Imagine that you have been asked to provide a presentation to a high school biology class.

Imagine that you have been asked to provide a presentation to a high school biology class. The teacher wants you to address the following topics in your presentation:

  • the endocrine system,
  • the skeletal system,
  • birth control methods,
  • the human senses, and
  • gross anatomy of the human brain.

Create a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint presentation that includes the following information.

  • Give examples of endocrine glands, and briefly explain what these glands do.
  • Explain a negative feedback loop using the thyroid system as an example; provide a visual aid to illustrate the loop (see suggestion below concerning searching for illustrations)
  • Describe gender differences in the human skeleton.
  • Identify an antagonistic muscle pair and explain how they work together.
  • Indicate the mode of action, risks, and efficacy of the following types of birth control:
  • Research STDs in the CSU Online Library:
  • List and briefly discuss:
  • Use the illustration of the brain below in one of your slides. (To copy and paste: Click on the image and press CTRL-C to copy it. Then, navigate to your slide, place your cursor where you want the illustration to be, and press CTRL-V to paste it on the slide.)

PowerPoint slides should not contain a lot of text; use speaker notes to provide the details of your presentation. For example, address the five areas in the graphic above in your speaker’s notes for that slide and briefly explain what each area is and what it does.

Include a title slide and a reference slide. In addition to providing references on a reference slide, you need to cite your material in the slides as appropriate; use APA format for your references and citations. The title and reference slides do not count toward the 10-12 slide requirement. There should be 10-12 slides of content plus a title slide and a reference slide for a total of 12-14 slides.

Suggestions for Searching for Illustrations

When looking for illustrations to use, it is suggested that you type the subject into a search engine and click “images.” For your presentation, you are allowed to copy and paste images (being sure to cite and reference them).

However, you are NOT allowed to copy and paste content, such as text, tables, and the like. As much as possible, your presentation needs to be in your own words.

  • As directed in the tutorial above, pay attention to the background and font colors in your presentation—try to avoid using plain black text on a white background, but also avoid using colors that are visually difficult to see, such as yellow text on a light background, or that are unpleasant, such as red text on a yellow background. Strive for a pleasing, visually appealing appearance.
  • Reminder: The speaker notes should provide the detail and discussion of your presentation, and everything in the presentation should be in your own words, not copied and pasted from a source.

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