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The body as a machine

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The human body is a machine consisting of many different, interconnected machines. Each machine (heart, lungs, intestines, etc.) runs at its own individual speed, but all function in a specific, predetermined relationship to each other. In this sense, the body is analogous to the most complicated man-made machines, such as automobiles, tape recorders, or space capsules, which consist of many separately functioning components that are mechanically linked together, each of which, in itself, is a complete machine. In fact, the body is the most complex of all such compound machines. But unlike man-made machines, the various machines that make up the body are not in a rigid, inflexible, unchanging interrelation to each other.

Digestive System

GAME

GAME 2

Respiratory System

GAME

Cardiovascular System

GAME

Urinary or Excretory System

GAME

 

 

How are we? Discovery our body

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My students have been learning about the human body. We watched and rewiewed some videos and we played some games I have posted before:

Third grades studied a basic human skeleton and memorized the names of the major bones. They also the different muscles that are attached to bones, which are jointed.

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Learning has never been so easy or so much fun!

Forth Graders learned how the homan body systems function in order to maintain life. Here is one of them: The digestive system. We also made some posters based on the pyramid food.

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  • Build a Body activity: If you would like to construct a human body system-by-system visit  Build a Body activity. Here you can drag and drop into place the organs and bones of a human body. Each organ and bone is accompanied by a description of the purpose of that bone or organ. The systems you can build  are the skeletal, digestive, respiratory, nervous, excretory, and circulatory systems.
  • Healthline Body Maps : provides interactive three dimensional models for learning about human anatomy. Body Maps has male and female models.
  • Bitesize: It’s worthy to visit this place where you can find tons of information about our body.

Enjoy it!!!

SCIENCE EXAM: Unit 2 Food (4th grade)

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Remember that your Science Unit 2 test is  due on Monday. That is when we will have the test.
I am available before the exam if you have questions.
Study the  pages 571 and pages 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the science textbook.

Here re some videos we watched in class.

Good luck!! I’ll see you tomorrow kids