About a week or two ago grade five started our new unit “Who we Are”. In this unit we are going to learn about the human body and how it changes over time (aka Puberty).
Last week for homework we had to find a weird or funny fact about the human body,and then everybody wrote their favorite fact down on a google doc. Here are some of my favourites, ” The brain is more active at night then in the daytime”, ” Your brain can not feel pain” and “You are taller in morning then you are in the afternoon”.
These are my favorite facts because I find them surprising and I think these facts are unknown to most people.
Our summative accesment for this unit , called “Your Independent Inquiry “ is to create a paper/presentation on a change that happens in the human body. You can create this with any presentation program you wish to use and it can be about anything that changes in the human body. I am planning on doing this project about “How the Human Body Changes at old age”. I chose this topic because I have never though or learned about what happens when you grow old and I think it will be a very interesting topic! Some questions I have about my topic are ” What is the first big change to occur in your body when you grow old?”, ” What change is the most significant?” and “How do these changes effect you?”.
So far I like this unit because I am learning lots of new things about the human body and how it works. In class we have been doing many things to help us learn about the human body so when the time comes to learn how it changes we will understand the parts of the body and their meanings. We have been playing “whack- a- bone” and “poke-a-muscle” which are computer games that help you learn about the human body. Another thing we have been doing is working on our “Human Body book” which is a workbook that every student has with workbook pages were we have to do research to find the answers. The last thing we have been doing is watching a documentary called “Inside the Human Body”. This documentary describes a life cycle of a human from when she is born to when she dies. The documentary tells you about different parts of the body like the digestive system and the brain (etc…). I am really looking forward to camp (which is on Monday)! And our independent inquiries. I still want to learn more about the human body and how it works!
I hope you enjoyed my post! Dynamo 9