An animated sequence that tours the human body, picturing and naming the main body parts and describing what they do. The skeleton, skull, skin, head, neck, arms, elbows, arms, fingers, chest, ‘tummy’, legs, knees, feet and toes are all visited. The commentary makes the point that some people need glasses, hearing aids or prosthetics to help certain body parts function. The clip also stresses the importance of exercise in keeping our bodies healthy.
After viewing, you could challenge pupils to generate a list of questions about the body parts mentioned. For example, how many bones are there in the human skeleton? How thick is the human skull? How many knee bends can someone do in one minute? The children could use a range of information sources to find answers to their questions. Pupils could use the answers they find to make their own ‘top trumps’ style card games. They could play their games with their friends, effectively sharing and exchanging the information they have discovered.