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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 4, Biology of the Body (5th – 6th)

Posted by on Friday, June 21, 2024 in blog, SAVY.

WOW! What an incredible week we have had in Biology of the Body! I was truly amazed by all the curiosity, work, and effort that this class had to offer! We had such a fun time in our collaborations, projects, and labs!

We ended our week by learning about the digestive and immune systems. The amazing biologists explored the major organs and functions of these two systems and collaborated on how they work together through research, class discussions, and short video clips. It was another fantastic day full of questions that led to brilliant conversations! I truly believe we have future doctors in this group!

All week, we have been discussing the relationship among the different organ systems that led up to our culminating project:  SUPERHERO ORGAN SYSTEMS! Students took the notes from their research journals that we had been working on all week (blue folder) and picked out their favorite system we explored. Once they had their topic, they began to create their superhero organ system. They had to create their superhero system on a poster board that included the organ system’s sidekicks (the major organs and functions) and nemesis (diseases that affect the organ system/organs). They went above and beyond on this project, and the creativity was at another level!
Key takeaways/questions from this week:
  • Continue to ask about systems and how they make up the human body.
  • What is the sequential order of levels of organizations in the body?
  • How do all of the systems in the human body work together in the body?
  • What would happen if one or more systems of the body stopped working?
  • How do the foods we eat affect our body systems?
I truly have had a wonderful week with your students! Thank you for sharing your biologist with me! I hope you have a restful and exciting summer!
Shelley Jenkins