Teacher friend, are you wondering how to teach the human body systems? While teaching grade 4 5 6 students the topic of the human body is probably one of our most relevant science units, knowing how to teach it can be difficult. Read on to learn tips, ideas, and strategies to teach students about the body systems.
In what order do you teach the human body systems?
- Body Organization
- Skeletal System
- Muscular System
- Digestive System
- Circulatory System
- Respiratory System
- Excretory System
- Nervous System
- Endocrine System
- Reproductive System
Why choose this method?
Teaching the Human Body Systems
Ideas to start your human body unit
Science reading worksheets are a great way to further student knowledge.
Students can detail and sequence each part of the system, how it works, and how it interacts with the other parts. In addition, the comprehension questions allow you to know if a student understands what they have read.
Being a visual learner, I love to color and make things visually pleasing. I know I am more likely to remember it. I like to have students complete doodle sketch notes to allow them to retain information better. Studies show that students who color have a better retention rate because they use both sides of their brains, enabling them to make more connections to the material. This activity will help students to further solidify their knowledge.
Hands on learning
Hands-on learning is what science is always about.
Whether experimenting to
students learn best through hands-on activities. So please include as many as you can in your classroom to keep them engaged.
Assessing students can be as simple (and boring) as a standard test or as fun as a culminating activity.
For example, having students create a wanted poster for parts of the circulatory system can make assessment fun for both you and them. They don’t realize that a poster is a form of assessment of their knowledge of the different parts of the system, how it works, and its relation with the other parts. Plus, these posters look great hanging up!