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Human Body Systems

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. There are links to several eThemes Resources on anatomy.

Grades

  • 2,
  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7

Links

Put "Arnold" back together again, he has lost all his organs and his bones.
This is a hands-on lesson plan/activity for grades 6-12 in which students act like parts of the digestive tract.
Read how many muscles are in the body and how they move. Use the drop-down menu at the top to choose a different body system.
This site lists three instructional activities (range of motion, cubism, body language) designed for students.
This site by a university professor has lots of information about the nervous system written especially for kids.
This student-created site has information about the seven systems of the body as well as individual body parts.
Click on a word or the illustration to learn more about the human body systems. This site includes many articles written for kids.
Elementary students can learn about "The Human Body."
This site for fourth graders focuses on four major body systems and includes fact sheets and illustrations.
Click on an icon for a tutorial about that particular body system. Requires Flash Player.
These sites have illustrations, images, charts, and research material about the human nervous system and its functions. Also includes interactive human body tours, quizzes, and games.
These sites explain how the skeletal system works. Learn about all the bones that make up the human body. Includes many photos, X-rays, and diagrams. There are some online quizzes and presentations, plus interactive tours of the body.
These sites focus on the urinary and excretory systems and the removal of the body's waste. Learn about the different organs involved in these systems. View diagrams of the bladder, kidneys, and urethra. Includes an animated movie and photographs of organs.
These sites have information about how the digestive system works. Take a virtual tour of the inner body, watch a video, or try online games and quizzes. Most of the sites include diagrams.
These sites have information about the immune system for students in the upper grades. Includes several animations, online quizzes, and interactive sites that allow you to explore the immune system.
These sites offer factual information about the muscular system for students in the upper grades. There are interactive sites that allow you to explore the body's muscles, plus numerous online quizzes to test your knowledge. Also includes activity and lesson ideas.
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.

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