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Human Body: Support System

Learn about the three types of muscles in your body. Find out how they work in pairs and learn what happens when they are stretched too far. There is also information about cells, joints, and bones. Includes movies, diagrams, and word searches. There are links to eThemes Resources on the human body and the five senses.

Grades

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  • 6,
  • 7

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Watch the movie and take the quiz. Try the "Activity," "Word Wall," and much more.
Learn about voluntary and involuntary muscles and how muscles work in pairs. NOTE: The site includes topics about various bodily functions.
Read about what happens when your muscles are stretched too much. Click on "Next Page" to advance through the article.
This article explains how the 650 muscles in our bodies work. Click on "Next Page" to advance through the article and to learn about the importance of tendons.
Try labeling the three types of muscles.
Try labeling the muscles on this diagram.
This article about muscles includes photographs of muscles cells and an animation that shows how muscles work. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Try to find the words about muscles in this puzzle.
This lesson plan offers two activity ideas for students to learn about muscles.
Read an article about bones. Includes information about joints. The first page has a link to a diagram of a bone.
Explore this site for information about different organs and body systems. Includes information about the brain, the most important tissue in your body. The articles are written for kids.
Students can choose a "Skeleton Game" or a "Skeleton Anatomy Diagram." NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
Watch the movie and take the quiz. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
This site has color diagrams, animations, and tutorials. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about the different human body systems and how they function in these sites that are written for elementary students. Includes illustrations, animated movies, and online quizzes.
These sites cover the five senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Includes information about the different body organs that our senses use and animals and their unique senses. There are class activity ideas and an online game about the senses.

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