The AstraZeneca Human Edge!
at the Ontario Science Centre!
About The Exhibit:
Ideal for student field trips!
Some images of what the exhibit has to offer:
Ties to Curriculum Expectations
Grade 5 -- Understanding Life Systems -- Human Organ Systems
1. analyse the impact of human activities and technological innovations on human health; 2. investigate the structure and function of the major organs of various human body systems;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of human body systems and interactions within and between systems.
3.1 identify major systems in the human body (e.g., musculoskeletal system, digestive system, nervous system, circulatory system) and describe their roles and interrelationships
3.2 describe the basic structure and function of major organs in the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems
3.3 identify interrelationships between body systems
Have students, in small groups, "investigate" major systems in the human body. Have other groups "investigate" more minor systems in the human body. Afterwards, join smaller groups together into bigger groups and challenge them to identify/potentially conduct research into how their assigned system relates to/has a relationship with the major system or minor system assigned to the other group they were paired with. They should be emphasizing how different body systems work together, are dependent on one another to function, and on the interrelationships between them.