No matter the season, the immune system is always hard at work defending the body against common illnesses and infectious diseases to keep us healthy.
All the systems—nervous, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, muscular, urogenital, and immune—are made up of different parts that work together.
Download this activity and grab a box of crayons to draw the different parts of your body that work together to keep you strong and healthy. Choose one of four body template options!
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Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):
K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
MS-LS1-8. Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
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