Educator Resources for Guts and Bolts

It's a dark and stormy night, and in the shadows of his garage laboratory, Moby tries to create a new friend with a combination of organic parts and re-purposed household objects. Working from Moby's point of view, students must arrange and connect organs and systems into increasingly more complex configurations. Through the game’'s 11 levels, students will make inferences and test hypotheses about the basic components and functions of the circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system.

Organs and Body Systems Lesson Plan: The Guts and Bolts Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the primary functions of various body systems. Students will also explore the parts of each system and their respective roles through a collaborative role play and an online simulation during game play. In addition, students will construct a prototype of a body system using real-world objects. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Digestive System Lesson Plan: Build-A-Body Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online science interactive to learn about the organs and organ substructures of the human digestive system. Students work in teams to identify the digestive system's parts and structures, and drag and drop them to the correct position within the body to build a complete system. Students will also attempt case studies where a problem within the system must be linked to the structure affected. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »