Cell Unit Study - Week 13 - Body Systems

Week 13: We played body system memory and I pasted links below so you can print it and play it too.

This is our last week of cell activities. Next we will be moving onto the respiratory and circulatory systems while continuing to follow David Macaulay's The Way We Work as a guide for our activities.

Before playing memory we did a quick review. Throughout our cell activities we have discovered that;

atoms combine to make molecules
molecules combine to make proteins
proteins combine to make organelles such as cell walls, mitochondria, and DNA
organelles combine to make cells
cells combine to make tissues
tissues combine to make organs
organs combine to make body systems

Laying out the chain was a great way to help the kids remember what we have done.

The kids have been watching the Once Upon a Time Life videos as part of our science curriculum. Through the videos they have become familiar with several of the human body systems as well as the organs contained within the systems.

I had them name as many systems and organs as they could and then we drew lines to connect which organs went with which systems. I was surprised by how much they learned from the videos. They were able to name all but one of the body systems.

Then we played memory. I created this simple memory game and you are welcome to print it for your personal use.

Body Systems Memory Sheet 1
Body Systems Memory Sheet 2
Body Systems Memory Sheet 3

Be sure to check out our earlier cell activities.
Week 1 - Drawings
Week 2 - Atoms
Week 3 - Molecules
Week 4 - Cell Walls
Week 5 - Cell Structure
Week 6 - DNA
Week 7 - RNA and Ribosomes
Week 8 - Golgi Apparatus
Week 9 - Mitochondria and DNA
Week 10 - Cell Division
Week 11 - Types of Cells
Week 12 - Tissues
Week 13 - Body Systems

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  1. I like the printable game you created. That's a great idea.

  2. We are making some BIG changes to the way we do science, inspired by some great blogs- yours being one of them! I'll be writing about the changes during our Easter break. Would you mind if I linked back to one of your science posts? Thanks for all your ideas- I bought 'The Way We Work' to use for revision. It's brilliant-I have so many plans!!!

    1. Cool! I look forward to reading about your plans. Of course you can link here. Next year I think we will move on to astronomy. That's my plan right now anyway.

  3. I think next year we will be doing the body systems and I will definitely be looking into this book you have come up with some great activities that I will be using:)

  4. I don't teach body systems in first, but I love the matching game. That's a great idea for any learning activity. I'm going to forward this to our instructional coach, so she can send it to the right grade level. I found you through the Manic Monday link up.

    1. That's great! I hope they find it useful. My science and history activities are definitely aimed at kids a little older than first, but there are some fun activities for younger kids under my Math, Reading and Craft pages listed at the top.

  5. I love the body systems memory game! Thanks so much for sharing your fun printable! I featured your post as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/free-printable-of-the-day/

    1. That's awesome. I didn't realize you had a pinterest page. Now I'm following.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm loving the cards. We're studying the body systems in May. The cards will be great!

    1. That's great to hear. I'm glad you can use it. We are starting to study blood and different organs next.

  7. This is great! I'd love it if you would share this at Family Fun Friday at http://happyandblessedhome.com tomorrow. Thanks!

  8. Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!


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