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 2: Complete the measurement conversions on your sheet (cm to mm x by 1o)
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 5: Start drawing your lines very accurately on an A3 piece of paper.
Step 6: Once the outline of you body looks accurate you may decorate and dress your body any way you like.
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
Kids Health Website (Kids, Adults, Teens)
ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY-First Aid
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM & RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (HEART AND LUNGS)
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM and EXCRETORY Systems
MUSCULAR AND SKELETAL SYSTEMS
IMMUNE AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS+ DISEASES+ Injury
ALL ABOUT GENETICS/ REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
ALL ABOUT PUBERTY AND HOW YOUR BODY CHANGES
HEALTHY EATING AND LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Examples of Student Information Report (Written and Raps/Songs)