The Digestive System - A Science Inquiry

Flippables, foldables, 3d models, experiments, research, transdisciplinary…….all in the name of inquiry based science. This mini unit inquires into the digestive system . It is aligned with the IB PYP and is a part of my complete unit of inquiry looking at the human body and how our organs and systems are interdependent, together with how we compare to the systems that give life to other organisms. This mini unit is perfect if you are only looking into the digestive system. UK & USA spelling included.
It is wholly differentiated with tasks marked A being more challenging than those marked B. It is suitable for grades 4-6. I have planned around the key concepts of form, function and connection. Our lines of inquiry are:
•What is the digestive system and how does it serve our body?
•.How do the organs function and connect within a body system?
•Pre assessment/Provocation
•interactive notebook activities
•Expository writing
Reading articles
•STEM activities – building working models of the digestive system
•Formative assessments and reflection sheets
The complete unit of inquiry covers circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, immune, skeletal and muscular systems. You can take a peek here. A Human Body Interactive Science Unit of Inquiry
If you like this unit of inquiry, you may be interested in my other complete units as well, including:
Revolutions Across Time,
Rocks and Minerals,
The American Revolution,
Extreme Weather and Global Warming,
Adaptations of Living Things, to name a few.
For more ideas and FREEBIES all related to inquiry based learning, check out my blog .
~ Susan Powers

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