Human Body Week
Updated: May 11
PRINTABLES FOR THE UNIT:
Human Body Puzzles (pages 1-6)
Body Parts Vocabulary cards and Matching card game (pages 7-10)
Human Body worksheet (page 11)
Body Parts Vocabulary cards and Matching card game (pages 12-13)
Matching game (page 14-15)
Coloring pages (pages 16-23)
Color the Correct Part worksheets (pages 24-31)
Body Systems Vocabulary cards and Matching Card Game (pages 32-37)
Body Systems Label and Color the Correct Part worksheets (pages 38-52)
Body Parts Vocabulary cards and Matching card game (pages 53-54)
Sound Tracing Sheets (pages 55-62)
Body Functions (pages 63-70)
Matching Game (pages 71-72)
Coloring Worksheets (pages 73-75)
Monday, May 11
Main Lesson: Our Brain
How does our brain work?
Our amazing brain controls every move you make. Your brain tells your muscles when and how to move. It lets you feel emotions, laugh, and cry. It allows you to learn new things and get out of the way of danger. Your brain keeps working even when you’re asleep. It sends the signals that make your heart beat, your lungs draw in breath and your eyelids blink. Our brain sends more messages everyday than all the phones in the world. Now that’s a lot of texting! Messages can fly from the nerves in your body to your brain at more than 150 mph. Exercising can make you smarter. When you exercise, blood flow to the brain is increased. Your brain also releases hormones that can help you learn. So, get moving to get smarter!
Brain - The Captain Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35VrDDP_akE&feature=youtu.be
Art Project Ideas:
Book Ideas: Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak Ph. D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QSPfnQCIY0&feature=youtu.be
Tuesday, May 12
Main Lesson: Our Lungs
The primary functions of your lungs are to transport oxygen from the air you breathe into your bloodstream while taking away carbon dioxide, which is released into the air when you breathe out. We have two lungs. Your left and right lungs aren’t exactly the same. The lung on the left side of your body is divided into two lobes while the lung on your right side is divided into three. The left lung is also slightly smaller, allowing room for your heart.
Youtube Videos/Songs: Lungs - Twin Lungs | Body Parts Songs
Art Project Ideas:
Book Ideas: The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwnD6gCDQtk&feature=youtu.be
Wednesday, May 13
Main Lesson: The Heart
The heart is a muscular organ about your fist, located just behind the breastbone. The heart pumps blood through the network of arteries and veins called cardio Vascular system.
Chamber of the heart:
The right atrium receives blood from the veins.
The right ventricle receives blood from the right atrium and pump it’s to the lungs, where it is loaded with oxygen.
The left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps in to the left ventricle.
The left ventricle (the strongest chamber) pumps oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body. The left ventricle’s vigorous contractions create our blood pressure.
Youtube Videos/Songs: Heart - Thump Thump, Heart Beat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE-RoX6cvRw&feature=youtu.be
Art Project Ideas:
Book Ideas: Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney
Thursday, May 14
Main Lesson: The Digestive System
The digestive system consists of the parts of the body that work together to turn food and liquids into the building blocks and fuel that the body needs.
Mouth: The mouth is where the digestive tract begins. Enzymes released into the mouth start the process of digestion. Esophagus: The esophagus is a soft, muscular tube that moves food from the pharynx to the stomach. Stomach: is a stretchy sack shaped like the letter J. It has three important jobs. 1. to store the food, you've eaten 2. to break down the food into a liquid mixture 3. to slowly empty that liquid mixture into the small intestine Small Intestine: The small intestine breaks down the food mixture even more so your body can absorb all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Large intestine: The large intestine is also called the colon or large bowel. It connects the small intestine. It is about 1.5 meters long or 5 feet. It is shorter than the small intestine, but its diameter is larger.
Human Body Activity: How the stomach digests food
For this activity, you will need the following materials:
a plastic, zip-top bag
a permanent marker
a few crackers
optional: tray to contain the materials
optional: small cup to hold the clear soda
To prepare the activity, draw the outline of a stomach on the zip-top plastic bag. You may also wish to pour the soda into small cups for each child.
This project is going to demonstrate how our stomach acids break down the food we eat and help it to move through our digestive system. The bag is your “stomach”, the soda is your “stomach acid” and the crackers your food of course.
Label the bag stomach with a permanent marker, you can even draw a rough likeness of what it actually looks like if you care to.
Label your cup of soda- stomach acid. Explain what each piece represents to your child, and that our stomach contains acid to help break down our food.
Have them pour couple tablespoons of soda into the bag. Now add the bread. Close the bag. Shake and knead the contents.
Watch how the bread breaks down and becomes nearly a liquid itself.
Youtube Videos/Songs: Digestion - Where Does My Food Go?
Art Project Ideas: https://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/digestion-system-craft.html
Book Ideas: The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole
Friday, May 15
Main Lesson: The Kidneys
What are kidneys? Kidneys are two organs in the abdomen of vertebrates that are shaped like beans. Each kidney is about 5 inches (about 13 centimeters) long and about 3 inches (about 8 centimeters) wide about the size of a computer mouse.
What do kidneys do?
One of the main jobs of the kidneys is to filter the waste out of the blood. How does the waste get in your blood? Well, your blood delivers nutrients to your body. Chemical reactions in the cells of your body break down the nutrients. Some of the waste is the result of these chemical reactions. Some is just stuffing your body doesn't need because it already has enough. The waste has to go somewhere; this is where the kidneys come in.
Book Ideas: Inside Your Outside by Dr. Seuss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z82lb5tPjxM&feature=youtu.be