Unit 5 Understanding
Increase your awareness of your own health and your commitment
to it by completing a Health
Inventory and Personal
Chapter 15, Lesson 1
Human Anatomy On-line - InnerBody.com
Are you aware that the average adult skeletal system contains
206 bones? Did you know that a smile uses 17 muscles, while
a frown uses 43? These are just a few of the interesting facts
about body systems that you will learn at this Web site. Draw
a diagram of one of the body systems, and label at least ten
of its major parts.
Examine pictures of real human bones and view joints from
different angles. After studying some of the main bones and
joints of the body, use the glossary feature to study terms
and view animations of bones and joints in motion.
Chapter 15, Lesson 3
Cut to the Heart
Place your hands on a flat surface in front of you with the
palms up and count how many times you can open and close your
hand in one minute. How many times could you do it? Did your
hands get tired? Even at rest, your heart works twice as hard
as the leg muscles of a sprinter. Study an animated map of
the heart and learn how the heart moves blood to supply your
whole body with oxygen. Explore the pictures of diseased hearts
and learn how surgeons treat heart disease.
Chapter 15, Lesson 4
Inside the Human Body: The Respiratory System
The job of oxygenating and removing waste from the blood is
handled by the complex apparatus that makes up the respiratory
system. Visit the Web site and read about all the parts that
complete the respiratory system. After you are done reading,
test your knowledge by completing one of the word games.
Chapter 15, Lesson 5
Neuroscience for Kids
The brain is perhaps the most fascinating organ in your body.
The brain's complex network of neurons controls everything
in your body from breathing to emotions. What made Einstein's
brain special? Do we really only use 10% of our brain? Read
one article from a category that interests you. What surprised
you most? After you are done reading, print out and complete
four worksheets contained here (http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/works.html).
Chapter 15, Lesson 6
Your Gross and Cool Body
Have you ever wondered where dandruff or hiccups come from?
They are both byproducts of your body's natural functions.
Go to "Pick a body function" and read the section
on "Bad Breath" and then learn about your body's
sense of smell. Share some of the facts you find here with
classmates in a short report.
Read the section on the digestive system and take the quiz
to find out how much you really know about this vital body
system. Then click on "Experiments" in the upper
navigation bar and perform one of the experiments listed.
What were your findings? Using information found on this site
and what you learned in class, explain the function and processes
of the digestive system.