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Core Knowledge Foundation

The Human Body—Building Blocks and Nutrition Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A read-aloud anthology explores the human body. Over three weeks, second graders listen to and discuss texts related to the cells, tissue, organs, digestive system, excretory system, nutrients, and a balanced diet. Learners practice word...
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eBook
Rice University

Biology for AP® Courses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An eight-unit electronic textbook provides a guide to AP® Biology. Each of the 28 chapters include an introduction, multiple lessons, a summary, review questions, and test prep questions. Teachers see how each lesson connects to a big...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Human Body Series - Digestive System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
With articles entitled, "What's Puke?" and "What is a Fart?" this digestive system lesson is sure to be a gas! Elementary anatomists do a belly dance to illustrate how food moves through the digestive system and then design a board game...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Enzymes Help Us Digest Food ~ Introduction to Sugars and Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th
After an explanatory introduction to sugars and enzyme activity, biochemists discover whether lactase is needed to digest lactose, sucrose, and milk as a whole. High school science lab skills are required for these investigations.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Traveling Through the Digestive System

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders learn about how the food is broken down in our bodies and the job of each body part involved in our digestive system. The utilize the CD ROM game, "Body Works." This wonderful game takes pupils through the human body's...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

How Cells Harvest Energy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Survey the metabolism process from respiration through the production of the ATP molecule with this seven page AP biology worksheet. Pupils write short answers on the lines provided and label a diagram of the cellular respiration process. 
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What Do You Know About the Human Microbiome?

For Students 6th - 12th
Scholars answer 10 multiple choice questions to test their knowledge about the human body and microbes. Correct answers come with a rewarding tone and brief description.
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Activity
American Museum of Natural History

Make a Home for Microbes

For Students 6th - 12th
Make a Winogradsky Column to discover how microbes live within the digestive tract. First, participants take a tour of the stomach. Then, gather supplies and start building using a variety of materials. Over eight to 10 weeks, learners...
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Activity
American Museum of Natural History

Gusty: The Gut Microbiome Card Game

For Students 6th - 12th
Build up your gut. Groups up to four play a card game to learn more about the microbiome in the gut. Learners try to build a healthy gut with their cards. The player acquiring six microbes without any pathogens wins the game. 
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Assessment
Science Matters

Formative Assessment #4: Body Chart

For Students 5th
The body is one big life-sized puzzle! A hands-on lesson builds on the idea and has individuals create life-size models of the body including all important organs of the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems. After building...
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Lesson Plan
Science Matters

Digestion: Chew on That

For Teachers 5th
When your mom tells you to chew your food, you really should listen! A instructional activity on the digestive system examines the first step of digestion that happens in the mouth. Learners check crackers and use iodine to highlight...
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Assessment
Science Matters

Post- Assessment: Transport Systems in Animals and Plants

For Students 5th
A little bit of this and a little bit of that. The final lesson of the 21-part unit assesses learners on each animal and plant system. The test covers the basics of each system and focuses on key vocabulary from the unit.
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Lesson Plan
Science Matters

Digestive System Simulation

For Teachers 5th
What do a sandwich bag and a mouth have in common? Your classes are about to find out in a hands-on activity that has groups build models of the digestive system. Using a little imagination, learners use everyday materials to create a...
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Assessment
Science Matters

Formative Assessment #3: Digest This

For Students 5th
Finally, an assessment that shouldn't be too hard to swallow! Scholars study the digestive system in the previous lessons in the series and show what they know in an open-ended assessment. They pretend they are their favorite food and...
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Assessment
Science Matters

Pre-Assessment: Transport Systems in Animals and Plants

For Students 5th
How much do classes know about the transport systems in animals and plants? Find out with a ready-made pre-assessment! The assessment begins by asking individuals to recall related vocabulary and then progresses to questions about...
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Activity
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Milk—How Sweet Is It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered why some people are lactose intolerant? Participants test simulated patients in a hands-on lab activity to find out! They learn about lactose intolerance by performing an experiment, analyzing data, and drawing...
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Interactive
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

How the Body Uses Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Not all fat is bad—eating good fats actually helps with weight loss. Learn how the body uses fat through a 27-slide presentation that breaks down the path fat takes from entering to exiting the body. Understanding why fat is helpful and...
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Activity
Serendip

Structure and Function of Cells, Organs and Organ Systems

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Cells of different organs have unique cell functions. Learn how cell functions vary depending on their roles in the body using an inquiry-based activity. Scholars analyze the cell structure to make comparisons to its functions, allowing...
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Lesson Plan
LABScI

The Digestive System: Where Does Food Go?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Would you believe that your digestive system stretches to five times your height?! Help your pupils to understand this relationship as they work through the laboratory exercise. The first instructional activity of a 12-part series is a...
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Savvas Learning

"The Digestive Process Begins" and "Final Digestion and Absorption"

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Want your class to digest text more thoroughly? Middle schoolers learn about the digestive system in the lesson and reinforce informational text reading skills through a variety of strategies. They engage in a close reading approach,...
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Workbook
Wiley Publishing

Anatomy and Physiology Workbook

For Students 7th - 12th
Peruse a workbook for every system in the human body. From cellular makeup to the integumentary system to human reproduction, the 300-page workbook features informative reading passages, guided practice, and humorous comic strips to get...
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Body Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The human body is an amazing thing! Explore the body with your high school class as they investigate each system in detail. They learn components of each organ system and disease processes that can negatively affect general health and...
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Unit Plan
Out-of-School Time Resource Center

Nutrition and Physical Activity

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Emerging nutritionists explore what it means to be healthy. In the beginning of the unit, your class will examine the five food groups and learn how food gets from the farm to our plates. This leads into the investigation of the...
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Activity
Shanghai American School

Frog Dissection

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Hop into exploration of a frog's anatomy with this collection of dissection resources. With the help of the included virtual dissection website, worksheets, and printable diagrams, students will have no problem navigating their way...