Jamestown Students Study Human Body


Love Elementary School second graders, Kendra Shirley, Nazir Hill, Ayana Yarbrough and David Gray show off the "human bodies" they created in class. Submitted Photo.

JAMESTOWN – Second graders at Love Elementary School recently created life-sized replicas of the human body part of their English Language Arts curriculum.

Students traced their bodies on paper, cutout organs, colored the organs and placed them in the correct place on their “bodies.”

During the ELA unit of the human body, students studied how the body began as cells and built to a system.



Students learned about the respiratory, digestive, excretory, muscular and nervous systems.

After they understood the jobs of the systems, students learned how to keep their body healthy and read nonfiction passages or listened to fiction stories supporting body systems and healthy habits.

The goal of the human-sized replicas are to give students a hands-on experience of what their organs are, and where they are located in the body.



“This activity allows students to experience what they have learned and discussed in class,” said Mrs. Sisley-Kazelunas the teacher who ran the unit. “Students are able to have a better understanding of their body, how it works, and how to take care of it by creating a paper model of themselves.”

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