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Human Body and Organs

11-13 yrs old

Physical Health & Wellness

Science

Technology

Students will take an amazing ride through the human body and organs to look at what's inside.

avatar Submitted By: Yunus Emre Calik

November 10, 2017

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Learns the organ names and functions
  • Learns the organ shapes and colors
  • Creates visual representation of human body and organ systems
  • Finds out the major systems on human body
  • Increases communication and collaboration skills

Guiding Ideas

It will be good to start with a little brainstorming about the human body and organs to find out your students level of knowledge. After that, have students do some online research.

https://human.biodigital.com/index.html

When they are finished with doing their research it is time to use the website above to make some comprehensive analysis about the human body and organs.

This website also provides nice videos and 3 models about the human body: http://teachmeanatomy.info/3d-model/

Student Activities

Students first need to create the outer surface of the human body. After that they will build each organ collaboratively and use "signs" or "NPCs"  to tell each organ's function. Using an "NPC" is preferred because by using them, students can provide outside links to create meaningful connections between websites and Minecraft objects. Also when they are building the heart they can use rails to represent the vessels carrying blood. It is important for them to visualize the circulatory system.

Performance Expectations

Students can use the camera tool in Minecraft to create a digital portfolio of their work and create Office Mixes that explains details. Also they can use free web site builders to demonstrate their work.

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References