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Subjects

Health
--Our Bodies
Science
--Life Sciences
----Biology

Grade

3-5
6-8
9-12

Brief Description

Students explore the human body and then draw or construct and label as many body organs and/or systems as possible.

Objectives

Students will

  • explore an interactive web site about the human body;
  • trace outlines of their own bodies;
  • draw or construct in the outline and then label as many body organs and/or systems as possible.

Keywords

Human body, anatomy, body systems

Materials Needed

Lesson Plan

Briefly discuss with students the major body systems and review how those systems function. Encourage students to explore on their own one of the web sites about the human body, for example The Virtual Body (for younger students) or The Inner Body (for older students).

Then arrange students into pairs and ask each student to trace an outline of his or her partner's body on a large piece of butcher paper. Invite each student to draw (or create with construction paper) as many body organs and/or systems as possible within the outline. Encourage students to label their drawings.

Extension Activity: Invite students to use the information theyve learned, as well as additional information from sites such as Health Trivia, to create a human body trivia game.

Assessment

Assess students based on the correct placement and labeling of body organs and/or systems.

Lesson Plan Source

EducationWorld.com

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH: Health
GRADES K - 4
NPH-H.K-4.2 Health Information, Products and Services
GRADES 5 - 8
NPH-H.5-8.1 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
GRADES 9 - 12
NPH-H.9-12.1 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

SCIENCE
GRADES K - 4
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
GRADES 5 - 8
NS.5-8.3 Life Science
GRADES 9 - 12
NS.9-12.3 Life Science

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