Aligns with TEKS 7.12B
12. Organisms and environments. The student knows that living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function. The student is expected to:
B.) identify the main functions of the systems of the human organism, including the circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, excretory, reproductive, integumentary, nervous, and endocrine systems
I made several copies of the descriptions and images of each system (laminate them for reuse) then cut them so that there was only one description and its image on a slip. Then I put each set in a ziplock baggy and gave a bag to every table (or pair) of students.
Students will have to work together and sort through the cards to find the description and image that correctly matches the system. They will then have to summarize the description given and write it in the appropriate box along with the main body parts used in that system.
To make this task more difficult, put students in smaller groups or only give students the systems chart and have them fill in the blanks without using the card sort.