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Sixth-graders Complete In-Depth Study of the Human Body

Sixth-graders in Jen Licata and Karen Glum’s science classes recently completed an in-depth study of the human body, learning the ins and outs of the anatomy of the digestive, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Students participated in a variety of interactive activities, including a heart relay and the torso triathlon. “As a wrap-up and review of our body systems unit, in small groups, sixth-graders dissected the torsos in the classroom, identifying organs and their functions,” Licata said. Students also got a look at cow pluck—the heart, lungs, and trachea of a cow. Students were able to touch the various organs to get a sense of how different the tissue feels and an air compressor was used to simulate air flow to and from the lungs. 

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