Anatomy Lesson Plans

  • An Introduction to the Senses- Primary students will identify body parts associated with the five senses. They will name the five senses. They will perform simple experiments involving the senses.
  • Aspects of Individual Human Blood Pressure- Demonstrate the relationship between hypertension and the risk factors. Demonstrate how pressure builds up in clogged arteries.
  • Bones, Bones, and More Bones- Students will be able to describe the functions of bones in the human body. Students will be able to describe the make up of a bone.
  • Breathe In, Breath Out- Student will see that plants take in carbon dioxide. Student will see that plants need sunlight to absorb carbon dioxide.
  • Breathing Is Essential to Life- Students in the primary and intermediate grades will recognize that breathing is a necessary, automatic life process; observe and record data on respiration rate.
  • Collaborative Frankenstein Lesson - Introduction to human anatomy of major organs and current events of genetic mutations that will relate to a collaborative Frankenstein theme.
  • Function and Structure of the Human Body - The aim of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge about the structure and function of the human body that will need in the performance of their daily functions as member of healthcare team.
  • Introduction of the Knee - For the students to know what the bones, ligaments, and tendons, and muscles are that support the knee.
  • The Physiology of The Chest - Understanding of the breathing process and types of breathing.
  • Reproductive Systems - The learner will be able to explain fertilization.

Lesson Plans From Around The Web

  1. Cardiorespiratory Fitness- To approximate a measurement of lung capacity; To compare lung capacities of males and females, active and inactive.
  2. Cervical Vertebrae- This lesson was developed to show through the use of diagrams and models the function of the cervical vertebrae and how easy it is to damage the cervical vertebrae.
  3. Comparison of Respired Air Volume- Students will understand that a relationship exists among many sciences.
  4. Da I's Have It: A Fun Look At The Eye- Students will construct three forms of the eye. Using a Styrofoam ball, students will add a plastic eye ball by adhesion.
  5. Ears and Hearing- To show sound waves. To make a model that demonstrates how an ear works.
  6. Exploring the Left and Right Sides of the Brain- The purpose of the lesson is to have students become familiar with the left and right hemispheres of the human brain and to engage in activities that activate powers that are dominant in each hemisphere.
  7. Feely Balloons- Students investigate unknown solids using the sense of touch.
  8. Fingerprints: 2 mini-teaches and a game- How to make and preserve fingerprints, the basic types (arches, loops, and whorls).
  9. Gathering data about respiration- To provide a means for the student to collect data which will further allow the student to analyze that data for the purpose of drawing conclusions.
  10. Genetic Variations in Hand Span Size- Students shall measure their handspan size to determine if one pair or many pairs of genes control that trait.
  11. Give Me A Hand, I'm "Thumb-body" Special- The students will be able to: label the bones in the hand; create a model of the hand; compile a set of fingerprints; and realize the importance of the thumb.
  12. Healthy Colon with Good Digestion and Fiber- . Students will learn the process of digestion, the process of the colon, and why fiber is necessary for a healthy diet and a healthy colon.
  13. How Air Moves In and Out of the Lung- To demonstrate how air enters and leaves the lungs. Demonstrate the relationship between the breathing rate and exercise.
  14. How Do Toxins Affect the Human Body?- The learner will be able to identify toxins contained within household products. The learner will be able to determine specific affects that toxins may have on the human body.
  15. How Do We Hear? -To have the students be able to label the outer, middle, and inner ear. -For the students to recognize that sound is a result of vibration traveling through a medium (soundwaves).
  16. How the Body's Immune System Responds to a Virus- Students will be able to make and explain illustrations that show how viruses can appear as foreign invaders in the blood.
  17. Immunity and Disease- Students will learn how the immune system (an assortment of cells and tissues coordinated through a complex network of molecular messages and interacting genes), fights a war with a pathogenic organism: one of the many bacteria, viruses, and protozoans that can infect our bodies and cause disease.
  18. Inhalation and Exhalation- The main objectives of this Mini-teach are to make a model of the respiratory system that will demonstrate the processes of inhalation/exhalation and to determine the volume of air exhaled.
  19. Interactive Body Parts - This lesson is an interactive way to introduce body parts to first graders.
  20. Internal Anatomy: A Fun Look At The Digestive System- To introduce, identify, and explain the functioning of some body parts. To construct a "living doll" composed of the body parts discussed.
  21. Investigating the Nervous System- To investigate which end of an earthworm is more sensitive to odors, light and sound.
  22. Learning the Bones and Muscles of the Head and Face- To create an awareness of the complexity of the human body. To cultivate a life-long interest in the student's personal anatomy.
  23. Learning the Dissecting Planes- Students will learn the basic vocabulary used in dissection. Students will learn how to orient themselves on a three dimensional figure.
  24. Listen To Your Heart Beat- To determine normal pulse rate. To determine factors that cause the pulse rate to change.
  25. Making and Using a Gel Person to Teach Human Anatomy- High school students will use a gel person to describe the overall body plan of a human and identify the major organs of the human body.
  26. Measuring Work- Students will explain what work is, measure work done in moving an object, and tell how energy is related to work in both machines and the human body.
  27. Mechanism of Vision- The objectives are: learning the way light reflected from objects enters the eye; learning the basic anatomy and physiology of the eye; and learning the basic mechanism of perception.
  28. Movement Across the Membrane (Diffusion)- The main objectives of this Mini-teach are to explain the concept of diffusion and to show the process how all materials enter and leave the cell.
  29. MuscleMania- By building a model of the arm, they will learn its basic anatomy and how muscles, particularly the biceps and triceps, function in relationship to bones.
  30. Name That Taste- Students will learn how the different taste sensations are experienced, particularly that sweet and sour sensors are located on specific parts of the tongue.
  31. Neuroscience for Kids- Worksheets, puzzles, games, and lesson all on neuroscience.
  32. Nutrition- To test fruit juices for vitamin C and compare the vitamin C content of the juices.
  33. Production of Sound- Define the word sound. Compare/identify high and low pitches. Identify the vocal human anatomy.
  34. Reliability Of Your Visual Sense- Students perform a series of tests on the reliability of their visual sense.
  35. Respiratory System- This lesson was designed for grades 4-6 to show that the general functions of the respiratory system are to deliver oxygen to the tissues, the importance of cellular respiration, the processes of inhalation/exhalation, determine the volume of air exhaled and to eliminate carbon dioxide formed in the body.
  36. Rubber Egg- To demonstrate the semi-permeability of a cell membrane. To lay groundwork for discussion of osteoporosis.
  37. Skeletal System And External Body Development Of A Full Term Fetus- Students will learn that growth of a full-term fetus' skeletal system and external body parts become more detailed and distinct throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy.
  38. Some Activities For Teaching the Mechanics of Vision- Students are to learn the relationship of light to vision, how light moves, how that affects what we see and some structural aspects of the eye.
  39. Sound and Hearing- To demonstrate that sound travels. To explore how sound is reflected, amplified and recorded.
  40. Staying Young with Vitamin E- The main objective of this Mini-teach is to explain how Vitamin E inhibits the oxidation of phospholipid and glycolipid molecules in cell membranes possibly preventing the aging of cells.
  41. Straight from the Heart- The main objectives of this mini-teach are to define and demonstrate the functions of the heart; observe the vibration of a match due to the pulsation of blood in the wrist; to construct a simple stethoscope and use it to listen to your heartbeat; to measure your heart rate (pulse); to compare your heart rate with your partner's heart rate; and to calculate the number of times your heart beats in one hour.
  42. Taste, Smell, Touch- . The objective is to compare and describe objects by using the senses of touch, smell, and taste, and to demonstrate more clearly how a single sense works by eliminating one of the other senses.
  43. The Adverse Effects of Birth Control on the Female Anatomy- At the end of this mini teach students will be able to explain the adverse effects of birth control on the female anatomy.
  44. The Bone Connection- The student should be able to list the functions of the human skeletal system.
  45. The Brain Reflex System And How It Works- The students will learn the basic facts about the reflex systems of the brain.
  46. The Eye and Color Images- To have the student to observe and experiment with visual after images.
  47. The Human Ear- The various parts of the ear will be demonstrated using phenomenological apparatus.
  48. The Female Reproductive Organs- The lesson will show the path of the human egg cell during fertilization and non-fertilization and explain the process of menstruation.
  49. The Five Senses- The main objective of this mini-teach is to tell how important the five senses are.
  50. To Have Or Not To Have Oxygen (Part I - Fermentation)- The students will be able to describe the process of glycolysis. The students will be able to infer the reactants and products of fermentation.
  51. The Investigation Of The Taste Buds- Students should identify salty, sour, bitter, and sweet tastes. Students will investigate the sense of taste.
  52. The Sense Of Touch- Given a group of objects the learner will identify each using the sense of touch.
  53. The Senses: Hearing and Sight- The student will understand the definition of a disability and how it affects Americans who are hearing impaired or deaf and those Americans who are visually impaired or totally or legally blind.
  54. The Tongue...A Sense of Taste- Students will be able to identify the four taste sensations: salty, sweet, sour and bitter. Students will be able to recognize the papillae or receptors on the tongue.
  55. Using Your Senses- To use your senses in identifying unknown substances.
  56. What Happens When You Eat?- These activities will show students what organs aid in digestion and how digestion occurs in the human body.
  57. What is blood and how it circulates in and out of the heart- At the end of this mini teach students should be able to explain what blood is and explain the circular movement of blood going in and out of the heart.
  58. What's Covering You? and Why?- The student will be able to describe the four functions of the skin.