6th Grade Science

The Science of Your Body’s Systems!

To learn about the how the body’s systems relate to one another, students build a book with transparent pages. Each system is laid one upon the other, on the clear plastic pages. Students add notes on each page as they learn details about each system. They also note how each system is related to others and they provide tips on how to keep each system healthy. Below are some videos that students watch, which supplement the learning activities in class.

 

Integumentary System

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TedEd has published a great video to explain the amazing science of the skin. Explore the integumentary system with this short video.

 

Muscular System

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This great video, from TedEd, teaches students about the muscular system.

 

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For a learning extension, fast finishers can learn about how muscles grow in this video from TedEd.

 

Circulatory System

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This video from TedEd focuses on the organ that is vital for circulating blood throughout the body.

 

Respiratory System

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Lungs are so important, as they are responsible for getting oxygen into the bloodstream. Oxygen is important for so many purposes. Watch this TedEd video to learn about more facts about the respiratory system.

 

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Over 300 million people struggle with asthma. Learn more from TedEd about this respiratory challenge by watching this video.

 

Nervous System

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The nervous system is critical, as it provides the electrical impulses that stimulate all of the other systems. Watch this TedEd video to learn more about it.

 

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This video from TedEd is a great learning extension about how the body senses pain.

 

Digestive System

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The digestive system is another critical system as it provides nutrition and chemical energy for all other systems to function, grow, and repair. This TedEd video will teach you about more facts about the wondrous digestive system.

 

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Teeth and jaws are also part of the digestive system, and they break down food into manageable pieces for the gut to break down. Watch this video from TedEd to learn more about how teeth evolved.

 

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What we digest impacts other systems, including the brain which is part of the nervous system. This video from TedEd describes this relationship.

 

Immune System

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As a bonus, early finishers can explore the immune system in this TedEd video.

 

 

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