Science KS1: The human body

This animation takes KS1 pupils through the five senses and all the organs of the human body, showing how we are all different and yet the same in many ways.

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

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

Teacher Notes

This short film 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: After watching this short film, you could work with 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.

You could 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.

More from this series:

Keeping my body healthy
Animal life cycles
The food chain
Conductors and insulators
Plant life cycles
How does sound travel?