Diagnosis Derby

Diagnosis Derby: Work with the doctor and patients in the Caterwaul Clinic to diagnose their diseases. Given access to a set of tests that can be performed, along with The Big Book of Diseases, find all the abnormal results for a patient and determine which disease they must have.

Standards Covered in Quest line:

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  • LS1.A: Structure and Function


  • Developing and Using Models
  • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Cross Cutting Concepts:

  • Systems and System Models
  • Structure and Function
  • Stability and Change

HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on functions at the organism system level such as nutrient uptake, water delivery, and organism movement in response to neural stimuli. An example of an interacting system could be an artery depending on the proper function of elastic tissue and smooth muscle to regulate and deliver the proper amount of blood within the circulatory system.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include interactions and functions at the molecular or chemical reaction level.]