Number one for English language teachers

The human body

Teach pupils how their bodies work. These worksheets will help pupils gain a sound knowledge of how the human body works. Clear diagrams to label, writing exercises to practise key vocabulary, and gap-fill exercises all help to consolidate learning.

Two young learners examine a model of a skeleton

How many muscles are there in the human body?
What is the function of the heart?
Where does the air go when we inhale?


Download a FREE sample worksheet on muscles and bones.

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  • Body parts and movement

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    Run! Jump! Kick! Throw! Catch! In this lesson plan, your class will not only learn these action verbs but also discover which muscles and body parts we use to perform these actions. Activities that are guaranteed to get the class moving.

  • Parts of the body

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    Worksheet to consolidate different body parts via a labelling activity and an exercise which gets learners thinking which body parts connect to which.

  • The senses

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    This worksheet links studying the senses with parts of the body and perception. Pupils match pictures to words and complete speech bubbles to learn important verbs such as: taste, look, sound and feel.

  • The digestive system I

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    This lesson plan introduces the digestive system and its main components.

  • Muscles and bones

    A lesson plan with matching and information gap activities to introduce the human muscle and bone system.

  • The five senses I

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    This lesson plan teaches the five senses, parts of the body and the auxiliary verb can.

  • Bones, muscles and joints

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    A lesson plan with labelling and information gap activities to teach about the human body, including key vocabulary words.

  • The circulatory system

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    This lesson plan explains how the circulatory system works and introduce its main components.

  • The digestive system II

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    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about nutrients and the anatomy and processes of their digestive system.

  • The five senses II

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    In this lesson plan, pupils study the five senses through picture matching and information gap activities. Includes optional exercises using students’ own senses.

  • The respiratory system

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    In this lesson plan, pupils label the parts of the respiratory system and learn how air moves through the body.

  • Which bones go where?

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    Where in the body do these bones belong? A lesson plan with fun matching and colouring exercise to teach about the body.

  • Which internal organ is which?

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    A lesson plan with engaging matching exercise created in partnership with London’s Science Museum.

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