Unit 5: Personal Care and Body Systems
Chapter 14, Lesson 1
EPA Sun Wise Activities
Do you think you are an expert about the sun? At this Web
site, you can test your knowledge of the sun and its affects
on your skin. Click on the Who Want to be Sun Wise link and
play this interactive game. Discuss your results.
Chapter 14, Lesson 4
Do you know where the mallius is located in your ear? At this
Web site you will learn about the location and definition
of the different parts of the ear. After you read about each
part of the ear, test your knowledge by naming each part.
Discuss your results.
Chapter 15, Lesson 1
The Skeletal System
Think about how important your skeleton is to your body. At
this Web site, you will learn more about the functions of
the skeletal system, the divisions of the skeleton, the types
of bones, and bone composition. While reading about the skeleton,
be sure to click on the hypertext links to learn more about
the various parts of the skeleton. After you have explored
this site, select a part of the skeleton, and write a paragraph
Chapter 16, Lesson 3
Inside the Human Body—The
Although you may take breathing for granted, your respiratory
system is always hard at work. Visit this Web site to learn
how the respiratory system works. Divide into groups of four
or six. Have half of the group members write the structures
of the respiratory system on individual slips of paper. Have
the other group members write the descriptions of these structures
on other slips of paper. Mix up the pieces of paper, and as
a group, test your knowledge by matching all of the structures
with their descriptions.
Chapter 17, Lesson 2
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Following a sensible eating plan is the first step toward
maintaining a healthy digestive system. At this Web site,
learn the ABCs of good health and nutrition: Aim for fitness,
Build a healthy base, and Choose sensibly. Create a health
brochure that describes some of the many ways in which sensible
eating promotes a healthy digestive system.
Chapter 17, Lesson 3
Your Kidneys and How They Work
"Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of
blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra
water." Visit this Web site to learn all about functions
of the kidneys, symptoms and treatment of kidney disease,
and research into the prevention of kidney disease. What are
nephrons, and what do they do? Name the three important hormones
released by the kidneys, and describe the functions of each.
What are the two most common causes of kidney disease?
Chapter 18, Lesson 1
Nutrition is a crucial part of caring for your endocrine system. In
Chapter 5, you learned about the five food groups and the food pyramid.
At this Web site, you will have the opportunity to review this material
and determine how you can plan a balanced diet to care for your endocrine
system. Using this site, make a list of nutrition tips that will help
you care for your endocrine system.