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The Body System Mission
is a Web Quest with an exciting mission.
Imagine that you are part of an alien expedition to
Earth. Your job is to save your species by selecting the best human
body system to transport to your species, Homo Alientus. We'll be
happy to showcase your work.
- If you like online games, you've come to the right place!
Organs, muscles, skeletons and more!
Systems are Go! - Here's another entertaining and educational
game. Help poor Arnold find his missing body parts!
are you an expert now on all three systems? Try out this game to learn
more about infectious diseases that can affect these systems and how
they can be prevented!
Travel Brochure for the Human Body -
Students will design a luxury tour through the human body. Feel
free to print this PDF file for your students.
Body Systems Project - Students will work in groups to share information with their
classmates on the human body systems. You are welcome to print
this PDF document for classroom use.
The Respiratory and Circulatory Systems - Have
students explore the breathing mechanism: how oxygen enters the
body, passes into the blood, and is transported to body cells, where
it combines with digested food to release energy. An exploration of
the heart and blood vessels focuses on how oxygen and nutrients are
transported to body cells and how wastes are carried away for
eventual elimination. Students then use a siphon-pump model to
explore the double-pump action of the heart, which leads to an
investigation of heart rate and the factors that affect it.
All Systems Trivia Contest -
Jill Castek, a New
Literacies Team Member created this fun activity. Collect as many
fascinating facts as you can! Use the resources below.
Career Interview - Here's
another idea from Jill Castek. Students will select to either
interview a person whose career involves the chosen system of the
human body, or students may perform a role playing activity. Help
suggest careers for each system so that all interviews will not be
from physicians or coaches.
Body Carnival - Have
a Body Carnival! This resource has a host of hands-on activities for
students to try. The Amazing Body Quiz is a great opportunity for
students to work in a group and test their Internet Search skills to
find important information about different parts of the body.
Filamentality - Well, now that you've learned about all three
systems its time for you to be the teacher! Think of a topic --
Healthy Living, Ways to Prevent Diseases, How the Three Systems Work
Together are a few ideas. Use Filamentality to create your own web
page with activities!