Week 4:
The Human Body
Monday
Grades K-2


How can you take care of your teeth?

Click HERE to read along and learn more about teeth.
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Click HERE to watch this video about how to have a healthy smile.

Do this brushing big teeth activity. Click HERE for details.

Click HERE to print this chart to encourage dental health.
Grades 3-5


What would happen if you didn’t brush your teeth?

Click HERE to watch this video about how useful teeth are.

Watch this video about teeth care. Click HERE to view.

Conduct this sugary drink experiment using eggs. Click HERE for details.

Persuasive writing practice. Pretend you are the toothfairy and write a paragraph to persuade a kid to brush his or her teeth.
Tuesday
Grades K-2

How does my body move?

Click HERE to watch this video about how our bodies move.

Listen to the book Bend and Stretch by Pamela Hill Nettleton to learn about bones and muscles. Click HERE to begin.
 

Choose a workout to complete with HyVee KIDSFIT. Think about: What muscles are you using to do this exercise? Click HERE to see your options.


Look at this photo in the link below and then label these muscles on your own arm. You could use stickers, paper and tape, or masking tape. Click HERE to see the photo.
Tuesday's Noon Video:
John Cochran, Snap Fitness Manager & Sports Trainer
Grades 3-5

What is the muscular system?

Click HERE to watch this video about the muscular system.

Read about the muscular system Click HERE to begin.

Create this muscular system hand craft. Click HERE to get started.

Choose a workout to complete with Fresh Start Fitness from Gonoodle. Think About: What types of muscles am I using to do this exercise? Click HERE for your options.
Wednesday
Grades: K-2

How can I keep my heart healthy?

Watch this video to learn about how to keep your heart healthy

Read and watch about how to be a superheart hero. Click HERE to begin.


Do some exercises with Ms. Hawkins to keep your heart healthy. Click HERE and get moving!
Wednesday's Noon Video:
Mindy Kratofil, MercyOne Centerville Nurse
Grades: 3-5
How can I keep my heart healthy?

Click HERE to read about your heart.


Do some exercises with Ms Hawkins to keep your heart healthy. Click HERE and get moving!

Build a functioning heart model w ith pop bottles and straws (directions at the bottom of the page). Click HERE to begin.
Thursday
Grades: K-2


How can I help keep germs away?

Click HERE to watch this video about how to fight germs.

Click HERE to read this online Science Spin magazine about germs and play the game.

Watch as Elmo and Rosita teach the right way to sneeze. Click HERE to view.

Choose one of the following activities to learn more about the power of hand washing:


Grades 3-5

What is COVID-19?

Watch this Brainpop video to learn about the coronavirus. Click HERE to begin.

Click HERE to watch this interview from Centerville’s Pitch talk show with a Centerville graduate working at the U of I hospital.

Click HERE to read this infographic about hand washing.

Germs scatter away from soap, an experiment using pepper. Click HERE to begin.
Friday
Grades: K-2


What food should I eat to stay healthy?

Watch this video to teach learn about how to create a healthy plate. Click HERE to learn more.


Study THIS CHART to learn what foods are in each food group.


Choose 3 days to record what you eat and reflect on it here
Friday's Noon Video:
Samantha Thomas, Centerville Hy-Vee Dietician
Grades 3-5
What food should I eat to stay healthy?

Watch this video to learn about how to create a healthy plate. Click HERE to begin.

Study the following plate to learn about the food groups. View the plate chart HERE .


Choose 3 days to record what you eat and reflect on it here:
Human Body Book List
If you have an awesome STEM book to share, please email the Hub with the title and why it's so great! We'll pass along your suggestions.
Extend your learning with great books!

Picture Books
  • Do Not Lick This Book
  • I Don't Want to Wash My Hands
  • Hear Your Heart
  • Brush Your Teeth Please
  • The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body
  • Pony Burshes His Teeth
  • Charlie is Broken
  • The Tooth Book
  • Parts
  • Pick, Spit & Scratch
  • Bend and Stretch

Chapter Books & Middle Grade
  • Acadia Files
  • Smile
  • Wonder
  • How to Rock Braces and Glasses
  • Zoey and Sassafrass: Unicorns and Germs

Ask your librarian for more ideas!
Manager: Dr. Sarah Derry
Address: Drake University
Collier-Scripps Hall, #214/314
2702 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50031
Phone: 515-271-2403
Email: scstemhub@drake.edu