintaining homeostasis. You must include at least the circulatory, digestive and urinary systems in your explanation.
Write a 3-5 page informative essay (including separate title and reference pages) that answers the questions posed in the assignment. The paper must be 1000-1200 words.
Your work should include a viewpoint and purpose, be written in Standard American English and demonstrate excellent content, organization, style and mechanics. Your communication should be highly ordered, logical and unified. Your paper should be double spaced, with 1-inch margins, and be a minimum of 3-5 pages long in addition to a cover page and reference page. Use a font such as Times New Roman, with a font size no larger than 12 point. Correct grammar and punctuation are required. Include a separate title page that has the following information centered on the page:
Title of Paper
HS130, Section #
Unit #9 Assignment
The paper you submit must be your own work. If you borrow ideas from printed sources or from people you have spoken to or heard speak, be certain to cite the sources of those ideas, even when paraphrasing. Include separate cover and reference pages that is formatted as per APA guidelines. At least two professional references (other than your textbook) must be included in your paper. Medical dictionaries and encyclopedias are not to be included as one of the two minimum references. For information in formatting per APA guidelines, visit Kaplan’s Writing Center.
Submitting Your Assignment
Put your project in a Word document. Save it in a location and with a name you will remember, using the following naming convention: username-assignment-unit#.doc.
When you are ready to submit it, click on the Dropbox and complete the steps below:
Click the link that says Submit an Assignment.
In the "Submit to Basket" menu, select Unit 9: Assignment.
In the "Comments" field, include at least the name of the assignment.
Click the Add Attachments button.
Follow the steps listed to attach your Word document.
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it.
Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted project.
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