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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stack the Organs

My husband and I love playing the game from the App store called "Stack the Countries".  Since my seventh graders are getting ready to start the human body. My unit is severely lacking, so I decided to create an adaptation of "Stack the Countries" called "Stack the Organs".  Students will answer questions about the organs such as:
  • What organ system does it belong to?
  • What does it do?
  • What organs is it near? or Where in the body is it located?

When students successfully answer the question, they earn the organ and have to stack them so they reach a certain point.  If I had a magnetic whiteboard, I would adhere magnets to the back of my organs and draw a line on the whiteboard for the students to try to pass.  The organs must be touching for it to count.
I cut most of the organs out using templates I printed off from this website.  It was hard to find all of the organs I wanted to scale, so I did the best that I could with the missing organs.  (Don't laugh too hard.)

We'll see how they like it in a few weeks!

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