intro to human body systems
In the basic lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of systems as it applies to the body using the “Hokey Pokey” song and comparing object systems to the human body system. Then using body part pictures, the students will group the parts using their own classifying choice and describe why they grouped the body parts the way they did. Using activity cubes, the students will identify what body parts are used for each activity presented on the cube. Using body part cubes, the students will identify the name and function of the body part.
The advanced lesson is an excellent way to teach students about the six human body systems. Each system has a separate activity-based lesson where the students will explore and learn the name of the major organs and function of each system.
1.1: Develop abilities necessary to safely conduct scientific inquiry, including asking questions about objects, events, and organisms in the environment.
Make observation using the five senses
Record observations by drawing or orally explaining
3.1: Identify that plants and animals have structures and systems that serve functions for growth, survival, and reproduction.
List characteristics of living organisms (body systems)
Equipment Provided in the Kit
2 Human Body part cubes
Body Part Apron
Human Torso Model (Box)
Human Brain and Skull Model (Bag)
“The Human Body Book”
Craft sticks and Pipe cleaner ties
Muscle/ bone/joint demo set
Respiratory/Cardiovascular System Chart
Nervous System Chart
Heart and Muscle Cards
Carbon Dioxide Cards
Small water pump and Bowl for water
Hollow tube (windpipe)
“What Happens to a Hamburger” by Paul Showers
5 Empty food boxes
Hollow tube (esophagus)
Brown paper bag
“My Five Senses” by Margaret Miller
Word Cards – LEG MUSCLES, ARM MUSCLES, HEART, LUNGS, BACK MUSCLES
for more information:
Lauren Rivers, STEM Enrichment Director