Please Join Us!

What:  Human Body Systems is a collaborative Internet project

Who:  Students in upper primary and secondary school across the globe are welcome to join

When:  The project began in Spring 2005 and will continue during the 2005-2006 school year.

Where:  Your learning experience can take place in the classroom, computer lab, media center, and even at home.

Project Objectives

  • Students will work collaboratively online in order to describe the structures of the human digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems, and explain how they function to bring oxygen and nutrients to the cells and expel waste materials.

  • Students will develop important skills involved in New Literacies  in order to effectively use the Internet.

  • Students will work collaboratively to use their knowledge of these three systems to think about global issues such as stem cell research, healthy living and disease prevention as well as organ donation.

Research Purpose

The New Literacies Research Team at the University of Connecticut is conducting research in order to determine how we can best take advantage of the instructional potentials available in online learning -- specifically an Online Internet Project.

How:  E-mail the following information

  • Your Name

  • School

  • Grade Level

  • Geographic Location

  • Web Site url (not required)

Project Requirements:

Participants will study all or any of the human body systems listed on this web site. Choose any or the activities that are listed on this project.  You are most welcome to come up with your own activities.  If you do, please let us know and we will add it to our list.   Examples of work will be e-mailed to Susan Silverman for publication. We will post a maximum of 10 projects per class.  This web site will remain online as an educational resource.

Drawings by Meghan Coiro, Age 11, grade 6 and Sarah Coiro, Age 8, Grade 3

Funding by: North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)