Science KS1: The human body

This video explains what the human body is, describing the organs of the body and the senses.

It names the main organs and explains what these do to keep humans alive.

The video also describes the senses and what each one allows us to do.

It explains that some bodies may need a little help to make them work their best.

Teacher Notes

This video is an ideal tool to help pupils to explore what their body does and what it looks like, from the ‘inside’.

It is useful to help the pupils to understand the concept of the senses.

It can be used to pose questions about what different body parts do and for pupils to match these body parts onto the body to understand further their location.

Points for discussion: · What is a human body?
· What are organs?
· What do the organs do?
· What are senses?
· Which senses do we use the most?

Suggested activities: Following use of the video, teachers can work with the pupils to identify the locations on the human body of the main organs. They can also explore what these organs do and how they impact on our daily lives.

Teachers can explore the senses with the pupils and engage in activities to look at how important each is, such as engaging in disability sporting activities to highlight this with the pupils.

Pupils can investigate how their organs respond to things such as exercise, a raised heart rate for example, and then make predictions how this will change over time.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant for teaching Science at KS1 in England and Wales, Foundation and KS1 in Northern Ireland and Early and 1st Level in Scotland.

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