Possible Ideas:

Introduction:
  • Making Thinking Visible Routine: Think-Puzzle-Explore:
    • What do you think you know about the body/system, what puzzles you, and what info. have you found
  • Have students visit a minimum of any 2-3 websites/videos and record 2 facts they learned from each to share the following day. (generate questions/puzzles)
  • PSA on a body system or disease
    • What can you do to stay healthy?
    • What are the risks?
    • What are the causes?
    • What body systems are involved and why are they important?
  • Describe an infectious disease prevalent (possibly in a 3rd world country).
    • What can we do to help?
    • What are the causes?
    • What body systems does it affect?
    • Why is that body system important (what is it's function)?
  • Take a picture of a student on the ipad (ShowMe or ScreenChomp...). Have students narrate, diagram and draw on their picture illustrating their system.
  • Groups study a system. Each system has their own department and you are the doctors who head the department. There is a company that wants to donate $1,000,000 to one department in the hospital. Develop an argument supported with facts you will present to the company's CEO, trying to persuade them to choose your department (organs included, function of organs, importance, diseases that affect the system, does your system interact with other systems, why is your department important, are there special technologies that help you work with your system...) Present your argument in any format you feel will deliver your message effectively. Be prepared to defend why you chose the format you did.
  • Choose an Olympic sport and describe the interactions of various body systems. How does each system contribute to their performance? Pretend you are an athletic trainer. What would you tell your athlete to do in order to enhance their athletic performance? (nutrition, things to avoid and why, what does s/he need to do to keep their major contributing body systems healthy and strong?

All Systems Site

Videos:

Circulatory System

Videos
Sites
Heart:
body system image.jpg

Respiratory System

Videos:
Sites:
Lungs:

Digestive System

Videos
Sites:

Excretory

Video
Sites:

Kidneys

Cells


Carbohydrates

Vitamins

Nutrition
Health Problems

Plant Systems