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The Human Body:
A Life-Size Model on Paper

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Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Health
  • Science

Grade

  • PreK
  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Brief Description

Help students create a life-size model of the human body's inside parts.

Objectives

Students learn about parts of the body as they create a life-size paper model of the human body's parts. This "model" can be as sophisticated as the students might make it, which is why this is such a great activity for use across the grades.

Keywords

body, human body, heart, intestines, brain, anatomy

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • a roll of kraft paper, miscellaneous art supplies

Lesson Plan

  • Have students work in pairs to complete the first part of this activity. Provide each student with a sheet of kraft paper about 6 inches longer than the student's height.
  • Tell the pairs of students that one will lie down on the sheet of paper. The student's arms should be at least a few inches from his or her side so there is space between the arms and the body. Tell that student to stay very still while the other student traces the outline of the body with a dark crayon or marker. Then have the students switch places and trace the other student's body.
  • Help students cut out their body silhouettes and write their names on the back.
  • As the class studies each part of the body, have each student create a paper model of the part and attach it in its correct position to the silhouette. As the students' study progresses, the silhouettes become life-size models!

Assessment

Evaluate students on their ability to identify the different parts of the body and the roles those body parts play.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

Science:
NS.K-4.6
NS.5-8.3
NS.9-12.3

Visual Arts:
NA-VA.K-4.6
NA-VA.5-8.6
NA-VA.9-12.6

Health:
NPH-H.K-4.1
NPH-H.5-8.1
NPH-H.9-12.1

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