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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

The Human Body—Systems and Senses Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Nine lessons over three weeks explore the human body through read-alouds. Third graders listen to and discuss a reading followed by extension activities, including word work and comprehension practice. Learners draft a narrative essay.
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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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Core Knowledge Foundation

The Human Body Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
A read-aloud anthology showcases various stories about the human body. Scholars participate in lessons that introduce a reading, listen to and discuss the reading, then complete in-class and at-home practice.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Wired with Alexander Calder

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Kids consider how the body functions and moves, how each structure has a specific movement and purpose. They apply that idea as they construct a sculptural piece that moves. For inspiration they look to the work of Alexander Calder,...
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Lesson Plan
University of Minnesota

Ways of Knowing: Apples as Models

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use apples as a way of thinking about models. Young scientists consider how the word apple, a two-dimensional drawing, a three-dimensional image, a photograph, and plastic apples all model real apples in preparation for developing models...
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Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

Are We Golden?

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Lead your class on a search for precious bones. Using a presentation, the class investigates the golden ratio in art and nature. Groups of pupils measure specific bones and find the average ratio for the class. To further cement the...
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Lesson Plan
Nemours KidsHealth

Alcohol: Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
Two lessons focus on alcohol's effects on the human body and encourage participants to make responsible choices. First, scholars identify five adults they can turn to for guidance and craft a construction paper hand that lists the...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Head Lice: Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
Head lice—how not to get or give it. Scholars read or listen to kid-friendly articles that offer information about head lice. They complete a worksheet that identifies items they should and should not share with their peers.
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Lesson Plan
Nemours KidsHealth

Bike Safety: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Bicycle safety is the focus of two lessons. First, scholars read three articles and decide which five safety tips are most important. Second, class members practice hand signals used while riding a bicycle to stay safe.
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Nemours KidsHealth

Concussions: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Two lessons focus on concussions. The first lesson uses cards and role-playing to detail signs of a concussion. Through readings, discussions, and worksheets, the second lesson looks closely at parts of the brain and offers ways to keep...
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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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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

How Lou Got the Flu

For Students 6th - 12th
Six questions probe participants to discover the possibility of catching a virus from others—even animals. Here, the influenza virus travels from duck to person in a round-about way. The quiz concludes with helpful tips to stay healthy. 
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Nemours KidsHealth

Food Allergies: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Over two lessons, scholars use articles and discussions to define what a food allergy is and identify the most common food allergens. Small groups prepare a skit showcasing how the body exhibits an allergic reaction. Learners examine...
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Lesson Plan
Cengage Learning

COVID-19: What Can I Do?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Eleven slides make up a presentation that details the importance of practicing social distancing and what can be done at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars take part in the classroom discussion highlighting topics such as...
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Lesson Plan
Cengage Learning

COVID-19: What's It All About?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars discover the novel virus COVID-19. Pupils fill out the K and W of a KWL chart in preparation for a viewing of an informative presentation. After ten slides, class members discuss their new-found knowledge, fill out the L of the...
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Lesson Plan
Cengage Learning

COVID-19: How Do I Protect Myself?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Since COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, is so easily transmitted, we must take preventative measures to keep others and ourselves from getting sick. Scholars learn about these measures in a instructional activity that introduces...
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Meet the Germs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson introduces scholars to the scientist, Martinus Beijerinck, the person behind virus discovery. Learners research and complete a graphic organizer that showcases the differences between a virus and bacteria. Small groups share...
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Meet the Heros

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Vaccine development is the focus of a instructional activity that explores its history, timeline, and how the scientific method aids the process. Following a discussion about Edward Jenner and Small Pox, learners answer questions in...
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Lesson Plan
Nemours KidsHealth

Head Lice: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Keep lice away with a instructional activity that focuses on best practices. Scholars discuss what lice are, where it can be found, how it can be prevented and cured. A worksheet challenges pupils to examine items they use every day. A...
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Activity
The New York Times

Breathing With a Pinwheel

For Parents K - 6th
A pinwheel encourages deep breathing to calm one's body and recenter their thoughts. Scholars breathe into a personal pinwheel with different types of breathing patterns then answer a question about how they feel. 
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

How Much Does Smoking Really Cost?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Following a brief survey about tobacco, scholars examine a fact sheet to answer questions about the substance. A practice page challenges the class to determine the cost of the habit using money math. Pupils discuss their findings...
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

Healthy Touches and Private Touches

For Teachers 1st Standards
Scholars identify the difference between healthy touches and private touches. A discussion leads pupils to recognize several trusting adults. Peers role-play scenarios in which they use three rules to remain safe.
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

Differentiate! The Stem Cell Card Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Let the games grow. Groups play a card game to grow cells. Players start growing cells from stem cells to create specialized cells in the human body. Learners use full-grown cells from the human body to create stem cells in the lab to...