LESSON TITLE: Body Functions
CURRICULUM AREA: Science- 4.01, 4.02, 4.04, 4.05, 4.07
GRADE LEVEL: 7th
How does each body system function during a basketball game?
Students will list each body system and explain how that system enables a player to play basketball. Students should see relationships between body systems.
Name body systems- respiratory, digestive, nervous, circulatory, skeletal, muscular, urinary, and reproductive.
COGNITIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES:
Students can work independently in pairs or in groups.
For each system students will explain that system’s function during a basketball game. Example: Muscular system provides movement through muscle contractions.
How is the muscular system related to the digestive and the respiratory system? How is the circulatory system related to the digestive system? How is the circulatory system related to the digestive system and the respiratory system? How is the urinary system related to the circulatory system?
RE-TEACHING AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES: Teacher directed lesson- probing questions. How can an athlete maximize performance by understanding each system? What habits hinder performance by limiting body system’s function?