This PPT is meant to introduce students to organs, tissues, and body systems.
The PPT starts off by showing students a roughly 90 second clip of the top 10 most expensive and fastest cars in the world. At the conclusion of the video, I ask students in pairs to come up with as many parts of a car as they can think of. We go over some important parts and then I ask students to come up with ways that cars and the human body are similar. This allows students the time to come up with the answer that humans are full of different stuff that all have specific jobs too.
Once students have made the connection, I again have students list out everything in the human body that they are able to come up with. I usually will give out a raffle ticket to the pair that is able to accurately list the most. We then discuss how the parts in the car are organized into systems that have specific jobs (brake system, steering system, transmission system, etc).
Students then take guided notes, defining "body systems", "organs", and "body tissue". The notes that are expected to be taken down are in red so that students know what is expected of them. I break up the note taking after the organ slide. Students are shown a YouTube video on the human brain, which goes over uncommon facts about the brain. My students really like this video. I was even surprised about the things that I learned the first time that I watched it! I end the PPT with slides that are used as check for understanding questions.
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