This .zip file contains materials for middle school science lessons introductory lessons on organs and organ systems, as part of a unit on living things. The unit was designed for 6th graders in NYC.
1 SMARTboard .notebook lesson presentation on Organs, especially in relation to cells and tissues (7 slides)
1 worksheet for a fun, interactive online game about organs (2 pages)
1 SMARTboard .notebook lesson presentation on organ systems (4 slides)
1 worksheet for interactive internet research using a variety of organ system websites (2 pages)
1 full lesson plan for lab experiment using actual store/market-purchased animal organs
1 SMARTboard .notebook lesson presentation to introduce lab experiment (6 slides)
2 versions of lab experiment student worksheet (2 pages)
1 additional activity using printable pictures of organs
1 SMARTboard .notebook lesson presentation on tissues (9 slides)
Presentations serve as lesson plans that guide the teacher through the entire lesson. Presentation includes links to related YouTube videos to increase student engagement (I can help you use YouTube videos in your class, even if your network blocks such sites, just ask).
'Ask a question' if you need a PowerPoint file instead of what is provided, and I can probably re-upload everything with an adjusted file.
Download SMARTboard's Notebook software (it's like PPT for free at smarttech.com (Downloads section).
Download my entire 'Living Things (Biology)' unit here: