Lesson Plan

Human Body Systems

Students will gain the knowledge that our bodies are comprised of various, intertwined systems.
Martha E.
Classroom teacher
Davis Creek Elementary School
Barboursville, WV
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My Grades 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to...

SC. identify that systems are made of parts that interact with one another.

SC. create models as representations of real things.

Grades 4
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1 Hook

Students will watch a slideshow, which is a quick overview of the body systems at http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/human-.... We will followup with a discussion. Students will then be asked to name systems and show some type of movement associated with each system.

20 minutes

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

I will present the website, KidsHealth.org, to the students. I will guide them through this website. They will see where to find short animated movies about each of the body systems that we will cover.

15 minutes

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Exploring

Students will navigate through KidsHealth.org in small groups to watch five animated videos about our body systems. There are also activities, such as naming bones, organs, and muscles, that the students will be instructed to find, print, and complete. I will circulate around the room as the students work.

2 45-minute periods

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

After navigating around the site and completing the printed activities, one student per group will be traced onto large bulletin board paper. Each group will be assigned a certain body system. Students will refer back to the web site as necessary to create their design. Each group will create a 3D body system on the paper that will represent their specific body system.

2 45-minute periods

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Presenting

Presenting-Each group of students will name the major body parts in their 3D diagrams, and they will explain the major functions of each system.

30 minutes

Web Site Quizzes-After everyone has presented their body systems, students will go back to KidsHealth.org to take quizzes on each system. They may show me their score as they finish each quiz. Students also have the capability to print each quiz.

45 minutes