Back to School Activities: The Human Body

September 5, 2019

Vintage anatomy charts of the human body showing the skeletal and muscle systems. © Andreadonetti/Dreamstime.com

The following activities are created with classrooms of all levels in mind and work best when paired with Britannica School. Contact your library staff to see if your institution already has access.

The human body is an intricate and complicated collection of organs and body systems. These systems work together to keep our bodies functioning, growing, and moving. Check out this month’s activities to learn more about how the human body works!


Britannica School Resource Packs

Don’t know where to start? We’ve created resource packs to help—articles, images, videos, and more.

⇒ Elementary Resources

⇒ Secondary Resources


Now what? Make it stick with these original activity guides:

ELEMENTARY ACTIVITY: What purpose does each labeled body part serve? How does that body part interact with other body parts?

⇒ Graphic Organizer: Body Systems

SECONDARY ACTIVITY: Choose a body system (Respiratory, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Endocrine, Digestive, etc.) and map out the sequence of events from beginning to end. Use the timeline graphic organizers provided.

⇒ Graphic Organizer: Timeline


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