Science 8 - Ms. Cryderman:
Learning Outcome B3
  1. Identify the main components of the human organ systems
  2. Describe how an organ system works together to obtain and transport nutrients, remove wastes, and exchange gasses.


In groups of two, you will be responsible for producing an informational poster about one of the 10 body systems found within the human body. Over the course of three library sessions you will be responsible for:
  1. Researching and collecting the relevant information on your chosen body system
  2. Interpreting and organizing the data that you have collected on your chosen body system
  3. Typing out the information on your chosen body system
  4. Putting your body system poster together

The following is a list of criteria that outlines what information each groups' poster needs tto include:
  1. Title (of the body system you are presenting)
  2. Written text:
  • Include the overall function of the body system
  • Include the main components of your body system
  • Describe how your organ system works together by including the function of each of its components
3. A hand -done drawing of your body sytem (see pages 56 - 57 of your textbook)
4. Other illustrations (should be both computer-generated and hand drawn)

I. Start here for general information about your body system:
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
World Book Online

II. Circulatory System:

Heart and Circulatory System
Your Heart and Circulatory System
Circulatory System Types of Circulatory Systems
Video: Heart and circulatory system — How they work
Circulatory System - Brain Pop
Cardiovasculary System - InnerBody

III. Digestive System:

Your Digestive System and How it Works
Digestive System: KidsHealth
Your Digestive System: For Kids
Human Digestive System
Your Digestive System: WebMD
Digestive System - Inner Body
Digestive System - National Geographic

IV. Endocrine System:

Endocrine System - KidsHealth
Endocrine System: Body Basics - Kids Health
Anatomy of the Endocrine System - emedicine health
Endocrince System - Inner Body
The Endocrine System - Discovery Fit and Health
The Endocrine System: Controlling Hormone Production
Hormonal (endocrine) system

V. Excretory System:

Excretory System: Poison Protection
Your Kidneys - KidsHealth
Main Function of the Excretory System
How Does the Excretory System Work

VI. Immune System:

Immune System - KidsHealth
What is the Immune System?
How Your Immune System Works
Immune System - Brain Pop
Immune System - Kids Health: Teens
Your Immune System 'Remembers' Microbes It's Never Fought Before, New Study Says

VII. Muscular System:

Muscular System - Inner Body
Your Muscles - KidsHealth
Muscular System: Facts, Functions & Diseases
Muscular System - Fact Monster
Muscles - Brain Pop
Muscular System Overview
How Muscles Work

VIII. Nervous System:

What is the Nervous System?
Brain and Nervous System
Nervous System - BrainPop
Nervous System - Inner Body
Nervous System - Better Health Channel
Human Anatomy - Nervous System - BBC Science and Nature
Function of Nervous System
Divisions of the Nervous System - Neuroscience For Kids

IX. Reproductive System:

Male Reproductive System - KidsHealth
Female Reproductive System - KidsHealth
Reproductive System: Facts, Functions and Diseases
Your Guide to the Female Reproductive System
Reproductive System - BrainPop

X. Respiratory System:

Respiratory System - Lung 101
Your Lungs and Respiratory System - KidsHealth
Lungs and Respiratory System
Respiratory System - e-learning For Kids
How the Lungs and Respiratory System Work
Respiratory System: Facts, Functions and Diseases
Functions of Organs in Respiratory System - MD Health

XI. Skeletal System:

Skeletal System - Inner Body
Skeletal System: Facts, Function & Diseases
Skeletal System - Utah Education Network
Skeletal System - ADAM
Bones and Skeletal System
The Skeletal System - Anatomy & Physiology - Body Systems
Skeleton - BrainPop
Skeletal System - Manantomy

Preparing Your Bibliography:
Step 1: Open up a blank Office document - Type Bibliography on the top of your document and save it to your files.
Step 2: Open up Easybib or Son of Citation Machine - choose the type of item you are citing (website, book, video, etc.)
Step 3: Enter the ISBN or website address (or other pertinent information for other types of items). Check to ensure that all the information that you will need is there and that you are citing the correct item.
Step 4: Create the citation
Step 5: Copy the created citation
Step 6: Paste the citation into the correct place (alphabetical order by the first word in your citation). Don't forget that if your citation is more than one line long you need to indent the second and any following lines by pressing the Tab button
Step 7: Save