Monday, June 4, 2018

Skeletal System

Enjoy learning more about the skeletal system by watching the following videos:


How do your bones and skeleton work?

Skeletal system

More information about the skeletal system

Friday, June 1, 2018

Did you know?

Eventhough we are studying 3 specific systems (muscular, skeletal and nervous) we think it could be useful for you to watch the following videos so you can understand better how our bodies work: 

Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Body

How does your digestive system works?

How does the food you eat affect your brain?

What would happen if you didn't drink water?

Muscular System

These videos will help you to reinforce what you know and what you have learnt about the Muscular System during this unit. We hope you enjoy them: 

Muscular System

How does your muscular system work? (Connected to force and motion)

What makes muscles grow?

By visiting these links you can get even more knowledge about our muscular system and you can play some games to test your knowledge about this topic: 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Nervous System

Watch the following videos to learn more about the nervous system: 

How does our nervous system work?

The nervous system.

More on the nervous system.

The nervous system Functions and Facts.

Functions of the nervous system 

The nervous system: functions and parts.

Play these games to see how much you know now about the nervous system: 

Visiting these links you can get even more knowledge about our body, its nervous system and how it works:

Unhealthy Choices

Remember all decisions we make will influence the way our body systems work. That's why it is important to think twice about what we eat, how well we sleep or how much physical activity we are involved in. 

We want to share with you some pictures that can help you when deciding and will make you reflect about this issue:

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Read the following article to know more about the causes and consequences of unhealthy lifestyles in children and adults

Causes of unhealthy lifestyle in children

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Getting ready for the final assessment

In this unit, we will show our learning through a class debate. Therefore, it is important for you to know how to be part of it. Read the following to have a better understanding.

A debate is a  formal argument where groups or individuals present opposing views about particular issue according to a set of rules.

It is important to:
be well researched (find out facts and other information about the topic)
- know what you are talking about 
- do not learn thing by hard- explain with your own words
make sure they have an idea of what the opponent will be arguing before we go into the debate. 
- consider rebuttal points (knowing what the other side could say will allow you to respond quickly, and you will have a lesser chance of being caught off guard.)

How does it work?

Watch this brief example

Friday, May 11, 2018

Student's Day and Holidays :D

Hello boys and girls, we want to wish you a happy student's day. We hope you enjoy all the activities we have prepared for you to have fun during this special day.

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Remember today is our last day of class. We will be on holidays for about a week! ENJOY THEM! See you soon!
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Positive/healthy lifestyle choices: Long Term Positive Effects

Keeping healthy means doing things that are good for your body. Things like eating nutritious foods, exercising, brushing your teeth and getting enough sleep.

It’s important to understand how what you eat and what you do affects your body. A balanced diet means that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day prevents you from getting cavities. Exercising for around 30-60 minutes each day means that you’ll stay fit and burn the right amount of calories.

Visit the following link to read about tips to have a healthy lifestyle. Then tell us about good choices you do at home as a family to keep a healthy lifestyle. Thanks!

How do neurons work?

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(Click on the orange words to get access to extra information about each topic!)

A neuron (also known as a neurone or nerve cell) is a cell that carries electrical impulses. Neurons are the basic units of the nervous system and its most important part is the brain.
Every neuron is made of a cell body (also called a soma), dendrites and an axon. Dendrites and axons are nerve fibres. There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain. 

Neurons are connected to one another and tissues. They do not touch and instead form tiny gaps called synapses. These gaps can be chemical synapses or electrical synapses and pass the signal from one neuron to the next.

To sum up, neurons carry electrical messages from one part of your body to another. These messages contain information about what's happening and help you respond in the right way.

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Neurons working

Watch the following videos to learn more about neurons and how they work! 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Interdependence between systems

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The human body contains trillions of cells, 78 different organs and more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels if you stretched them end-to-end. Incredibly, all of these cells, vessels and organs work together to keep you alive.

Each organ belongs to one of ten body systems. These body systems are interconnected and dependent upon one another to function. Your heart does not beat unless your brain and nervous system tell it to do so. Your skeletal system relies on the nutrients it gains from your digestive system to build strong, healthy bones.

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Interdependence means that all of the body systems need all of the other systems. They rely on each other for many different things and cannot function without the other. For example, the nervous and endocrine systems control the activities of the digestive, excretory, circulatory and respiratory systems.

Additionally, we need our respiratory system to take in oxygen, we need our circulatory system to deliver the oxygen to the muscles and we need the digestive system to break the food down into nutrients like glucose to be turned into energy. 

We invite you to visit the following links where you can find information about ALL, yes! ALL BODY SYSTEMS !!!!!

Organs of the Body. 

Force and Motion

Healthy Choices

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?

Is physical activity (jogging, going to a gym, swimming pool)
an important part of a healthy lifestyle?

Is there any connection between the person's style of life and
the duration of his/her life?

More about forces!

We invite you to visit these two amazing links where you can work interactively to learn and practice what you have learned about forces! 

Skeletal System

Enjoy learning more about the skeletal system by watching the following videos: Bones. How do your bones and skeleton work? ...

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