Anatomy Practicals- Stackables that Teach: A Life-Sized Human Body Project- The Lymphatic/ Immune System!

The Lymphatic/ Immune System- Difficult to Visualize… Until Now!


I admit, this system is really hard for my students to understand and visualize. Last year, when my students did the Gallery Walk, I simply had them draw in the major lymphatic vessels & areas. I wasn’t really pleased because I felt that they could have gone much deeper. So, this summer, the system was at the top of my list to “revamp” and provide students with a better experience.

My students love having large-sized structures to work with and always tell me that it really helped them remember the organs. I looked for pre-made life-sized bodies with organs, but sadly only found things appropriate for elementary students.  Definitely not detailed enough for Juniors and Seniors in high school, many of whom plan to pursue a career in the medical field!  So, I decided that I should create LIFE-SIZED diagrams which I knew would focus on the important structures of the system but, at the same time, be RIGOROUS enough for my high school Anatomy students…

These easy to interpret diagrams are drawn over 8 pages and are easily trimmed and taped together to create a large human body. Each lymph node area is labeled so it could be color coded by students.

I drew this project with a lift-the-flap long bone, spleen, and separate large sized lymph node to show the interior.

  Labels for the structures are also included in small print.  

This project is new in my TpT store!  You can check it out here –>

It is the tenth installment in my newest project called Anatomy Practicals! These will cover each body system and provide your students with life-sized diagrams as well as the important organs included… all rigorous enough for high school Anatomy students! I have also bundled these with instructions for the project that my students did for each system.  Stay tuned for all systems to be posted!

About Edgy Instruction

Science Teacher (Biology, AP Biology, and Forensic Science), Anatomy Professor, and former Instructional coach.
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