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Human Body Resources for Teachers

Browse these human body printables, lessons, and references to find great cross-curricular teaching resources on the immune system, anatomy, and the five senses. Supplement units on health or biology with activities on the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems. Students of all ages will enjoy learning about genetics through hands-on science experiments, such as DNA fingerprinting. You'll also find quizzes on the human body to test student's knowledge of the brain and skeletal system.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Sense Organs: Skin, Nose, Tongue Mini-Lesson
Sense Organs: Eyes and Ears Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Printables for Grades K-2

The Parts of the Eye
Human Body Printable Book (K-3)
The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Body Parts
My Skeleton
Major Bones of the Body
Our Five Senses
More Popular Human Body Printables

Printables for Grades 3-5

Sense Receptors: Sending Signals to the Brain
Smoking Effects
Cigarette Smoking Worksheet
Body Parts Pictorial Story
Diagram of Mouth, Nose, and Lungs
My Heart
Boning Up on Bones
More Popular Human Body Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

What Is the Digestive System?
How Do Lenses Refract Light?
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
What Is Digestion?
AIDS/STD Crossword Puzzle
The Parts of the Heart (Blank) Printable
The Healthy Immune System
More Popular Human Body Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

What Is AIDS?
The Female and Male Reproductive Systems
The Respiratory System (Blank) Printable
The Effects of Tobacco Use
What Is the Nervous System?
AIDS-Infected Immune System
Mathematical Scavenger Hunt Through the Human Body
More Popular Human Body Printables


The Five Senses Quiz
Digestion Quiz
Human Body Parts Quiz
Circulatory System Quiz
Bacteria and Viruses Quiz
Skeleton Quiz
The Brain Quiz
More Human Body Quizzes

Lesson Plans

Smoking Lesson - Grade 4 and 5
Smoking Lesson - Grades 2 and 3
Label Your Body
An Honest Cigarette Ad?
Big Sneeze
Blocks and Bones
Healthy Teeth
More Human Body Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers

KWL Chart - Being Healthy
KWL Chart - Your Senses

Games & Puzzles

My Wonderful Body
Science Key Term Review: Respiration and Excretion

Technology Resources

Fast-Food Fact Finding
Left-Handers Are All Right
The Virtual Body


Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet
Smoking-Related Mortality Facts
All About the Human Body
Food with History
Good-for-Your-Body Foods
More Human Body References

Human Body Activities for Art Class

Test Your Taste Buds
Human Body Art Projects
The Five Senses: Make a Book
I'm a "Germ Fighter" Badge
Guess and Draw
All Living Things Grow
Grandma's Patchwork Quilt
More Human Body Activities for Art Class

Human Body Science Activities

Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
My Lungs
My Muscles
My Sensory Organs
My Stomach
The Foods We Eat
More Popular Human Body Science Activities

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Human Body
Sample of Eyewitness: Human Body
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science

Human Body Resources for Math Class

Literature & Math: Human Body
What Are Tissues?
Health Trends Activity
How Can You Measure Your Body?
How Do You Measure Up?
Activity: Measuring Sound
Foot Work
More Human Body Resources for Math Class

Language Arts & the Human Body Connected

Organ Systems in the Human Body
Have a Heart
Ryan White, My Own Story
Drugs and Your Body: Vocabulary
Science Key Term Review: Digestion and Nutrition
Respiration and Excretion: Vocabulary
The Five Senses
More Popular Human Body Resources for Language Arts

Human Body Activities for Social Studies Class

Pioneers in Exploring Human Diseases
Inherited and Observable Traits
How Has Technology Improved Life at Various Stages?
Nutrition: Family Activity
Health Risks of Second-hand Smoke
Why We Are the Way We Are
Cumulative AIDS Cases in the United States
More Human Body Activities for Social Studies Class

History & the Human Body Connected

Science, Technology, and Society: Virtual Heart
The First Heart Transplant
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Activity: Comparing Infectious Diseases
Science, Technology and Society: Total Artificial Heart
Reading Warm-Up 56 for Gr. 3 & 4: Science

Safety Resources on the Human Body

Investigating Fingerprints
Hospital Word Search
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness
Brain Safety
What Happens When the Body Overheats?
Myths & Facts about Influenza
Reading Warm-Up 59 for Gr. 5 & 6: Science
More Safety Resources on the Human Body

Health & Nutrition Resources on the Human Body

The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Action Poems and Songs
How Do Some Drugs Affect the Body?
Life Science Test: Respiration and Excretion
What Is Immunity?
Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
Wellness Poster
More Popular Health & Nutrition Resources on the Human Body

Psychology Resources on the Human Body

Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities on Holidays, 2003
Defense Mechanisms Used to Cope With Death
Ways to Help Others Grieve
Explore Activity: What I Like to Do

Human Body Activities for Physical Education

Why Is Exercise Important?
My Favorite Exercise
Heart Rate and Exercise
Muscle Learning
Explore Activity: Ways to Exercise
Your Unique Exercise Program (Part 1 of 3)
Your Unique Exercise Program (Part 2 of 3)
More Human Body Activities for Physical Education

Medicine & the Human Body

HIV and Its Transmission
The Liver
Lenses and Mirrors Activity
Asthma Word Fill-In
Antibacterial Drugs
Down Syndrome
Disorder Diagnosis
More Medical Resources on the Human Body
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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
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Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.