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This workbook introduces the human body. It outlines each of the main organ systems and the functions of those systems. Students will obtain information on the different organs, cells and tissues involved in each system and the role that they play. There are some short investigations into different aspects of the learner’s own body.
It focuses on aspects of levels 3, 4 and 5 of the New Zealand Science Curriculum.
This workbook is a key starting point, enabling a better understanding about how things work in the body and gives students a solid foundation and interest in how their body functions and what it includes. It gives students the opportunity to complete investigations based around a common idea using a generalised template that is a basis to what is expected at NCEA Level 1.
The literacy tasks in this workbook encourage the students to read for meaning, scan material, select appropriate information and understand key words. The inclusion of mini-research projects prepares students for what is required in the Senior Sciences.
The numeracy tasks involve averaging, rounding, measuring, graphing, tabulating data, interpreting data and reading scales accurately. These are all vital skills in the Sciences and beyond.
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Specific Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students should be able to:
- complete practical investigations and experiments in a safe manner following correct scientific procedure.
- name the key organ systems in the body and their main functions.
- list the organs, cells or tissues involved in each of the key organ systems.
- label key organs such as the lungs, heart, skin and brain.
- describe the importance of each organ system.
- display an understanding of what is occurring inside their body on a daily basis.
- use scientific names to name the bones in the body.
- describe how blood is pumped around the body.
- describe how food is broken down during digestion.
- describe how gas exchange occurs.
- describe how the musculoskeletal system (including muscles, bones and joints) works to create movement.
- describe and give the disadvantages and advantages of different skeleton types.
- use diagrams to display comparisons between body parts and types.
- read and interpret information from a text with a science focus.
- write mini-research projects using scientific text.
- draw accurate tables and graphs and interpret data from tables and graphs.
Student Workbook: 48 pages
Teacher’s Guide: 72 pages
Free* Downloadable Resource: 17 pages
*Available for free download when a class set and accompanying Teacher’s Guide is purchased.
Student Workbook $6.00* (Priced for class sets only. GST inclusive, freight additional.)
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