BBC Bitesize Human Body for KS2

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The Human Body for KS2BBC Bitesize, Human body for KS2, has a comprehensive section that would help support a classroom science project on the human body. It provides four topics to study: Skeletons and Muscles, Digestive System, Circulatory System and Health.

Skeletons and Muscles

This topic offers two learners guides:

 

It also has three class clips:

  • Muscles needed for movement – How muscles work in pairs to allow for smooth movement.
  • Muscles needed in exercise – How judo players use all their muscles and need to be very strong and flexible.
  • Skeletons – An introduction to the skeletons of humans and other animals.

 

The Digestive System

This topic has five learners guides:

 

The Circulatory System

This topic has four learners guides:

 

Health

This topic has three learner guides:

 

It also has twenty one class clips:

  • Developing a new toothpaste – Developing new toothpastes means existing recipes are changed and it needs testing.
  • Does eating breakfast affect concentration? – Does eating breakfast affect concentration? A survey aims to find out.
  • Eating a varied diet – Why it’s important to eat different foods in order to have a varied and healthy diet.
  • Edward Jenner, the discovery of the smallpox vaccine – Edward Jenner describes his discovery of the smallpox vaccine.
  • Five types of food – An athlete explains the importance of healthy eating and exercise.
  • Food needed by the human body – A bit like a car, the human body also needs fuel in the form of food and a balanced diet.
  • Is there iron in breakfast cereal? – An experiment to prove that some breakfast cereals contain iron.
  • Keeping healthy (clip compilation – no narration) – A compilation of clips based on the theme of keeping healthy.
  • Lungs and keeping them healthy – The function of the lungs and how they can be damaged by smoking cigarettes.
  • Sir Alexander Fleming, the discovery of penicillin – Sir Alexander Fleming describes his discovery of penicillin.
  • Sir Alexander Fleming, the discovery of penicillin (signed) – Sir Alexander Fleming describes his discovery of penicillin.
  • The effects of different drinks on teeth – A series of experiments looking at the effects of different drinks on teeth.
  • The effects of different drinks on teeth (signed) – A series of experiments looking at the effects of different drinks on teeth.
  • The importance of fitness – A look at the importance of regular exercise to stay fit and healthy.
  • The importance of hand washing in food hygiene – An investigation into the best way to wash hands to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
  • What do humans need to stay healthy? – An animation about how we can stay healthy and keep our bodies working at their best.
  • Why animals need a healthy diet – Zookeepers talk about the diet needed to keep a gorilla and a penguin healthy.
  • Why do we take medicine? – An interview with children who need to take asthma medicine regularly.

 

The Human Body for KS2 is a great set of videos and activities for children studying the human body.

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