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Lesson Plans (12) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (5) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (7) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (5) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Learning Assets (1)


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Subject: Science (5)
Title: "A BODY IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE"
Description: Students will explain that the human body has different organ systems with different roles. Also, they will discover and illustrate the organelles that each system contains. In addition, students will describe the function of each system. They will explain why these functions are vital to human life.  At the conclusion of the lessons, the students will work collaboratively in their groups to create a podcast depicting an assigned human body system.


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Subject: Science (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Systems of Our Human Body...A Study Through PowerPoint
Description: This is a student-led exploration of the systems of the human body, through technology. Students will work cooperatively to develop a PowerPoint presentation that will thoroughly explain each system. Systems included are: circulatory system, respiratory system, excretory system, and reproductive system. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: English Language Arts (5), or Science (5)
Title: As Large As Life. . . A Poster of a Human Body System
Description: This is a student led exploration of the systems of the human body through art and self expression. Groups will cooperatively develop a poster, the size of a fifth grade student, and will accurately depict the assigned system of the human body. The included systems are the circulatory system, respiratory system, and excretory system.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: English Language Arts (5), or Science (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Digestive System Adventure
Description: During this lesson students adventure through the digestive system via the Internet. They then use their knowledge of the digestive system to create an original story about their favorite food's adventure down the digestive track.


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Subject: Science (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: The Skeletal System
Description: This lesson is designed to teach children about the skeletal system. Children will learn about the different bones that make up the body and be able to identify those bones. Students will have the opportunity to navigate the Internet to learn more about the skeleton.


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Subject: English Language Arts (4), or Science (4 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Systems Every "body" Needs to Know
Description: This lesson is designed to allow students to explore the human body through a WebQuest with Internet and multimedia resources provided for research. Students will create a cell diagram, write a letter, and create a slideshow presentation to demonstrate knowledge of the subject and appropriate use of technology.


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Subject: English Language Arts (5), or Science (5)
Title: Imaginary Journey Through a System of the Body
Description: The students will choose one of the systems of the human body, such as circulatory, respiratory, digestive, or nervous system, and imagine that they are inside it. They will write a description of what a journey through this system of the body would be like.


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Subject: Science, Health
Title: Food and the Digestive System     
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson, the first of a three part series on nutrition, focuses on what nutrients are needed to do particular tasks for the body. More specifically, where the nutrients come from, their different forms, and then their importance for particular tasks in the body. Some of the lesson focuses on the overall digestive system in order to address the fact that undigested food is eliminated.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Health
Title: Bottled Model Lungs     
Description: In this lesson, from Science NetLinks, students learn about the respiratory system by comparing and contrasting models, building their own models, and giving one another feedback. The investigatory focus of this activity encourages students to tinker with inputs and outputs and in a sense '' play'' with putting together and taking apart parts, as a way of teaching them how to design systems.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: How Big Is Your Heart?     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore the size of their hearts. They do this by measuring the length, width, and circumference of their fists and relating this to the size of their hearts.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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Subject: Health
Title: Systems of the Human Body     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students use an online interactive activity to learn about the concept of separate components working together to build a body system. In addition, this lesson focuses on activities to help students learn that body systems work together to build the functioning human body. This lesson could be used in conjunction with instruction on the human body and/or systems.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Good Food, Good Health     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, one of a three-part series on nutrition, students use Internet resources to explore ways in which food provides energy and materials for their bodies. They research how food can affect their overall health.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Learning About Body Organs
Digital Tool: All Systems Are Go
Digital Tool Description: In this online tool, the user is to drag and drop all the organs that belong to a particular body system. 


ALEX Podcasts


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The Body Promo on WKRG
Overview:
While this clip promotes a previous exhibit that is no longer at the Exploreum, it does include several experiments that could prove useful in the classroom.   In this 4 minute news segment we race the heart, have the news anchor hold a real heart and inflate some pig lungs. We also spend a short time playing with a robotic hand. If we can do all of this in 4 minutes, imagine what a day around here must be like.


Web Resources


Podcasts


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How the Body Works
http://kidshealth.or...
This site allows students to choose different body parts and body systems to learn about them. Quizzes, articles, and movies are included.

Informational Materials


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Think Quest - Human Body
http://library.think...
Diagrams and information about the systems of the human body

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ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

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Tour of the Body
http://library.think...
This website contains information and images on the major systems of the body.

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How the Body Works
http://kidshealth.or...
This site allows students to choose different body parts and body systems to learn about them. Quizzes, articles, and movies are included.

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Inner Body: Body Systems
http://www.innerbody...
This site allows students to select a body system and then view a replica of the chosen system.

Interactives/Games


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Think Quest - Human Body
http://library.think...
Diagrams and information about the systems of the human body

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ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

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Tour of the Body
http://library.think...
This website contains information and images on the major systems of the body.

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How the Body Works
http://kidshealth.or...
This site allows students to choose different body parts and body systems to learn about them. Quizzes, articles, and movies are included.

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Interact with Digestion
http://www.e-learnin...
An interactive site for students to learn the digestive system. Game following the informational text.

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To Poop or Not to Poop... Human Body
https://itunes.apple...
This app introduces the student to the different body systems. The student is able to put a skeletal system together, watch salivatory glands secrete as the body smells food, contract muscles and feed a digestive system watching the food move through the small and large intestines accumulating into fecal matter. The kids can anticipate the question: Will it poop?

Learning Activities


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Sour Acid--Hmmm
http://kidshealth.or...
This candy experiment is a quick demonstration of how to identify acidity in everyday foods and also demonstrates how acid is used in our digestive system.

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How the Body Works
http://kidshealth.or...
This site allows students to choose different body parts and body systems to learn about them. Quizzes, articles, and movies are included.

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Interact with Digestion
http://www.e-learnin...
An interactive site for students to learn the digestive system. Game following the informational text.

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Inner Body: Body Systems
http://www.innerbody...
This site allows students to select a body system and then view a replica of the chosen system.

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Respiration Relay
http://www.kineticci...
This learning activity gives a group of students instructions on how to reenact how oxygen gets from the air to the different parts of the body that need it.

Thinkfinity Interactive Games


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Subject: Health,Science
Title: All Systems are Go!     
Description: In this tool, created by Science NetLinks, a fictional character, Arnold is missing a number of body parts. Students are presented with a body system and a variety of organs, which they drag and drop into Arnold s body. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 3-5, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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