Human Anatomy Teacher Resources
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Human Body Organ Systems
Introduce human anatomy to your class, and then assign each group an organ system to research. Referencing books and the Internet, each group collaborates to develop a presentation using at least three different media. Their presentations are shared with the rest of the class so that everyone learns about each organ system.
7th - 9th Science
Human Anatomy- How Do We Move?
Students examine the muscular system. In this muscular system lesson, students first draw a realistic representation of their leg or arm bones. Students do several activities to attach these bones to "joints" with string to simulate the actual movement of our bodies.
3rd - 5th Science
Wired with Alexander Calder
Kids consider how the body functions and moves, how each structure has a specific movement and purpose. They apply that idea as they construct a sculptural piece that moves. For inspiration they look to the work of Alexander Calder, examine his mobiles and then design and create one as a class.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Making and Using a Gel Person to Teach Human Anatomy
Students investigate organs, anatomical planes and transverse sections of the human body using gel people. In this human anatomy lesson plan, students use gel molds, gel and food items to make models of the human body. They create a scanning image of the gel body, they make transverse cuts, and they identify anatomical planes.
9th - 12th Science
New Town Health Club
Learners taking Human Anatomy and Physiology design a health club. They analyze the structure and function of various muscle groups and determine what exercise equipment works best for each muscle group, and using a desktop publishing program they design and print a brochure or print advertisement for their health club.
9th - 12th Science
Life Cycle: Diversity in a Balance
In this life cycle workbook, 3rd graders complete several different activities in which they analyze different invertebrates, identify arthropods, examine human biology and plants, and study natural environments. 20 different activities make up this life cycle workbook.
Heredity and Genes
Students examine how genes contribute to hereditary traits using a variety of resources. In this heredity and genes instructional activity, students read and discuss the assigned portions of Human Anatomy & Physiology by Elaine Marieb before accessing virtual resources at assigned web sites.
Higher Ed Science
What reading strategies improve comprehension? Give your class a few strategies to try while they read this short passage on education and science. Then, have them complete the multiple choice questions that follow. The answers are especially helpful, as they have an explanation of how one could find the answer in the text
8th - 9th English Language Arts
English Exercises: Mysteries of Anatomy
Consider this online interactive activity as a way to practice the names that often accompany human anatomy, such as the crown of the head and the roof of the mouth. Learners select an anatomy word with a double meaning from a drop-down menu to fill in 13 blanks in a poem about anatomy.
5th - 7th Science