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Students assemble, color, and complete a large (11 x 23 inch) layered Model of the Human Body. This activity will help students develop a concept for the major organs and organ systems in the body and for their locations relative to one another. Students will need to place the organs in their proper order so that the organs in the front of the body overlap those in the back. By performing “The Autopsy” activity on their completed model, students will be able to flip through layers to see each labelled organ in the model.
By following the illustrated step by step instructions in the the “Assembly Instructions” section, students can guide themselves through the assembly process. They will then use their assembled model and other resources to complete the activities in the “Activities” section.
The detailed assembly instructions can be viewed as a presentation or it can be navigated like a web site on a computer or any device that reads an interactive PDF document (iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, etc.). All slides/pages can also be printed from the pdf document if computers are unavailable.
After constructing the Human Body Model, students will then use it and other resources to complete the activities. Each activity is in the format of a 3 page infographic (11 x 23 inches) that students assemble, research, and complete. Great for Interactive Notebooks! The activities are organized by body systems and include:
The Muscular System (front and back views)
The Skeletal System
The Respiratory System
The Circulatory System
The Digestive System
The Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Note: these activities are sold individually without the model but are a much better value when purchased as a BUNDLE.
The Building a Human Body activity will engage students for hours (actually weeks) and will produce a lasting classroom display.
Materials needed to assemble:
- Glue / glue sticks (recommended) / or transparent tape
- Colored Pencils
- All masters can be printed on regular 8.5 x 11" paper.
Files included in this product:
- Getting Started Guide for teachers (PDF) - overview and helpful hints for teachers
- Building a Human Body Presentation (PDF) - includes assembly instructions (navigates like a web site)
- Masters to Photocopy (PDF) - masters for Human Body Model and all Activities
- Activities answer key (PDF) - complete answer key for all activities