Unit: The Human Body

During this inquiry unit children will be learning all about the human body and how the different systems function together. Children will be encouraged to work both on their own and to find answers to questions that interest them as well as work in small groups and to learn to complete the ‘inquiry cycle’ more independently.

We will be conducting several scientific experiments and focusing on learning how to write up an experiment using the Scientific Method (this is similar to written instructions in language arts).

As part of this unit and our work in the You can do it program the children will also be revising our learning about puberty (and the changes the human body goes through during this time) which was covered earlier in the school year

Linking Maths and The Human Body

1. Mini Me Measurement Project:

Step 1: Measure all the parts of your body correctly with a friend.Use a tape measure.

Step 1 MiniMe sheet Planning Sheet 2015

Step 2: Complete the measurement conversions on your sheet (cm to mm x by 1o)

Mini Me Step 2 and 3

Step 3: Make sure you include your height.Work out what you need to divide ALL your measurements by in order to make a correct scaled version of your body.Should you divide by 2, 3, 4 or 5?

Step 4: Transfer all your final measurements onto a blank outline of a skeleton.This sheet will help you complete your final body.

Step 4 Body Outline MiniMe Sheet 2016

Mini Me Step 4 Transfer measurements

Step 5: Start drawing your lines very accurately on an A3 piece of paper.

Mini Me step 5

Step 6: Once the outline of you body looks accurate you may decorate and dress your body any way you like.

Resources:

Here are some websites to help you learn as many facts as you can about one of the systems in the Human Body.Remember your goal is to work in a group to write up an Information Report on your topic.

GENRAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY 

All about the Human Body (ESOL friendly)

Kids Health Website (Kids, Adults, Teens)

How the Body works-Kids Health

Kids Medical Dictionary

ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY-First Aid

First Aid A-Z online

BRAIN FACTS

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/brain/ 

http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/brain.html 

http://mindjunks.com/10-amazing-facts-about-the-brain/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/humanbody/brain.html

http://www.nursingassistantcentral.com/blog/2008/100-fascinating-facts-you-never-knew-about-the-human-brain/

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM & RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (HEART AND LUNGS)

How the Heart Works

Blood Flow and the circulatory System/ heart

STUDY JAM-Circulatory

STUDY JAM-Respiratory

Heart and Circulatory System

Animation of the Blood system (Circulatory)

Facts about Blood and Blood Cells

Video of the circulatory System

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM and EXCRETORY Systems

STUDY JAM-How the Digestive and Other Body Systems work

MUSCULAR AND SKELETAL SYSTEMS

Study Jam-Muscular system

Study Jam-Skeletal System

Woodlands Junior-Muscles and Skeleton

NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ALL ABOUT THE BRAIN

Study Jam-Nervous System

IMMUNE AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS+ DISEASES+ Injury

Study Jam-How the immune systems works

Kids Health-Illness, injury and disease

Health problems of Grown ups

ALL ABOUT GENETICS/ REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

Woodlands Junior-Human Lifecycle

ALL ABOUT PUBERTY AND HOW YOUR BODY CHANGES

Kids Health-Puberty and Growing up

HEALTHY EATING AND LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Woodlands Junior-Healthy Living Information and Games

Examples of Student Information Report (Written and Raps/Songs)

Assessment -Info Report Group & Individual

Fact File -Body Systems and how they work together

Graphic Organiser

How to write Information Reports

Parent and Teacher Information_Report

sentence starter slips INFO REPhuman body

Student Example Digestive System Information Report

Student Example Muscular System

Student Example The Nervous System

Student exampleRespiratory System Information Report

The Human Machine Information Reports whole class

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