The human body is even more impressive than the most complicated machines.
All of our bodies have the same basic parts, more or less. These parts combine into different systems, each with a different purpose; but all of the systems are interconnected. If one or more of the systems aren’t working properly, the body can’t run smoothly.
Human bodies include the following systems:
- Skeletal – supports the body and gives it shape
- Muscular – moves the body
- Digestive – breaks down food and absorbs nutrients into the body
- Excretory – eliminates waste from the body
- Circulatory – pumps blood throughout the body
- Respiratory – inhales oxygen and exhales carbon dioxide
- Nervous – allows a person to interact with their environment
- Endocrine – controls growth and hormones for the body
As part of their study of the human body and its systems, some of our 6-8 team students helped each other draw outlines of the bodies on large sheets of white paper. The students were then challenged to sketch in and label parts of the various systems.
Students used textbooks and online resources to help, as well as a drawing of human body systems done by Mr. Loar.