Summer SAVY 2018: Session 1, Day 1 – Biology and the Body (Rising 5th and 6th)
Today, students were introduced to our class motto, “Stay curious, look at your surroundings and ask questions”. They worked hard to follow this motto. They were engaged, had questions, and were very curious scientists.
Then we learned about the anatomy of the body and its simplest components like cells, tissues, organs and systems. We learned that every complex organism has many parts working together as a team. Students then got creative by making their own cell models and these came out looking great! Then students learned more important vocabulary such as the definition of physiology, pathophysiology and homeostasis. After, we learned about the different body organs and important systems such as the respiratory system. Students learned the function, components and diseases that affect the respiratory system. The day was concluded with student presentations in which they presented one of the following four systems: Nervous system, digestive system, endocrine system and urinary system. These presentations were great! The student teams made beautiful drawings of the different systems and explained each system to the class. We learned a lot about how these systems function and how disease can negatively affect the system.
Today was a productive day and I’ll be looking forward to tomorrow!