Body Systems (I)
Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
Recommended forGrade 5
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Access for36 weeks
Welcome to the fascinating world of the human body!
This course provides an introductory exploration of the human body systems, their functions, and the intricate interactions that sustain our physiological processes. Students will gain a solid understanding of the skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems, delving into their structures, functions, and essential components.
The course begins by examining the functions of the body systems, emphasizing their role in maintaining homeostasis and supporting overall health. Students will explore the structure and function of the skeletal system, understanding its vital role in providing support, protection, and movement. They will delve into the transverse section of bones, different types of bones, and the various types of joints that enable mobility.
Next, students will explore the muscular system, gaining insights into its structure and function. They will differentiate between the different types of muscles, understanding their roles in movement and stability. The course explores muscle cells, providing a deeper understanding of their structure and how they contract to generate force.Furthermore, the course delves into the structure and function of the digestive system. Students will follow the pathway of food through the digestive tract, gaining an understanding of the role of enzymes in breaking down food molecules. They will explore the process of absorption in the small intestine and appreciate the vital role of the digestive system in nutrient assimilation.
Additionally, the course covers the circulatory system, focusing on the structure and function of the heart, blood vessels, and blood. Students will understand the concept of double circulation and explore the intricate pathway of blood through the body. They will gain insights into the role of the circulatory system in transporting oxygen, nutrients, and waste products.
The respiratory system is also explored in detail, with a focus on its structure and function. Students will examine the process of gas exchange in the alveoli, understanding how oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide is eliminated. They will explore the remarkable interaction between the respiratory and circulatory systems, highlighting their symbiotic relationship in delivering oxygen to cells and removing waste products.
By the end of the course, students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the body systems, their structures, functions, and the vital interactions that ensure the body's proper functioning. They will appreciate the intricacies of the skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems, as well as the remarkable coordination that allows our bodies to perform essential physiological processes. This knowledge will serve as a solid foundation for further studies or careers in the health sciences or related fields.Welcome to the wonders of the human body!
1 Prior Knowledge Assessment
Goal Setting Exercise
9 Sets of Slides with notes & activities
9 Exit Tickets - Formative Assessments
60+ Learning Resources
1 Quiz - Summative Assessment
1 Self - Assessment
- Intro to body systems
- The skeletal system - structure and function
- Types of bones, types of joints
- Transverse section of the bone
- The muscular system - structure and function
- Types of muscles
- Muscle cells
- The digestive system - structure and function
- Pathway of food through the digestive tract
- Absorption in the small intestine
- The circulatory system - structure and function
- The heart, blood vessels, blood
- The respiratory system - structure and function
- Pathway of air
- Gaseous exchange
- Interaction between circulatory and respiratory systems.