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.
Frankenstein Lesson - Introduction to human anatomy of major organs
and current events of genetic mutations that will relate to a collaborative
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.
of the Knee - For the students to know what the bones, ligaments,
and tendons, and muscles are that support the knee.
Physiology of The Chest - Understanding of the breathing process and
types of breathing.
Systems - The learner will be able to explain fertilization.
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- Cardiorespiratory Fitness-
To approximate a measurement of lung capacity; To compare lung capacities
of males and females, active and inactive.
- 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
- Comparison of Respired
Air Volume- Students will understand that a relationship exists among
- 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.
- Ears and Hearing-
To show sound waves. To make a model that demonstrates how an ear works.
- 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
- Feely Balloons- Students
investigate unknown solids using the sense of touch.
- Fingerprints: 2 mini-teaches
and a game- How to make and preserve fingerprints, the basic types
(arches, loops, and whorls).
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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).
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Body Parts - This lesson is an interactive way to introduce body parts
to first graders.
- 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.
- Investigating the Nervous
System- To investigate which end of an earthworm is more sensitive
to odors, light and sound.
- 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
- 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.
- Listen To Your Heart
Beat- To determine normal pulse rate. To determine factors that cause
the pulse rate to change.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
for Kids- Worksheets, puzzles, games, and lesson all on neuroscience.
- Nutrition- To test
fruit juices for vitamin C and compare the vitamin C content of the juices.
- Production of Sound-
Define the word sound. Compare/identify high and low pitches. Identify
the vocal human anatomy.
- Reliability Of Your
Visual Sense- Students perform a series of tests on the reliability
of their visual sense.
- 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
- Rubber Egg- To demonstrate
the semi-permeability of a cell membrane. To lay groundwork for discussion
- 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.
- 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.
- Sound and Hearing-
To demonstrate that sound travels. To explore how sound is reflected,
amplified and recorded.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Bone Connection-
The student should be able to list the functions of the human skeletal
- The Brain Reflex System
And How It Works- The students will learn the basic facts about the
reflex systems of the brain.
- The Eye and Color Images-
To have the student to observe and experiment with visual after images.
- The Human Ear- The
various parts of the ear will be demonstrated using phenomenological apparatus.
- 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.
- The Five Senses-
The main objective of this mini-teach is to tell how important the five
- 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.
- The Investigation Of
The Taste Buds- Students should identify salty, sour, bitter, and
sweet tastes. Students will investigate the sense of taste.
- The Sense Of Touch-
Given a group of objects the learner will identify each using the sense
- 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.
- 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.
- Using Your Senses-
To use your senses in identifying unknown substances.
- What Happens When You
Eat?- These activities will show students what organs aid in digestion
and how digestion occurs in the human body.
- 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.
- What's Covering You?
and Why?- The student will be able to describe the four functions
of the skin.