Students will be able to identify and describe the different systems in the human body by creating an animated gif using Brush Ninja.
- Computers or tablets with internet access
- Brush Ninja website
- Chart paper or whiteboard
- Begin the lesson by asking students if they know what a system is. Discuss examples of systems such as a transportation system or water system.
- Introduce the concept of human body systems. Ask students if they can name any of them.
- Using chart paper or a whiteboard, create a chart with the different human body systems: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, muscular, nervous.
- Divide students into groups and assign each group one of the systems to research and present.
- Using computers or tablets, direct students to visit Brush Ninja and create an animated gif that illustrates their assigned system.
- Encourage students to use color, animation, and text to make their gif informative and engaging for their classmates.
- After completing their gifs, have each group present their findings while displaying their animation on screen.
Assess student understanding through observation during class discussion and presentation of animated gifs.
For advanced learners, encourage them to research more about specific organs within each system and how they contribute to its overall function. Have them create additional animations showcasing this information using Brush Ninja.
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