The human body is amazing! The organs in our body form different systems, such as the circulatory (heart and blood), respiratory (lungs), nervous and digestive systems. Each of these systems performs a different function in keeping us healthy and active.
Most of these processes happen automatically. The systems are also connected to one another. For example, the respiratory system brings oxygen into the blood, which the circulatory system then carries to the tissues and organs.
Teach your children about the human body using our handy topic guide!
- Try out this highly active way of teaching children about circulation within the body.
- Try out this interactive simulation, as well as interactive games and activities to learn all about the skeleton and muscles, digestion and circulation.
- Print out these images and test the knowledge of your children on how the body works.
- Try out some of these fun human body experiments!
- Try out these great teaching ideas based on the popular book, Funnybones.
- Download our popular Human Body Pack and use the eBook, activity resources and display materials in your classroom!
- Our printable body organs poster is perfect for your classroom displays.
- Use our Human Biology fact cards to find out more about the human body and how it works.
- This handy sheet will help children to learn about different types of food and their effect on the body.
- These printable banners are great to add to your classroom walls when children are learning about the human body.
Human Body Knowledge Organiser
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Human Body Facts
- Humans are born with 270 bones. Several of these bones fuse together by adulthood making a total of 206 bones in the adult human body.
- Laid end to end, an adult’s blood vessels could circle Earth’s equator four times!
- If you donate or damage a part of your liver, it will grow back to its full size.
- Your heart beats 100,000 times per day, pumping 5.5 litres per minute, which adds up to about 3 million litres of blood a year.
- You can’t tickle yourself!
Interesting facts about the Human Body
This video from Happy Learning shares some interesting facts about the human body.
Running time: 2:57
The Respiratory System
This great video from Peekaboo Kidz shows how the respiratory system works.
Running time: 3:52
The Human Brain
Dr Chris is going on an Investigation Ouch mission to find out all about the human brain. He finds a REAL HUMAN BRAIN!
Running time: 3:39
All About Your Body!
This video from SciShow Kids shares lots of interesting facts all about the human body.
Running time: 15:11
The skeletons venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, but everyone is in bed so they amuse themselves by scaring each other and playing with the skeleton animals that live in the zoo.
Arnold has swallowed the Magic School Bus! Now, instead of seeing an exhibit of the human body at a museum, the class is taking a look at Arnold’s stomach, his intestines, his bloodstream, and more from the inside on this heart-stopping field trip.
This bright and lively encyclopedia introduces young readers to the wonders of the human body. It features simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites.
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