Multicellular Organisms and their Subsystems Science Games

5 games

In this series of games, your students will learn about the human body’s tissues, organs, and systems and how they work together. The Multicellular Organisms and their Subsystems learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home.

Concepts Covered

The human body is made up of trillions of cells. They form tissues, which make up all of the body’s organs and systems.

There are four main types of tissue. Nervous tissue reacts to stimuli, epithelial tissue protects and cushions the body, connective tissue provides structure and support, and muscle tissue allows movement.

In each type of tissue, the cells are arranged differently. Nervous tissue is made up of neurons to transmit signals, epithelial cells are tightly packed for protection, connective tissue is strong and fibrous, and muscle cells are striated and elongated to help them move.

The different systems in the human body have different functions, but they cooperate all the time. For example, when a person decides to walk, the nervous system sends brain signals telling the body to move, the muscles move by contracting and relaxing, and the skeletal system supports the body and allows it to bend and move.

Another important example of the body systems working together is breathing, which involves the respiratory and circulatory systems. The respiratory system brings in air and delivers oxygen to blood in the circulatory system so it can be used throughout the body. The blood returns the body’s waste product, carbon dioxide, to the respiratory system to be exhaled.

A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.

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