As I was working through the human body system printables, I realized that I didn’t have a printable to cover the all of the systems as an overview before we jump into each of them separately so I created these human body system worksheets just for that purpose.
I’ll be teaching our grade 3/4 homeschool co-op class this term so thought it would be a great way to start off the class. With these printables, you can use them any way you’d like. I like to stress that each system has a very specific function and that each organ within the system also has a job.
You can go over each of the body system’s functions and depending on the age of the kids, decide what language or terminology would be most appropriate.
Human Body Systems
Excretory system – eliminates waste
Reproductive system – creates a new baby
Skeletal system – provides support, structure and protects your body
Digestive system – breaks down food to extract nutrients to help body grow
Muscle system – helps the body move
Circulatory system – blood carries oxygen from the heart to each cell of the body
Nervous system – the brain communicates through a network of nerves and receives messages from your senses and then tells your body how to react
Respiratory system – bring oxygen into your body
Endocrine system – a collection of glands that produces hormones that regulate different body functions like growth and metabolism.
Lymphatic system – a network of lymphatic vessels that keeps the bodily fluids in balance and fights infection
You can use the printables as 3 part cards and have your kids match them up. For our co-op we turned them into a foldable booklet so they could take it home.
Recommended Human Body Books
Try these human body books to accompany your study of the human body, they’re filled with wonderful colorful images that will help your kids visualize different areas of the human body.
Recommended Human Body Kits
Explore the human body further with these amazing human body kits. See where the organs are held within our own bodies. Challenge your kids to point out anatomy on their own body as they find it on the models.