Human Body

Preschool or Elementary Unit Study

Adventures of the Human Body Lesson Plan Ideas

If you’re working with children, whether you are a parent or teacher, consider the following skill set ideas when reading Science books with your child:

  • Science/biology
  • Health & fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Following directions
  • Sequencing
  • Process of discovery
  • Self-expression & interpersonal skills

flip-flap-bodyBuy: Flip Flap Body Book

Now you can discover the inside view of the amazing human body…with the help of fantastic fold-out flaps. Find out what happens to the food that you swallow. See how a baby grows in its mother. Take a look at how you see, hear, smell, taste and touch. This volume contains three Flip-Flap titles: What happens to your food?, How do your senses work?, and How are babies made?

first-encyclopedia-human-bodyBuy: First Encyclopedia of the Human Body

Amazing photographs and illustrations with lively text to explain the amazing human body.

going-dentist-lGoing to the Dentist

A trip to the dentist is much easier if you know what to expect! With sensitive and humorous illustrations, this book shows small children what happens at the dentist – from the chair that goes up and down to all the dentist’s equipment. There is also information on how to look after your teeth, and a little yellow duck to find on each double page. (“… clearly explained, in an informative way, with lots of jolly illustrations.” Practical Parenting)

This is an Accelerated Reader title. Accelerated Reader (AR) is the world’s most popular reading management software. Used in nearly 60,000 schools, Accelerated Reader provides teachers with an easy and effective way to monitor all forms of guided reading practice.

your-bodyBuy: Your Body

Have you ever wondered what’s inside you? Take a tour around your amazing body and find out what your heart and lungs do, how you see and hear, where food goes and lots more. Your Body is part of an exciting series of books for children who are beginning to read on their own. The easy-to-read text has been specially written with the help of a reading expert.

Lesson Plan Ideas:

  • Week 1: Skeletal System and Your Joints
  • Week 2: Muscular System and Your Skin
  • Week 3: Circulatory System
  • Week 4: Digestive System & Your Teeth
  • Week 5: Eating Healthy
  • Week 6: Respiratory System & Your Voice
  • Week 7: Your Senses
  • Week 8: Nervous System & Genes
  • Week 9: Being Healthy
  • Week 10: Exercise Olympics

Lesson Block II Ideas:

  • Week 1: Building blocks of You
  • Week 2: Skeletal System & Joints
  • Week 3: Muscular System
  • Week 4: Circulatory System
  • Week 5: Digestive System
  • Week 6: Respiratory System
  • Week 7: Nervous System
  • Week 8: What are Genes?
  • Week 9: Genetics
  • Week 10: Health & Medicine

complete-human-lBuy: Complete Book of the Human Body

A fact-packed, beautifully illustrated, all-round introduction to the human body and how it works. Full of extraordinary photographs, detailed diagrams and stunning scans, X-rays and microscope images of the human body. Engaging, friendly text and clear, simple explanations. Experiments and activities show you how to take your own pulse, test your reaction time and fool your brain with optical illusions. Amazing facts and world records, including the world’s tallest man, the oldest person ever and the longest fingernails on record. What is an Usborne Internet-linked book? It is a book that contains descriptions of websites that take you further into the subject in a fun and informative way. You can find links to all the sites listed in this book on the Usborne Quicklinks website at Will the websites go out of date? Websites do change from time to time, so the sites will be regularly reviewed by Usborne researchers, and the links will be updated.


genes & DNABuy: Genes and DNA

This fascinating introduction explores every aspect of a vital subject. It takes you deep inside a cell to see where genes are found and goes behind the headlines to explain cloning, gene therapy, the human genome, DNA testing, GM foods, genetic engineering and much more. Stunning 3D artwork shows exactly how gene science works and clear, friendly text and simple, step-by-step diagrams provide concise, enlightening information, supplemented by recommended websites.

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