Today I am going to talk to you about grade 5′s new unit of inquiry, it’s basically all about how our bodies experience changes in life. Example when your born, to having puberty, then to becoming a young adult, then getting more mature and old.But besides that we are also learning about different organs, muscles, bones through out this unit.
In class we had a little project where we had to find an interesting fact online about the human body, and put it in a google dock. Here are some of the facts that I found quite interesting…
• The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb.
•The brain is much more active at night than during the day.
•Women blink twice as many times as men do.
For my independent research, I might be thinking about learning about how puberty changes your body. The reason why I might be interested in learning about puberty is because I personally think that puberty is a good thing to learn about in grade five. And I think that puberty is a big change to your body. Some of the big questions I have about this subject are :
• What are some of the signs of puberty?
•When does it usually start?
How does it change your body growth?
Recently our class has been working on these workbooks called The Human Body. We have also been playing two games, one is called Whack A Bone the other one is called Poke A Muscle. These games help you learn and memorize some of the muscles in your body as well as bones. I think that these games are sometimes really helpful.
If you would like to play or find these two games here is a link that leads you to the website.
I cant wait to learn more about this unit!