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

The Respiratory System – Simplified!

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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…

This is what I had drawn for my students to use for the Gallery Walk last year. This summer, I have improved upon the diagrams and added the diaphragm muscle.

These easy to interpret diagrams are drawn over 8 pages and are easily trimmed and taped together to create a large human body. Labels for the structures are also included in small print.

I drew this project with a lift-the-flap lung so students can see the bronchi and alveoli underneath.

This project is new in my TpT store!  You can check it out here –> https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Anatomy-Practicals-Life-Sized-Respiratory-System-PROJECT-4595368

It is the eleventh (and final!) 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!

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

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

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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 –> https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Anatomy-Practicals-Life-Sized-Lymphatic-Immune-System-PROJECT-4631442

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!

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

The Excretory/ Urinary System- Life-Sized!

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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…

When I did this Gallery Walk with my classes last year, I had only pre-drawn the basic structures.

Over the summer, I have improved upon these drawings and now have pre-drawn both the male and female Excretory/ Urinary structures.

These easy to interpret diagrams are drawn over 8 pages and are easily trimmed and taped together to create a large human body.

I drew this project with a lift-the-flap kidney to show the interior.

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-Excretory-Urinary-System-PROJECT-4567204

It is the ninth 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!

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

Teaching the Reproductive System to High School Students can be Interesting….

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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!

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

The Endocrine System Simplified!

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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…

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 all of the organs that make up the digestive system for students to label.

I drew this project with a lift-the-flap pancreas, adrenal gland, thyroid gland, and brain to show the interior.

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-Endocrine-System-PROJECT-4615578

It is the seventh 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!

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

The Digestive System– Life-sized!

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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…

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 all of the organs that make up the digestive system for students to label.

I drew this project with a lift-the-flap stomach and small intestine to show the interior and villi. I recently updated the stomach to highlight the 3 smooth muscle layers.

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-Digestive-System-PROJECT-4613072

For just the large skeletons, please visit https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Anatomy-Practicals-Life-Sized-Anterior-Posterior-Skeletons-8-Full-Pages-Each-4397926

It is the sixth 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!

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

The Body’s Largest Organ… The Skin

I had a hard time with this one!  The skin is the body’s largest organ, so how the heck was I supposed to incorporate that into a life-sized diagram? It took a bit of creativity 🙂 When we reviewed the systems with our Gallery Walk this year, the student group who had the Integumentary System had a hard time knowing what to label/ include with their “body”. I knew then that I needed to have some things pre-drawn for this body system.

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/

The Gallery Walk was really an awesome activity so I fine-tuned it into a project that incorporated all of the systems. The picture below is from our Gallery Walk this year.

They loved having such large-sized structures to work with and told me that it really helped them remember the organs. For most of the body systems, I had the organs pre-drawn for them to make it more about delving into the content rather than them worrying about their “artistic” abilities.  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. 

Here is the body for the Integumentary System…IMG_0434

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 simple body outline since the skin covers the outer surface.

I drew the diagram for the Integumentary System project with a pull-out page for the skin and extra large diagrams for the hair and nail.

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This is new in my TpT store!  You can check it out here –> https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Anatomy-Practicals-Life-Sized-Integumentary-System-PROJECT-4626673

It is the eigth 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!

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