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ALEX Lesson Plans  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: Human Nervous System
Description:

This inquiry-based lesson allows students to explore how our bodies use our voluntary and involuntary nervous systems to make our bodies function. 

This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.




ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 2 :
2) Collaboratively design and create artwork that has meaning and purpose.

Examples: Create a logo for a school or activity.

[SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Arts Education (4), Science (4)
Title: Body System Diagrams
Description:

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of human body systems by creating a work of art that displays the included organs and their functions.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




ALEX Learning Activities: 1

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 9 :
9 ) Examine evidence to support an argument that the internal and external structures of plants (e.g., thorns, leaves, stems, roots, colored petals, xylem, phloem) and animals (e.g., heart, stomach, lung, brain, skin) function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

[SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Senses: Hearing StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/hearing.htm
Description:

The ear is specially designed to change sound waves into signals the brain can understand, allowing you to hear. That is not all they do, though. Your ears also help you balance!

This classroom resource provides a video that will describe the structures of the ear and how they work together to allow us to hear. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Senses: Tasting StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/tasting.htm
Description:
Imagine your favorite food. Do you know why you like it so much? It is all up to your sense of taste. Find out how it works!

The tongue has thousands of taste receptors that respond to chemicals in the food you eat. Nerves in your tongue and nose send signals to your brain, allowing you to taste the food you eat.

This resource presents a short slide show about how humans detect and interpret taste. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 4 :
4 ) Construct models and representations of organ systems (e.g., circulatory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, nervous) to demonstrate how multiple interacting organs and systems work together to accomplish specific functions.

Subject: Science (4 - 7)
Title: The Skeletal System StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm
Description:

Your skeleton gives your body a supporting frame and protects your internal organs. The skeletal system is attached to the muscular system, and they work together, allowing your body to move.

This resource presents a short slide show about the human skeletal system. This resource could serve as background information before students construct a model of organ systems. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

[SC2015] (4) 11 :
11 ) Investigate different ways animals receive information through the senses, process that information, and respond to it in different ways (e.g., skunks lifting tails and spraying an odor when threatened, dogs moving ears when reacting to sound, snakes coiling or striking when sensing vibrations).

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Senses: Smelling StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/smelling.htm
Description:

The nose is your body’s instrument for smelling. Tiny pieces of matter are sucked into the nose and identified as smells. Nerve cells then tell your brain what you are smelling.

This resource presents a short slide show about how humans detect and interpret scents. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

[SC2015] (4) 11 :
11 ) Investigate different ways animals receive information through the senses, process that information, and respond to it in different ways (e.g., skunks lifting tails and spraying an odor when threatened, dogs moving ears when reacting to sound, snakes coiling or striking when sensing vibrations).

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Senses: Touching StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/touching.htm
Description:

This is how you touch: Nerve cells throughout your body respond to external stimuli by sending nerve impulses to your brain. To put it another way, your skin’s nerve cells respond to the things you touch, allowing you to feel them.

This resource presents a short slide show about how humans interpret and respond to things they touch. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 4 :
4 ) Construct models and representations of organ systems (e.g., circulatory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, nervous) to demonstrate how multiple interacting organs and systems work together to accomplish specific functions.

Subject: Science (4 - 7)
Title: The Nervous System StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/nervous-system.htm
Description:

All day long, electrical impulses are being sent through the entire body by way of the nervous system. The central components of the nervous system that make it all work are the brain, spinal cord, and nerve endings.

The classroom resource provides a video that will describe the parts and processes of the nervous circulatory system. The information presented in this video can provide background knowledge before students create their own models. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 4 :
4 ) Construct models and representations of organ systems (e.g., circulatory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, nervous) to demonstrate how multiple interacting organs and systems work together to accomplish specific functions.

Subject: Science (4 - 7)
Title: The Muscular System StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/muscular-system.htm
Description:

Your muscular system helps your vital organs function, and it also performs another very important job. The muscular system is attached to your skeletal system, and that is what allows you to move.

This resource presents a short slide show about the human muscular system. The information presented in this video can provide background knowledge before students create their own models.  After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Immune System StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/immune-system.htm
Description:

The many parts of your immune system work together to defend your body against diseases. White blood cells in your blood vessels and lymph vessels help protect your body by killing intruders and getting rid of harmful materials.

This resource presents a short slide show about the human immune system. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Human Body StudyJam
URL: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/human-body.htm
Description:

This resource presents a short slide show about the human body systems. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Digestive System StudyJam
URL: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/digestive-system.htm
Description:

This resource presents a short slide show about the human digestive system. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Respiratory System StudyJam
URL: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/respiratory-system.htm
Description:

This resource presents a short slide show about the human respiratory system. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Circulatory System StudyJam
URL: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/circulatory-system.htm
Description:

The classroom resource provides a video that will describe the parts and processes of the human circulatory system. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 4 :
4 ) Construct models and representations of organ systems (e.g., circulatory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, nervous) to demonstrate how multiple interacting organs and systems work together to accomplish specific functions.

[PE] (6) 29 :
6-3.10) Identify and locate major muscles used in selected physical activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Visual aids and cues

Subject: Science (4 - 7), Physical Education (6)
Title: Muscular System: Structure and Function
URL: https://betterlesson.com/lesson/629930/muscular-system-structure-and-function
Description:

In this lesson, students will be able to explain the relationship between the structure of the muscular system and its function. Students develop an argument on how the body, including the muscular system, is a system composed of a specialized group of cells and tissues. This is a complete lesson plan that includes multiple videos, learning activities, worksheets, and PowerPoint about the role and function of the muscular system. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: Systems of the Human Body
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/systems-of-the-human-body/
Description:

In this lesson, students will understand that there are different systems within the body and that they work independently and together to form a functioning human body. Students will use an online interactive activity to learn about the concept of separate components working together to build a body system. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: Bottled Model Lungs
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/bottled-model-lungs/
Description:

In this lesson, students will 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.

 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: The Busy Brain
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/the-busy-brain/
Description:

Students will understand how the brain receives and sends signals to the body. They will use brainteasers to lead them to an understanding that the brain gets signals from parts of the body, like the eyes, skin, and other senses. Student groups will create a diagram, role-play, model, or create an original product to demonstrate the interaction between the brain and other parts of the body.



ALEX Classroom Resources: 16

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