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Body Systems, Structures, and Functions

Kit #804S
Body Systems, Structures, and Functions

Students learn about major organs and systems in the human body. First, they complete an activity that explores their current knowledge and ideas about the sizes and locations of specific organs. Then, they group Organ and Structure Cards and explore the functions of several human body systems. Next, students create a three-dimensional model of selected body systems. Finally, they color the organ systems on a diagram and test their knowledge of systems and organs as they revisit their earlier ideas.

Details at a Glance

  • 5 Days | 5 ~50 minute class periods
  • 1 Activity
  • Accommodates unlimited classes, each with 8 groups of 4 students
  • Meets our criteria for supporting literacy
  • All materials are non-consumable
  • Developed in partnership with SEPUP

Scientific Concepts

• Models are created for exploring and communicating scientific information.
• Human bodies have systems for digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, control, and coordination.
• Organs comprise these systems. Living systems demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.
Key Vocabulary: cell, circulatory system, digestive system, endocrine system, excretory system, function, integumentary system, muscular system, nervous system, organ, reproductive system, respiratory system, skeletal system, structure, system (body system), tissue

Guides & Student Sheets

Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.

  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Kit Components

  • 8 Lab-Aids human torso model sets
  • 8 sets of Organ and Structure Cards
  • 8 sets of modeling clay, 4 sticks/set (red, blue, green, yellow)
  • 8 sets of Body System Cards
  • 8 sets of Organ Function Cards
  • 8 sets of colored pencils
  • 32 Student Worksheet and Guides
  • 32 Student Sheet 1a-d, “Human Body Systems”
  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Color Transparency, “Systems to Cells 1”
  • 1 Color Transparency, “Systems to Cells 2”
  • Not included and needed for instruction: Rolls of bulletin board paper, clear plastic wrap, assorted markers.