From Cells to Systems

Students begin their investigation of the human body by observing cell structure and learning the differences between a plant cell and an animal cell. They then observe slides of human tissues. They relate the structure of a body system to its function and consider how systems work together.

Student Resources

Learn by Reading

For additional content-area reading, check out the Houghton Mifflin Science eBook: Grade 5, Unit A, pages 6–10 and 32–33.