Human Survival Gear
The purpose of this activity is to help students learn ten parts
or systems of the human body that help them survive and to
consider individual actions they can take to avoid threats
to their own "survival gear."
WHAT YOU NEED
- Reference books that contain information on body parts and
systems that promote human survival
- A copy of the Human Survival chart for each group
- 10 poster boards or roll paper
- Markers or crayons
WHAT TO DO
- Pass out Human Survival charts and
explain that "human survival" is the concept
this activity explores. Ask if there are
any questions about the list of human body parts
and how each one helps them to survive.
- Have students work in small groups to complete the chart (see
completed sample chart.)
Encourage them to combine their personal knowledge and experience
with information from the reference books to complete the second
and third columns of the chart.
- Have a volunteer from each group present the ideas listed on
the group chart to the rest of the class.
- Have the class decide which answers from each group are
valid and/or reasonable and use that information to make 10
posters, each one representing a different piece of survival
gear (human body part). Encourage children to illustrate the
- Display posters in the science area of the class or in school halls,
cafeteria, or auditorium.
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