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Students explain the various activities that are constantly going on in a blood cell by role playing a blood cell, antibody, pathogen, and platelets.
In this World Blood Donor Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities on World Blood Donor Day.
Fifth graders review the components of blood and write four things they have learned. They view a videodisk related to blood components and create a batch of candy "blood" using terminology including platelets, red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma.
In this blood activity, students review what makes up blood: plasma, platelets, and red and white blood cells. Students also learn how the blood helps fight viruses, bacteria, and other foreign substances. This activity has 10 fill in the blank, 7 true or false, and 4 short answer questions.
Learners identify the different parts of the circulatory system and their function. They work together to create their own model of the system and use it to determine the rate of blood flow. They answer questions related to their model.
Ninth graders study facts about human blood and what it is made of.  In this blood composition lesson students divide into groups and complete several activities. 
Students examine the different parts of blood.  For this human blood lesson students work in groups and identify parts of blood and construct a model of human blood. 
Young scholars record their blood types on a class graph and calculate the potential number of blood donors for each group.
In this circulatory system worksheet, students review the functions of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Students label the parts of a human heart on a diagram. This worksheet has 4 short answer, 13 matching, and 9 true or false questions.
In this circulatory system worksheet, students use an internet program to observe the circulatory system and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 21 short answer questions.
When you work with school children, teaching about immunity and illness prevention is a priority! This approach includes a discussion, kid-friendly online articles, a creative writing assignment, and a quiz on the role of leukocytes and the immune system. Though the teacher's guide was published in 2006, the home website has been updated since that time. A video, quiz, and other activities have been added, but the titles on this document may not exactly match the titles on the website. You might want to bookmark the links prior to sending learners to the computer lab in order to maximize time.
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine the ethical issues behind stem cell research and cloning. They make their own ethical decisions on both subjects.
Students read "The Magic School Bus in the Human Body" and discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy body. They create a hinge and joint paper skeleton, follow the journey of a hamburger through the digestive tract, jump rope and measure their heartbeats and pulse to investigate the body further.
Suggestions and reproducible bone and muscle drawings are included in this resource. They are intended for use when having your class create life-sized paper models of different human body systems. You will find terrific ideas for your upper elementary or junior high biologists. You can find other "Giant Body Kit" parts via the Lesson Planet website so that you have more than just part of the skeleton and some muscle to work with. 
Here is a lab that has teenage scientists examining samples of their own blood under a microscope. Learners carefully prepare slides, then make detailed observations and identifying different types of cells using a key. 
Sixth graders demonstrate their knowledge of Earth clay construction by creating, inscribing, and glazing an earth clay Egyptian cartouche. The instructional activity culminates with learners sharing their knowledge of key terms in the instructional activity through written assessment. Terrific!
Students complete a variety of exercises as they examine the case of the Nash family who conceived one child in order to provide cells that may be used in a cell transplant for a dying sibling.
Young scholars study bone size, structure and shape. They use various geometrical shapes to make a skeleton and produce a poster depicting the skeletal system and its functions. They arrange the pictures into the five sections, glue on poster paper and color and use magic markers to write facts next to each section.
Do you need to review animal cell structure? Investigate the ways in which different types of cells interact in a common human reflex. Your students can explore the functions of stem cells, consider various illnesses and assess stem cells potential to aid in cures. This lesson uses resources from a textbook along with research on the internet and index cards (not included) as a source of information.
Twenty-six pages of biology questions, mostly in multiple-choice form, are included in the all-encompassing New York State Regents exam. It assesses every topic typically covered in a high-school biology course. Create your own answer sheet and use this as your final exam, or get ideas from it for questions to create your own. 

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