This packet can be adjusted to meet the needs of 3rd-7th grades.
This set originally started off as my 7th grade son’s science assignment. He had to do several projects on the human body system to earn points. After tweaking parts of his finished projects, I decided to make it into a published packet since the activities were fun to do and actually turned out to be a great resource for teaching the human body systems.
This package includes:
56 Word Wall cards with definitions (all are color-coded by body system)
12 jigsaw puzzles (simple 2-3 piece matching puzzles)
1 Body System game with game board, 25 question cards, tokens, spinner, answer key, and pawns (grades 3-4) Includes only Digestive, Respiratory, Circulatory, Nervous, Skeletal Systems
1 Body System game with game board, 45 question cards, tokens, spinner, answer key, and pawns (grades 5-7) Includes all nine systems (Digestive, Respiratory, Circulatory, Nervous, Skeletal, Integumentary, Muscular, Excretory/Urinary, Immune Systems)
A window pane project (Several versions) 10 panel, 8 panel, 6 panel and also black and white and colored version
The window pane can be used several ways. For the top flaps, you can have your students use the black and white version and color the body systems for their project or you can use the already colored version for each student.
For the bottom, you can use the blank template and have students write their own summary of each body system (recommended to assess student understanding) or you can use the template which has a starter sentence and have students complete the sentence and add to it or you can use the completed template and have students use the window pane project as a study guide rather than taking notes.
For younger students (grades 3-4), I would use either the starter sentence version or the completed template with less systems. For older students, (grades 5-7) I would have them use the blank template and summarize the body system (the one with all 9 systems).
I have also added two other templates (one with 8 blank panes and one with 6 blank panes) in case you do not need all 9 body systems for your particular grade. You can choose the ones you need and have your students cut those systems out (the top flaps with the picture) then paste only those to either the 8 or 6 pane version.
The Body System Game can be adjusted to the lower grades by simply taking out the trivia cards and tokens for the systems you don’t need and using the board with the BLUE title. This version covers only the circulatory, digestive, nervous, skeletal and respiratory systems.
The game board with the GREEN title covers 9 systems ( circulatory, digestive, respiratory, skeletal, nervous, immune, integumentary, muscular, and excretory/urinary.
The game is played similar to trivia pursuit. I have included game pawns, but you may have some extra plastic game pawns that you would rather use. We made ours into a board game using a clean empty pizza box, but this game will also do fine as a file folder game. It can be played as a partner game or with small groups (3-4 students). All tokens, question cards and word wall cards are color-coded by body system for easy use with games or class activities.
You will need to use a brad to attach the arrow to the spinner.
The puzzles are a great way to reinforce a skill as a center activity.
I have included some pictures of the finished projects who you can get an idea about what some should look like.
The WORD WALL Vocabulary words with definitions are an excellent resource for students to use a reference when playing the game or working on the puzzles or project.
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