Our Body Systems

Fifth graders in Mr. Howard's class have been working on the Human Body as part of their Life Science standards.  Throughout the unit, they learned how the different body systems worked together and the importance of each one.  Two guest speakers, Dr. Pierre Pavot, a neurologist, and Dr. Dawn Pavot, a pathologist, came in to talk to the students about their careers in STEM relating to the human body.  As a culminating unit assessment, students were challenged with using the Design Thinking Process to create 3-D representations of one of the body systems in order to teach other students.  Their knowledge was evident as they were able to create prototypes out of a variety of materials.