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Internal vs. External Body Parts

My students have been studying the human body, and recently we have been learning about internal parts vs. external parts. I love teaching about the human body, because the students are always so interested and attentive, finding out about what is really going on beneath their skin.

This topic isn’t necessarily part of the standards, but I like to teach it to give my students a better understanding of what happens within our bodies, and how we can keep them healthy.  It’s also a great topic around Red Ribbon Week when we talk about the dangerous effects of drugs and alcohol.

I start our conversation by reading the book Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney, if you would like to purchase this book, just click on my affiliate link below. I’ve also compiled an extensive list of the best science books for kindergarten in a wide array of topics!

Me and My Amazing Body

After we read the book, we do a whole class sort identifying which body parts are internal, and which are external.

I then have the students complete an assessment page to check their understanding of the topic.

If you would like a free copy of this sort, just click on the link below:

If you are interested in more resources like this, check out my science journal in the link below:

Kindergarten Science Journal Interactive 

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