Human Senses and Movement: CKSci Teacher Guide


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In this unit, students will consider the body structures, systems, and functions that contribute to the ability to play table tennis, particularly to the ability to return a fast serve of a table tennis ball. Vision and hearing provide the perception needed for the response. The interactions of the nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems produce the body’s motion in the response.

In this unit, students build on their understanding from previous grades about human body structures and their functions. They also discover adaptive technologies that assist with different aspects of impaired sensorimotor function.

Over the course of the unit, students will determine what human senses are needed when moving during exercise and games. They will also study ways in which modern technology helps those whose senses or movements do not function optimally. Students will study the following:

  • How does a human body return a table tennis serve?
  • How does human hearing work?
  • How does human vision work?
  • How do muscles work in the human body?
  • How does the skeleton work in the human body?
  • How do nerves support senses and movement?
  • How can inventions help with senses and movement?

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About CKSci

Core Knowledge Science™ (CKSci) is a comprehensive program covering life science, earth and space science, physical science, and engineering design practices.

CKSci Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, photographs, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. In general, the content and presentation in CKSci Student Readers for Grades 3-5 are appropriate for young readers from the upper elementary grades through middle school (Lexile levels 650 – 980).

Using CKSci in the Classroom

  • For Language Arts: You can also use CKSci to integrate content-rich nonfiction into your Reading/Language Arts lessons. Reading in the sciences provides background content knowledge that aids in reading across all disciplines.

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Paperback (spiral-bound)
8.5 in. W x 11 in. H
70 pages

ISBN: 978-1-68380-620-2

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