New Science Unit

Big Idea 14-Organization and Development of Living Organisms


In this unit, students will be using an App called Virtuali-tee.  They will be allowed to bring a smart phone or an ipad into the classroom for a few lessons.  The first lesson will be on April 24th and we will continue to use the App up until the first or second week of May.  If your child has a smartphone or ipad, download the App at home and send them in starting on the 24th.  If you would like to see what we are doing, go to  and you will see the program.  I received a grant for our students that includes the shirts to be shared in class and a 3D printer to print some organs at the end of the unit.  I am so excited about this and I think the kids are really going to enjoy learning all about the human body!


SC.5.L.14.1-  Identify the organs in the human body and describe their functions, including the skin, brain, heart, lungs, stomach, liver, intestines, pancreas, muscles and skeleton, reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder, and sensory organs.

SC.5.L.14.2-Compare and contrast the function of organs and other physical structures of plants and animals, including humans, for example: some animals have skeletons for support — some with internal skeletons others with exoskeletons — while some plants have stems for support.

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