Body Systems WebQuest

Resources || Teacher Information

The Task!

Now that you have completed the Body Systems WebLesson and know about your body, you have been asked to design a multimedia project that will teach other 4th graders about their bodies. You should teach them how their body systems work, what is needed to keep each system working well, and then persuade them to do the things necessary to keep their bodies in top shape.

Make sure that you cover all the basics and give enough information so that students will be compelled to treat their bodies in the best way possible for a long and healthy life. Your work will be scored using the Body Systems Rubric. Check carefully to make certain you have completed every area.

Each group will select one of the following body systems or senses to research. Use any materials you can find using local resources as well as the following Internet sites.

When you have completed this Quest, it will be posted on our web page as a resource for other students when they study Body Systems, so it must be accurate and well done!

Begin Here:

How the Body Works http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/how_the_body_works.html - Click on a system to see how it works - OUTSTANDING lessons (Shockwave required - long wait on a modem)


Body Systems Resources
Senses Resources

Skeletal System

Sense of Smell

Circulatory System

Sense of Taste

Muscular System

Sense of Hearing

Digestive System

Sense of Sight

Respiratory System

Sense of Touch

Nervous System

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Skeletal System

Skeletal System Theme Page http://www.cln.org/themes/skeletal.html
Skeletal System http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/skeletal.htm
 
Bones, Bones, and More Bones http://www.nashville-schools.davidson.k12.tn.us/webquests/bones_bones_more_bones.htm
Nashville Public Schools WebQuest developed with Kathy Schrock
 

Skeleton Worksheet - You may use these graphics for your project.

Skeletal Quiz - http://www.kidshealth.org/misc/how_the_body_works/skeletal_quiz.html

Name That Bone - http://www.kidshealth.org/misc/how_the_body_works/name_that_bone.html - Worksheet

Your Gross & Cool Body - Skeletal System http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000124.html

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Respiratory System

Breathe Deep! (The Respiratory System) http://www.nashville-schools.davidson.k12.tn.us/webquests/breathe_deep.htm - Nashville Public Schools WebQuest developed with Kathy Schrock

***** How the Body Works - The Respiratory System http://www.kidshealth.org/misc_pages/bodyworks/resp.html

Our First Web Page on the Human Body http://tqjunior.advanced.org/4245/Default.htm - Here are the links to your body. You will find out interesting facts about the human body, and we threw in a little fun too. How big is the stomach? How long is the intestine? What does the kidney do? You will find the answers and more in our page. ThinkQuest Junior Entry.

Respiratory System http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/respiratory.htm

Respiratory System Theme Page http://www.cln.org/themes/respiratory.html

Respiratory System Worksheet - You may use these graphics for your project.

Your Gross & Cool Body - The Respiratory System http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000138.html

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Digestive System

***** How the Body Works - The Digestive System - http://www.kidshealth.org/misc_pages/bodyworks/digest.html - Movie

Digestive Quiz - http://www.kidshealth.org/misc/how_the_body_works/digestive_quiz.html - Interactive game

From Beginning to End http://www.kidshealth.org/misc/how_the_body_works/beginning_to_end.html - Worksheet

Digestive System Theme Page http://www.cln.org/themes/digestive.html

Digestive System http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/digestive.htm
 
I Ate the Whole Thing! (The Digestive/Excretory System http://www.nashville-schools.davidson.k12.tn.us/webquests/i_ate_the_whole_thing.htm
Nashville Public Schools WebQuest developed with Kathy Schrock
 
Our First Web Page on the Human Body http://tqjunior.advanced.org/4245/Default.htm

Here are the links to your body. You will find out interesting facts about the human body, and we threw in a little fun too. How big is the stomach? How long is the intestine? What does the kidney do? You will find the answers and more in our page. ThinkQuest Junior Entry.

Real Deal on the Digestive System http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/digest_SW.html

Your Gross & Cool Body - The Digestive System http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000126.html

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Circulatory System

Circulatory System Theme Page http://www.cln.org/themes/circulatory.html

Circulatory System http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/cardio.htm

Cardiovascular Quiz - http://www.kidshealth.org/misc/how_the_body_works/cardio_quiz.html

Circulatory System Worksheet - You may use these graphics for your project.

**** How the Body Works - The Circulatory System - http://www.kidshealth.org/misc_pages/bodyworks/circ.html

Our First Web Page on the Human Body http://tqjunior.advanced.org/4245/Default.htm
Here are the links to your body. You will find out interesting facts about the human body, and we threw in a little fun too. How big is the stomach? How long is the intestine? What does the kidney do? You will find the answers and more in our page. ThinkQuest Junior Entry.
 
What Goes Around! Circulatory System http://www.nashville-schools.davidson.k12.tn.us/webquests/what_goes_around.htm
Nashville Public Schools WebQuest developed with Kathy Schrock
 

You may use these graphics for your project

Name that Valve - http://www.kidshealth.org/misc/how_the_body_works/name_that_valve.html - Heart worksheet

Your Gross & Cool Body - Cardiovascular System http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000131.html

 
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Nervous System

Brain Worksheet - You may use these graphics for your project.

Nervous System Theme http://www.cln.org/themes/brain.html

Nervous System http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/nervous.htm
Neuroscience for Kids http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
Explore the Nervous System. This home page has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn more about the nervous system. Enjoy the activities and experiments on your way to learning more about the brain and spinal cord. An OUTSTANDING site by the University of Washington
 
Our First Web Page on the Human Body http://tqjunior.advanced.org/4245/Default.htm
Here are the links to your body. You will find out interesting facts about the human body, and we threw in a little fun too. How big is the stomach? How long is the intestine? What does the kidney do? You will find the answers and more in our page. ThinkQuest Junior Entry.
 

You may use these graphics for your project.

Your Gross & Cool Body - The Human Brain http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000135.html

Your Gross & Cool Body - The Nervous System http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000136.html

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Muscular System

Muscular System Theme Page http://www.cln.org/themes/muscular.html
**** How the Body Works - The Muscular System http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/muscles_SW.html
A number of animated pages show how muscles work. (Requires Shockwave - takes a long time to load, but is WELL worth the wait)
 
Muscular System http://www.imcpl.lib.in.us/nov_musc.htm
 
Your Gross & Cool Body - Muscular System http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000123.html
So what do muscles do? Muscles move cows, snakes, worms and humans. Muscles move you! Without muscles you couldn't open your mouth, speak, shake hands, walk, talk, or move your food through your digestive system. There would be no smiling, blinking, breathing. You couldn't move anything inside or outside you. The fact is, without muscles, you wouldn't be alive for very long!
 
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Sense of Hearing

Ear Worksheet - You may use these graphics for you project.

Hearing Theme Page http://www.cln.org/themes/hearing.html

**** How the Body Works - The Ear http://www.kidshealth.org/misc_pages/bodyworks/ear.html
A number of animated pages show how the ear works. (Requires Shockwave - takes a long time to load, but is WELL worth the wait)
 
Let's Hear It for the Ear! http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/ear_SW.html
Did you hear something? Maybe the sound you heard was as quiet as your cat giving herself a bath with her tongue. Or maybe it was a loud sound, like an ice-cream truck going by. Sounds are everywhere, and you've got two cool parts on your body that let you hear them all - your ears! Your ears are in charge of collecting sounds, processing sounds, and sending sounds to your brain. And that's not all - your ears also help you keep your balance. So if you drop some change while you're running to the ice-cream truck, your ears make sure you don't fall when you bend over to pick it up.
 
Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World http://www.hhmi.org/senses/
This Howard Hughes Medical Institute site features current research on the science of sensory systems. With a glossary and graphics-rich articles focused on the brain, seeing, hearing, smelling, and brain scans, this site could be used to augment life science curriculum.
 
Soundry http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/
Created by high school students in Virginia and Alaska, this ThinkQuest entry explains the physics of sound and how the human ear perceives it. Be sure to visit the Interactive Sound Lab for Java applets that illustrate the Doppler effect, sound waves, and more.
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Sense of Sight

Big Look at the Eye http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/eye_SW.html
What part of your body lets you read the back of a cereal box, check out a rainbow, and see a softball coming your way? What part makes tears to protect itself or lets you cry when you're sad? What part has muscles that "magically" adjust to let you focus on objects close up or far away? If you guessed the eye, you're right! Your eyes are at work from the moment you wake up to the moment you close them to go to sleep. They take in tons of information about the world around you - shapes and forms, colors, movements, and more. Then they process the information and transfer it to your brain so it knows what's going on outside of your body. Your eyes are amazing guys!
 
CLN Theme Page: Human Body's Sense of Sight http://www.cln.org/themes/sight.html
We have quite a collection now of theme pages on the human body. To see these, as well as other life science links, go to our curricular page on life sciences (http://www.cln.org/subjects/life_cur.html) or our page of lesson plans on life sciences (http://www.cln.org/subjects/life_inst.html) Community Learning Network has outstanding theme page resources.
 
You may use these graphics for your project.
 
**** How the Body Works - The Eye http://www.kidshealth.org/misc_pages/bodyworks/eye.html
A number of animated pages show how eyes work. (Requires Shockwave - takes a long time to load, but is WELL worth the wait)
 
Our First Web Page on the Human Body http://tqjunior.advanced.org/4245/Default.htm
Here are the links to your body. You will find out interesting facts about the human body, and we threw in a little fun too. How big is the stomach? How long is the intestine? What does the kidney do? You will find the answers and more in our page. ThinkQuest Junior Entry.
 
Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World http://www.hhmi.org/senses/
This Howard Hughes Medical Institute site features current research on the science of sensory systems. With a glossary and graphics-rich articles focused on the brain, seeing, hearing, smelling, and brain scans, this site could be used to augment life science curriculum.
 
Your Gross & Cool Body - Sense of Sight http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000142.html
Imagine this: it's early morning. No sounds. No smells. But open your eyes and, as long as there is light, there is always something to see. From the moment you wake up in the morning, until the moment you go to sleep, your eyes are taking in information and relaying it to your brain to interpret!
 
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Sense of Smell

Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World http://www.hhmi.org/senses/
This Howard Hughes Medical Institute site features current research on the science of sensory systems. With a glossary and graphics-rich articles focused on the brain, seeing, hearing, smelling, and brain scans, this site could be used to augment life science curriculum.
 
What's That Smell? The Nose Knows! http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/nose_SW.html
A big batch of cookies coming out of the oven - yum! Your gym bag full of dirty clothes that's been sitting for three days - P.U.! A dog that's been playing in the rain - ick! How do you smell these smells and millions more? The answer is right in front of your face: by using your nose!
 
Your Gross & Cool Body - Sense of Smell http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000150.html
What are smells? What makes the smell of something, like, say, rotten eggs? While what's making the smell may be invisible to the naked eye, it doesn't mean there's nothing there! The smell is just made of things too small to see. You know they're there because you can smell them.
 
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Sense of Taste

Our First Web Page on the Human Body http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/4245/Default.htm?tqskip1=1&tqtime=1119
Here are the links to your body. You will find out interesting facts about the human body, and we threw in a little fun too. How big is the stomach? How long is the intestine? What does the kidney do? You will find the answers and more in our page. ThinkQuest Junior Entry.
 
Taste Buds http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/tastebud.html
 
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Sense of Touch

 

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Updated February 17, 2003