Recommended forGrade 6
Class timesAfternoon: Wed & Fri 5-6pm PST
Morning: Tues & Wed 9 -10 am PST
September CycleSept 26-Oct 31
Welcome to the wonders of the human body!
This course offers a comprehensive exploration of body systems and organisms from diverse perspectives. Students will examine the contrasting features of multicellular and unicellular organisms, with a focus on their organizational strategies and physiological processes. The course also incorporates the First Peoples' perspective on body systems, highlighting the indigenous ways of understanding and nurturing the human body.
The course delves into the central nervous system, exploring the anatomy and functions of the brain and spinal cord. Students will study how these vital components process information, coordinate body movements, and maintain homeostasis. The peripheral nervous system is also covered, emphasizing its role in transmitting signals between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. Neurons, receptors, and neurotransmitters will be examined to understand their importance in intercellular communication and sensory perception.
Furthermore, the course delves into the urinary system, female and male reproductive systems, and the endocrine system. Students will explore the anatomy and physiology of these systems, gaining insight into their roles in waste filtration, reproduction, and the regulation of hormonal processes. The course also examines the fascinating world of hormones as chemical messengers and their influence on growth, metabolism, and other vital functions.
By the end of the course, students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of body systems and organisms, including their structures, functions, and interconnections. They will have gained insights from scientific, cultural, and historical perspectives, allowing them to appreciate the complexity of the human body and its various mechanisms. This knowledge will provide a solid foundation for further studies or careers in biology, medicine, anthropology, or related fields.
This course is a continuity of the course Body Systems (I)
10 Online Classes
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
- Introduction to body systems
- Multicellular organisms versus unicellular organisms
- First Peoples perspective on body systems
- The central nervous system: brain and spinal cord
- The peripheral nervous system
- Sensory Receptors
- Neurotransmitters and synapses
- The urinary system
- Anatomy and physiology of the kidney
- The female and the male reproductive systems
- Fertilisation and zygotes
- The endocrine system: glands
- Chemical messengers: hormones - melatonin, adrenaline, insulin, growth hormone