Human Body

Amanda Hammond Grade Level: 2 Subject(s): • • • Science/Anatomy Technology Math

Description: Students will learn about body parts and systems of the human body. Each day, students will be identifying and explaining a body part. Students will use tracings of their own body parts to formulate a body model that will be displayed for others to see. The students will use a camera to take pictures of each other’s human body parts model. They will also complete a computerized game and print off their score sheet. Goal: Students will identify various human body parts and the functions of these parts within the larger system. National/State Standards: 2nd Grade Science State Standards 2. Research the diversity and interaction of living things. b. Compare and contrast physical and behavioral characteristics of different species National Science Standards • • Life Science: The Characteristics of Organisms Science as Inquiry: Understanding about Scientific Inquiry

NETS –S Standards: • • •
Use input devices and output devices to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies. Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources to support learning. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.

Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.

Objectives: The students will: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. identify major body parts and systems. locate body parts. explain how various parts and systems function. explain how various body systems and parts work together. complete a computerized game centered around the human body use a camera to take pictures of each other’s models

Materials:
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Body part stencils (make out of file folders for students to trace) Overheads with information and vocabulary about each body part (brain, heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, pancreas, gall bladder, etc.) Large butcher block paper Markers Crayons Scissors Glue Computers with preferred game displayed Printer Paper Camera

Procedures:
Activity One 1. Teacher will prepare the classroom for the activity by collecting required materials and resources for students to use. 2. Teacher will develop instructional materials for the lesson activity (e.g., overheads). 3. Each day, teacher will introduce a new body part and/or system to the students. 4. On an overhead projector, students will read and discuss facts and vocabulary related to each body part or system. 5. After the class discussion, students will trace the particular body part on different colored paper. "Parts" are cut out with scissors and to be saved in baggies belonging to each child. 6. At the end of the unit, trace each student's body on a large piece of butcher paper (do not cut out). 7. Students can recall facts about the parts and write them on the backs of each of their parts. 8. Finally, students glue down their parts in the correct location on their paper body. 9. Hang these true-to-life representations of the human body around the school

Activity Two 1. The teacher will monitor the students as some groups take pictures of their projects, while others are at the computers 2. The students will take pictures with a digital camera of their partner and their completed, traced human body with “parts” attached. 3. The students will visit the classroom computer to play a game already displayed, concerning the human body. 4. The students will print off the results of their participation in the game.

Assessment/Evaluation:
Activity One Students accurately recall facts about each part using the following criteria concerning their body part models: 5. Parts are labeled correctly (10 points) 6. Parts are colored according to instructions (10 points) 7. Parts are glued in the appropriate location (10 points) Activity Two Students are participating in the computer based educational game which will be assessed by their ability to print-off their score sheet correctly, and their score of the body parts game. Students will also be taking pictures of their partner’s body model, and this will be assessed by the following: 1. The picture is centered 2. The picture is clear 3. The picture contains all of the information of the body model

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