Developed in partnership with the film Dying To Live, this Year 9 Science unit has been designed to assist students in understanding a real world issue through the investigation of body systems and scientific claims.
This unit introduces students to the personal stories of Zaidee, Kate, and Holly from the documentary film Dying to Live, who each have been affected by issues related to organ and tissue donation. Through visual and written resources, videos, role play, and practical components, students will investigate the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and respiratory systems, and learn about kidney and lung function. They will also conduct research and make recommendations on specific topics related to deceased organ and tissue donation, address misconceptions, and model impaired kidney and lung function. By the end of the unit, students will have a deeper understanding of organ and tissue donation and its impact on individuals and society.
Cool Australia, Aquarius Productions and Intrinsic Story would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of GoodPitch² Australia, Shark Island Institute, and Documentary Australia Foundation in the development of these teaching resources.