I have always loved pretty much any unit of study when it comes to science, but one of my favorites by far is biology and how the human body works. It has always amazed me how every little part of our bodies works so well together to keep us moving, living, and enjoying life. The human body is truly a miracle! If you are looking for biology lesson plans ideas, here are some biology unit study resources to help you put together the coolest unit study ever.
Biology Unit Study Resources
Biology Lesson Plan Ideas
Better Lesson has a great unit study on the human body geared towards grades 5-8 with very detailed lesson plan ideas.
The Empire State Learning Network has a page with resources for creating a lesson plan on biology.
If you want to study viruses and the effect on the human body, World of Viruses has a curricula page to help you explore that.
Biology Printables and Worksheets
Here is an Introduction to Biology crossword with basic vocabulary from Teachers Pay Teachers. This would be perfect to use to start the unit and get your kids familiar with the lingo.
KB Teachers has some great human biology worksheets for free that include everything from labeling body parts to fill in the blanks pages.
Biology Crafts and Activities
Make a model of a heart using plastic bottles to create a very tangible way of how the heart is pumped and circulated with these instructions from eHow.
High Hill Education has another plastic bottle project that shows you how to make a working model of the kidneys and bladder.
Biology Videos and Clips
This video from Nucleus Medical Media called The Cell is only 7 minutes long but a great video for introducing this part we are all made of.
Here is a 2 Part series Iken Edu about the human digestive system. Each video is about 15 minutes long.
Additional Biology Resources
NABT has an entire page that helps you find different resources for various units of general biology.
Kids Biology is a great website for teaching kids basic biology topics such as human biology as well as providing biology games and articles geared towards kids.
Hubpages put together an awesome page with human anatomy websites for kids that is great for kids of all ages.
The Biology Project from The University of Arizona is geared towards education for kids and adults on biology.
Biology Books and Materials for Kids
First Human Body Encyclopedia by DK Publishing
Cardiology for Kids …and Adults Too! by April Chloe Terrazas
SmartLab Toys Squishy Head To Toe By SmartLabs