Welcome to the 5th Grade Body Systems Webquest!

Here you will find all the information you need in order to complete this project. Through this project you will learn different body systems in the human body, the parts of these systems, and what each system does. At the end of this, you will understand the importance of each system, and how and why each system depends on the other systems to function.

“The Slezinger Awards”
The Human Body has won the coveted “Slezinger Award” for being the Best Living Machine. Nominees for the Best System in a supporting role are the:
◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Respiratory System Digestive System Circulatory System Excretory System

TASK
Your challenge is to study ONE of these body systems and provide information and reasons why it is the MOST DESERVING of the

“Slezinger Award”
for BEST SYSTEM IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

PICK ME!
Explain why the human body could not survive without your system. You must convince your audience that your body system is the most deserving of this award.

Share Your Findings
You, or you and your team, must decide how you will share your findings. Possible methods of sharing this information could include: a visual, a video, an iMovie, or a PowerPoint presentation.

How is the Winner is Determined?
At the end of the presentations, audience members will vote for the Body System most deserving of the award, and the “Slezinger Award” will be awarded to the winner. All teams should have an acceptance speech prepared in the event that their Body System is chosen as the winner. Be sure to thank your fellow nominees. Without their unfailing support and teamwork, your Body System would not be the success it is today.

PROCESS
STEP ONE
Create a labeled diagram on a poster paper of your body system. Label at least 8 parts. For websites about your body system go to the FOLLOWING RESOURCES pages.

Respiratory System Resources
Great Sites for General Knowledge: American Lung Association KidsHealth KidsBiology.com Great Sites for the Diagram: The Respiratory System How We Breathe Online Quizzes: Respiratory Quiz #1 Respiratory Quiz #2

Digestive System Resources
Great Sites for General Knowledge: The Digestive System

Virtual Body Tour
click on language click on digestive track Human Anatomy Online

Great Site for the Diagram:
Digestive System
Click on Click here for a full diagram

Online Quizzes: Fun Multiple Choice Quiz Fill In Quiz

Circulatory System Resources
Great Sites for General Knowledge: KidsHealth Kids' Guide to the Circulatory System Great Sites for Diagram: Circulatory System The Heart Online Quizzes: Circulatory System Quiz Circulatory System Quiz #2

Excretory System Resources
Great Sites for General Knowledge: Biology 4 Kids KidsBiology.com Great sites for diagram: Excretory System Online Quizzes: KidsHealth Quiz Excretory System Quiz

PROCESS
STEP TWO
Return to the RESOURCES PAGES. Read about your body system and complete at least one online quiz.

PROCESS
STEP THREE
Print the Interview Questions. Preparation for Slezinger Award, Body System Interview Questions Using websites about your system, find the answers to the interview questions.

PROCESS
STEP FOUR
Prepare to participate in a live interview in front of the class by preparing and practicing your answers from the Preparation for Slezinger Award, Body System Interview Questions.

PROCESS
STEP FIVE
Decide which format you will use to present your compelling argument as to why your system should win the Slezinger Award for the "Best System in a Supporting Role.” Some suggestions are: a visual, a video, an iMovie, or a PowerPoint presentation.

PROCESS
STEP SIX
Prepare your final presentation and an acceptance speech.

PROCESS
STEP SEVEN

SLEZINGER AWARDS GALA PRESENTATION
(Parents are welcome to attend)

Monday, February 11, 2013 12:15PM
(This is your FINAL due date)

EVALUATION
Carefully refer to the BODY SYSTEM WEBQUEST RUBRIC for grading criteria and expectations.

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