Teaching the Reproductive System to High School Students can be Interesting….
My students struggle because most anatomical diagrams are small and can be difficult for them to analyze. My class created big bodies with basic organs from an outline I drew for their Gallery Walk at the conclusion of our first unit on the body systems. It was SO beneficial for them! Check out my previous blog post on this here https://ateacherontheedge.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/intro-to-anatomy-physiology-review-and-body-systems-gallery-walk/ They loved having such large-sized structures to work with and told 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…
I admit… When my classes did the Gallery Walk last year, I made the Reproductive System optional. I know, I know…. I just couldn’t face the possibility of what I might get if I had my students draw reproductive organs (to scale) on these life sized bodies LOL! So, I have pre-drawn the structures to work with the rest of my life-sized bodies. Hopefully, it will take some of the apprehension out of this part of the project (or at least it will for this teacher 🙂 )
These easy to interpret diagrams are drawn over 8 pages and are easily trimmed and taped together to create a large human body. This particular project utilized the organs that make up both the male and female Reproductive Systems for students to label.
Labels for all the organs and structures are also included in small print.
This project is new in my TpT store! You can check it out here –> https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Anatomy-Practicals-Life-Sized-Reproductive-System-PROJECT-4613573
It is the eighth 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!