ERIC Number: ED364505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Our Bodies, Our Cells: Children's Activities in Body Systems. Children's Activity Series.
The supplemental teaching resources provided in this book offer a variety of concrete, visual activities designed to help classroom and daycare center teachers introduce children to the human body and the way it is organized. An analogy comparing human body parts to house parts is used throughout the book to make lessons clear and age-appropriate. Reproducible masters for student activity sheets and teacher patterns are found at the end of each lesson, along with suggestions for integrating lessons into art, science, math, and other areas of the primary curriculum. Through crafts, puppetry, and projects, children learn basic facts about the systems of the body, laying the foundation for future lessons in health and hygiene. The book is organized according to eight concepts: the first explores the components of the body and and the parts of a house; the second concept deals with the smallest element of the body, the cell; the third concept teaches about various body parts; the fourth and fifth concepts examine how muscles (including the heart muscle) work; the sixth concept explains the different parts (organs) involved in digestion; the seventh encourages children to demonstrate their knowledge of the digestive organs; and the eighth suggests ways to keep the body and all its cells healthy. (LL)
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Child Health, Class Activities, Elementary School Students, Health Education, Human Body, Hygiene, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Muscular System, Physical Fitness, Primary Education, Skeletal System, Teaching Guides
ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 (Title No. 565: $12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA.
Identifiers: Age Appropriateness; Body Awareness; Cells (Biology); Digestive System
Note: For related documents, see SP 034 802-803. Illustrated by Eric Berg.