A system is only as good as the sum of its parts! Young scholars explore the components of the different body systems using a hands-on instructional activity. The instructional activity helps learners build an understanding that there is a hierarchy of components in the systems of the body that increase in complexity and function.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an introduction to the idea of a system and its parts
  • Ask learners to assume the roles of different parts of a system and align themselves in order of complexity
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time to collect and prepare necessary materials prior to the activity

  • Offers ideas to extend the lesson
  • Incorporates several small activities to hold students' attention

  • None