In this lesson which emphasizes hands-on, inquiry-based activities, students will create two models of the digestive system and determine the correct placement of various organs of the digestive system. Students will use the model to compare mechanical and chemical digestion. Students will use information provided by the model to explain why food spends various amounts of time in a particular organ. To extend the learning of this module, students will design an experiment to determine the effect of introducing new foods to a baby’s diet. The module also includes a presentation, a word search puzzle, and a bingo game emphasizing vocabulary words related to the digestive tract.
Your skeleton gives your body a supporting frame and protects your internal organs. The skeletal system is attached to the muscular system, and they work together, allowing your body to move.
This resource presents a short slide show about the human skeletal system. This resource could serve as background information before students construct a model of organ systems. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.
All day long, electrical impulses are being sent through the entire body by way of the nervous system. The central components of the nervous system that make it all work are the brain, spinal cord, and nerve endings.
The classroom resource provides a video that will describe the parts and processes of the nervous circulatory system. The information presented in this video can provide background knowledge before students create their own models. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.
Your muscular system helps your vital organs function, and it also performs another very important job. The muscular system is attached to your skeletal system, and that is what allows you to move.
This resource presents a short slide show about the human muscular system. The information presented in this video can provide background knowledge before students create their own models. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.
Students build a stronger understanding of how the human body is organized and interacts with microbes through a series of articles and videos and by creating a human body microbial map. Then they create a public service announcement on a specific microbe.
In this lesson, students will be able to explain the relationship between the structure of the muscular system and its function. Students develop an argument on how the body, including the muscular system, is a system composed of a specialized group of cells and tissues. This is a complete lesson plan that includes multiple videos, learning activities, worksheets, and PowerPoint about the role and function of the muscular system.
In this lesson, students will build on their knowledge of the brain and nervous system in order to write about how their nervous systems help them cope with a change in the environment. Students will learn about different parts of the brain and nervous system. They will understand the nervous system as a whole system with different parts that work together to help humans survive and function.
In this lesson, students will explore the chemical and physical effects of alcohol on these human body organ systems: the digestive system, the central nervous system, the circulatory system, and the endocrine system. Students work in groups to study the four body systems. Some students focus on how a particular body system works and they prepare a presentation on it. Other students look at how impairments to these systems can affect an individual's life.
In this lesson, students will examine the skin and how it functions as an organ and as part of a larger body system. In order to do this lesson, students should be aware of other organ systems and have knowledge about the anatomy of the human skin.