The Inside Story
Harold gives his consent to work with the kid scientists to shrink down and explore how the body systems work together. He wants to better understand the positive impacts that physical activity and good nutrition can have on the body.
This fun interactive lesson is presented as a kid’s TV news program. It follows a team of kid scientists who seek Harold's consent before shrinking him down in size and placing him inside a tiny capsule to travel around inside the body to visit the body systems. Harold reports his findings along the way to the kid scientists; to help students learn how food is processed, the role of nutrients in our bodies, and how the heart and lungs oxygenate blood.
- The benefits of healthy food for health and energy
- Function of the body systems; digestive, respiratory, circulatory and others
- Factors that influence physical health, such as nutrtion, exercise and medicines
Step 1: Pre-lesson
To be completed with your class before the Life Ed visit.
The Inside Story – Pre Visit Lesson – My Body Students will be able to identify the body as having varied systems and can name some functions and components. Identify the function and components of the four body systems. And explain the function and components of the body systems. 15 - 20 minutes School Lesson
Pre lesson – An Overview for Parents
Step 2: Life Ed Visit
Step 3: Post Visit
To be completed with your class after the Life Ed visit.
The Inside Story – Post Visit Lesson 1 – Nutrition Students will be able to identify and explain some nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed for healthy body function and where to access them. Identify and explain what nutrients, vitamins and minerals are, how they help our bodies function and where to access them. And explain the function, effects and importance of nutrients. 15 - 20 min Video Lesson
The Inside Story – Post Visit Lesson 2 – Physical Activity & Well-being Students will be able to identify and explain some of the benefits of regular physical activity on mental, emotional and physical health. Identify and explain the benefits regular, physical activity and movement have on the body and how to incorporate this into everyday life. Understand the benefits of physical activity and how to incorporate skills into everyday life. 15 - 20 min Video Lesson
Step 4: Booster Sessions
The Booster sessions videos and discussion guides are the last part in the 4-Step program. A discussion guide with questions and suggested answers is attached with each booster session video below. To meet all of the outcomes for this module, teachers are encouraged to use the discussion guides to extend student learning and observe student understanding of the content covered.
The Inside Story – Session 1 – Nutrients Eating a balanced diet full of everyday foods is a great way of keeping our bodies healthy and strong. In this session, Harold is shrunk down and agrees to go inside the human body to understand the benefits of eating well, and how nutrients work. Video Lesson Discussion Guide (PDF)
The Inside Story – Session 2 – Heart Health Harold visits the heart to discover what an incredibly vital and useful muscle it is. In this session, the importance and benefits of exercise are highlighted and how blood carries oxygen to all parts of the body before returning to heart and lungs to be re-oxygenated. The safe use of prescribed asthma medicines is also addressed. Video Lesson Discussion Guide (PDF)
The Inside Story – Session 3 – Sleep During this session, the importance and benefits of sleep are addressed including the recommended hours, side effects of not enough sleep and things that stop us from getting enough sleep. The role of the Kidneys is also explored as we bring Harold back out from his trip inside the human body. Video Lesson Discussion Guide (PDF)
Sponsored By Sanitarium
Sanitarium’s ‘eat well, live well’ purpose aligns with Life Ed’s vision to improve children’s health and wellbeing. We launched the physical health module ‘The Inside Story’ for Year 3 – 4 thanks to Sanitarium’s support and involvement.