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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

Body Parts
Human Body Printable Book (K-3)
Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
This Is My Body
Our Five Senses
The Parts of the Eye
Major Bones of the Body
More Popular Human Body Printables

Printables for Grades 3-5

Body Parts Pictorial Story
Organ Systems in the Human Body
My Sensory Organs
Action Poems and Songs
Smoking Effects
Cigarette Smoking Worksheet
Test Your Taste Buds
More Popular Human Body Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Have a Heart
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
The Parts of the Heart (Blank) Printable
The Respiratory System (Blank) Printable
The Female and Male Reproductive Systems
AIDS True/False Worksheet
The Digestive System (Blank) Printable
More Popular Human Body Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

How Do Some Drugs Affect the Body?
AIDS/STD Crossword Puzzle
The Skeletal System
The Effects of Tobacco Use
The Healthy Immune System
Mathematical Scavenger Hunt Through the Human Body
What Is AIDS?
More Popular Human Body Printables


The Five Senses Quiz
Human Body Parts Quiz
Circulatory System Quiz
Digestion Quiz
Skeleton Quiz
The Brain Quiz
Biology and Cells Quiz
More Human Body Quizzes

Lesson Plans

Label Your Body
Smoking Lesson - Grades 2 and 3
An Honest Cigarette Ad?
Smoking Lesson - Grade 4 and 5
Big Sneeze
Body Collage: What's Inside?
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
The Virtual Body
Left-Handers Are All Right


Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet
Smoking-Related Mortality Facts
Food with History
Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities on Holidays, 2003
Good-for-Your-Body Foods
More Human Body References

Human Body Activities for Art Class

Science and Art: Hello Mr. Smart Heart
Human Body Art Projects
I'm a "Germ Fighter" Badge
Make a Set of Teeth
Guess and Draw
The Five Senses: Make a Book
Science Fun: Sense Cards
More Human Body Activities for Art Class

Human Body Science Activities

The Foods We Eat
My Skeleton
Wellness Poster
My Heart
My Muscles
My Lungs
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

Heart Training Range (Part 3 of 3)
How I've Grown
How Can You Measure Your Body?
Baby and Primary Teeth
How Do You Measure Up?
In What Ways Do We Depend on Our Eyes?
What Are Tissues?
More Human Body Resources for Math Class

Language Arts & the Human Body Connected

Ryan White, My Own Story
The Five Senses
Science Reading Warm-Up: Medical Technology
Science Reading Warm-Up: The Central Nervous System
Drugs and Your Body: Family Activity
Vocabulary Review of Smoking Terms
Poke & Look Learning Books
More Popular Human Body Resources for Language Arts

Human Body Activities for Social Studies Class

Nutrition: Family Activity
Inherited and Observable Traits
Visit the Dentist
Taking Care of Your Health: Family Activity
Why We Are the Way We Are
About Braille
Defense Mechanisms Used to Cope With Death
More Human Body Activities for Social Studies Class

History & the Human Body Connected

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Science, Technology, and Society: Virtual Heart
Science, Technology and Society: Total Artificial Heart
The First Heart Transplant
Health Trends Activity
Activity: Comparing Infectious Diseases

Safety Resources on the Human Body

Hospital Word Search
Investigating Fingerprints
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness
Disease-Carrying Animals
Brain Safety
Science Reading Warm-Up: The Heimlich Maneuver
What Happens When the Body Overheats?
More Safety Resources on the Human Body

Health & Nutrition Resources on the Human Body

The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Diagram of Mouth, Nose, and Lungs
The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printable Book (Grades K-5)
AIDS-Infected Immune System
Heart Rate and Exercise
The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918
What Is the Digestive System?
More Popular Health & Nutrition Resources on the Human Body

Psychology Resources on the Human Body

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
Explore Activity: Ways to Exercise
Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
Science and Physical Education: Brain Power
How Much Exercise Do You Get?
Physical Performance
More Human Body Activities for Physical Education

Medicine & the Human Body

HIV and Its Transmission
The Eras of AIDS
What Is Heart Disease?
How Is Technology Used to Treat Cardiovascular Disease?
Bacteria and Viruses Quiz
HIV/AIDS in the Year 2000 and Beyond
Lessons from the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
More Medical Resources on the Human Body

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July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

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