A page full of worksheets that focus on learning about the tissues, liquids, organs, and organ systems of the human body.

Our bodies are super cool! There are so many things going on in it that we still don’t fully understand to this day. The mouth produces nearly one liter of saliva every day. Did you know that you shed nearly ten pounds of skin cells every year? In your lifetime, your heart will beat just about three billion (with a B) times. Some more numbers for you... The human body is made up of two-hundred and six bones working in concert with your three-hundred and twenty pairs of muscles. The top half of the body, the head, houses the control center organ of the body called the brain. The center part of the body is often referred to as the core and houses most major organ systems. The arms and legs that build off of the core are needed for movement and doing work.

There so many things about our bodies that we do not take time to even comprehend. In your lifetime you will shed forty-five pounds of skin. In your lifetime, you will make enough saliva to fill two whole swimming pools. Tongues are very unique in fact; the tongue print is slightly more accurate than any single fingerprint. The human body is vastly complex. The worksheets found below will help you understand basic human anatomy and physiology. These worksheets cover a huge scale of topics including all the major organs and tissues. We look at the meaning of blood types and the movement of a digested apple. Every organ system is grouped together to attempt to move from the macro level (full picture) to the micro level (individual tissues). This collection has been cited by hundreds of NSTA teachers at a recent conference. We have something for pretty much all grade levels. If you see something that we are missing in the series, please let us know.

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Blood Types

The frequencies of blood types vary in populations around the world. For example, the frequencies of the A, B, AB, and O blood types differ in three US populations as shown below.

The Human Skeleton

Label the following parts of the human Skeletal system on the diagram.

Anatomy of Bone

Provide the labels for the indicated parts on the diagrams of a longitudinal section and cross section of bone below. Some labels are used more than once.

Nerve Cells

Provide the labels for the structures in a neuron shown to the left.

Spinal Cord and Reflexes

In the diagram to the left, provide the labels for the structures involved in the reflex act when a person steps on a tack and jerks their leg away.

Brain Anatomy

Provide the labels for the diagram on the left below and provide descriptions of the functions of each structure on the blank lines.

Anatomy of the Eye

Provide the labels for the indicated parts on the diagram of an eye.

Anatomy of the Ear

Provide the labels for the indicated parts on the diagram of an ear.

Nervous System

Inflammation of the membranes surrounding brain and spinal cord 3. Most simple structural component of the nervous unit.

Human Endocrine Glands

Provide the labels for the indicated parts on the diagram of the endocrine system.

Human Hormones

For the physiological effects listed below, provide the name of the hormone responsible.

The Male Reproductive Structures

Provide the labels for the indicated parts on the diagram of the male reproductive system.

The Femal Reproductive Structures

Provide the labels for the indicated parts on the diagram of the female reproductive system.

Embryo Development

Provide the labels for the indicated parts on the diagram of the baby in its mommy.

Human Reproduction

Complete the full reading passage.

Human Reproduction and Endocrine Crossword

Example clue: Endocrine gland at base of brain 4. Hormone that causes follicle to mature 6. At the base of brain, gland that interacts with pituitary 7. Hormone produced by thyroid 9. Pituitary hormone that targets adrenal cortex

An Apple for Lunch

The digestive system is the part of your body that changes the food you eat, like me Goldie the Delicious Apple, into the energy you need every day for living. The food you eat is digested and the parts of your body that are responsible for this abreaks down food into useable energy for your body.

An Apple for Lunch Multiple Choice Questions

Which part of the organ can stretch and get bigger?

Short Answer Questions

Healthy teeth are needed for chewing food and preparing it for processed. Do some research and write a short report describing three ways to keep your teeth healthy.

Digestive System Diagram

What's in there anyway?

Label the Digestive Colored Parts

No, there is not a word bank.

Black and White Diagram

Finish all those parts of the digestive system.

Food for Thought

If you have already studied about the digestive system you are familiar with the path that food takes through your body. You already understand that food needs to be chewed in order to prepare it for processing by the stomach and how the stomach adds acid and churns food to convert it to a form that can be absorbed into the body through the intestines.

F for T -Multiple Choice Questions

The proteins, carbohydrates, and fats from the food that was eaten travels to cells throughout the body in what?

Short Answer Questions

A doctor who specializes in diseases and problems of the digestive tract is called a gastroenterologist. Would you like to be a gastroenterologist? Explain why or why not.

Oh Those Pre-teen Hormones

The endocrine system is the master controller of all hormone production in the body. We all know that hormones kick in at puberty and make the lives of teens either wonderful or miserable or both at the same time!

Oh Those Pre-teen Hormones Multiple Choice Questions

Which part of the endocrine system plays a major part in growth?

Oh Those Pre-teen Hormones Multiple Choice Questions

A few children do not grow to the same height as average children; they are very short. If doctors give them growth hormone they will grow taller over time. Do you think doctors should give children growth hormone to make them taller?

Major Endocrine Glands

They are set out for you to use as a diagram.

You're Getting on My Nerves! Short Answer Questions

Your nervous system is made up of your brain, the spinal cord and a large branching network of nerves that spread out from the spinal cord.

You're Getting on My Nerves! Short Answer Questions

The branching network of nerves spread from what place?

You're Getting on My Nerves! Short Answer Questions

Explain how signals travel back and forth between the brain and muscles so that the muscles move properly.

Major Nerves

They are all set out for you.

Otto, the O2 Molecule

Otto was gently tickled and cleaned of dust and dirt by cilia, the hairs inside your nose and then he passed through the pharynx (throat).

Otto, the O2 Molecule Multiple Choice Questions

Which part of the respiratory organs is strengthened by cartilage?

Otto, the O2 Molecule Short Answer Questions

A bronchial tube and all the bronchioles inside a lung are called a bronchial tree. Explain why this is a good metaphor.

Human Lungs

Label all the important parts.

Do You Remember Potty Training?

The liquid that you pee is called urine. Your body is constantly making urine but instead of getting rid of it as it’s produced, urine is stored in a flexible sac in your lower abdomen called the bladder.

Do You Remember Potty Training? Short Answer Questions

Do some research and find out what the recommended amount of water to drink every day is.

Urinary Overview

How does your body filter waste out of the blood?

Human Urinary System

Mostly the parts of a kidney.

Urinary System Close View

Label all of the branches.

Your Skeleton Gives You Shape

Your skeleton is the framework of your body. The skeleton provides structural strength so you can sit, stand and walk plus some parts of your skeleton are designed to protect important organs.

Your Skeleton Gives You Shape Multiple Choice Questions

Which nutrient is especially needed to keep bones strong?

Your Skeleton Gives You Shape Short Answer Questions

You and your grandfather each break a leg in a skiing accident. Whose leg will probably heal faster and why?

Framework of Human Skeleton

Everything is labelled for you.

Side View of Human Skeleton

Put your hand up in there.

Human Skeleton with Body Mass

A good way to understand the positioning of the skeleton.

Close-up view of Upper Appendage

A side view of your arm to shoulder.

A Body Builder's Focus

Body builders are athletes who try to develop their muscles to the utmost and are judged on their muscle formation during a competition.

Your Skeleton Gives You Shape Multiple Choice Questions

Which type of muscles are involuntary muscles?

Your Skeleton Gives You Shape Short Answer Questions

Select a part of the body, like arm, shoulder, leg or neck. Do some research and name the skeletal muscles associated with that part of the body.

Major Muscles Ventral View

Yes, he is the picture of health.

Major Muscles Dorsal View

Where are you going with all that.

A Vampire's Favorite Snack

Blood carries vital oxygen to all parts of your body. Oxygenated blood travels through flexible tubes in your body called arteries. In order to reach every cell in the body, arteries branch into smaller tubes called arterioles and at the end of arterioles are capillaries.

Blood Buddies

Describe how each tissue or organ listed below interacts with blood.

A Vampire's Favorite Snack Multiple Choice Questions

What part of your body brings deoxygenated blood back from your brain?

A Vampire's Favorite Snack Short Answer Questions

Explain how your body makes new blood to replace blood you lose from having a blood test or a cut (or a vampire bite!).

Red, White and Blue Working for You

The main organ of the circulatory system is the heart. The heart is a muscle that serves as the pump that moves or circulates the blood throughout the body.

Red or White Blood Cell?

What is the function of platelets?

Red, White and Blue Working for You Multiple Choice Questions

Which part of the circulatory system looks blue under the skin?

Red, White and Blue Working for You Short Answer Questions

List three types of blood cells and explain the function of each.

Human Digestion

The main review worksheet that you will need.

Human Anatomy: Teeth

Label each type of tooth.

Human Anatomy: Teeth (No Word Bank)

There is no help with this one.

Skeletal System

Place the following phrases that are associated with the skeleton on the concept map below.

Human Anatomy: The Arm

Word Bank: Radius, Humerus, Ulna, Phalange, Clavicle

The Brain

Label the parts of the brain.

The Brain (No Bank)

If there were a bank it would be- Word Bank: Cerebellum, Spinal Cord, Cerebrum, Medulla, Midbrain

The Digestive System

Label the organs of the digestive tract.

Digestive System (No Words)

Word Bank: Large Intestine, Pancreas, Liver, Small Intestine, Gall Bladder, Stomach, Esophagus

The Heart

Word Bank: Left Atrium, Pulmonary Vein, Right Ventricle, Pulmonary Artery, Right Atrium, Left Ventricle

No Bank on the Heart

Label the parts of the human heart.

The Heart Riddle

Order the letters to follow the blood flow from W to P.

The Respiratory System (No Bank)

Word Bank Bronchus Trachea Diaphragm Nose Lung Mouth Bronchiole

The Respiratory System (Word bank)

Label the parts of the human respiratory system.

The Skeleton (Word Bank)

Word Bank: Fibula, Pelvis, Skull, Humerus, Sternum, Femur, Rib, Tibia, Rib, Vertebra

The Skeleton (No Words)

Label the parts of the human skeleton.

What are the Jobs of the Digestive Organs?

Label the liver, esophagus, large intestine, mouth, small intestine, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, anus and appendix.

More Digestion

Label the organs that help with the chemical and physical changes of fat. Color these organs green.

Data and observations

What is the importance of the digestive system?

Diagram A

The diagram you will need for this project.

Diagram B

The diagram you will need for this project.

Diagram C

The diagram you will need for this project.

Diagram D

The diagram you will need for this project.

Diagram E

The last diagram you will need for this project.

Muscular System Concept Map

Map out those muscles.

The Skeletal System

The term skeletal system refers collectively to all the bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage in a body. Tendons attach bones to muscles. Ligaments attach bones to other bones.

The Skeletal System Questions

What part of the skeletal system produces red and white blood cells?

The Muscular System

All of the muscles in the human body are known collectively as the muscular system. There are more than 650 muscles in the human body. Muscles are found underneath of our skin, in some organs, and wrapped around all of our bones.

QUESTIONS: The Muscular System

Muscles are what enable the human body to move. Cardiac muscles, which are the ones in our heart, perform their function without us having to consciously tell them to do it.

The Cardiovascular System

Collectively, the heart, blood, and blood vessels make up the body’s cardiovascular system. Blood picks up nutrients from the food we eat and oxygen from our lungs and carries those things to individual cells, where they are put to use.

QUESTIONS: The Cardiovascular System

The heart is located in the left side of your chest, inside of your rib cage. The heart is composed largely of muscle that expands and contracts to pump blood through the body.

The Digestive System

Our bodies use the food we eat for maintenance and construction, as well as to provide us with energy to do the things we do. However, the chemical energy that is stored in foods isn’t accessible to the body in the form that we eat it. Before we can use the energy that is stored in the chemical bonds of our foods to power our bodies, we need to put some energy into those foods in order to convert them into a form our bodies can use.

QUESTIONS: The Digestive System

What is the name of the flap the keeps food from getting into our windpipe when we swallow?

The Nervous System

The brain, the spinal cord, and the nerve pathways all over the body are collectively called the nervous system. There are two parts to the nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system are all the rest of the nerves located everywhere else.

QUESTIONS: The Nervous System

The peripheral nervous system includes two main sets of nerves. The autonomous nervous system works without us having to think about what is happening.

The Respiratory System

The respiratory system in the human body is responsible for bringing oxygen into the body and expelling carbon dioxide out of the body.

QUESTIONS: The Respiratory System

The nose is not just a place for air to come into the body. Nasal cavities contain both hair and mucus that filter dust and other particles out of the air so that these things don't get into our lungs.

The Endocrine System

The endocrine system is a group of glands in the human body that produce hormones. Hormones are chemicals that carry information and instructions between cells.

QUESTIONS: The Endocrine System

Which of the following is part of both the endocrine and digestive systems?

The Urinary System

When you eat, your digestive system breaks down the food into chemicals that your body can use for energy. This process produces both solid and liquid waste.

QUESTIONS: The Urinary System

When blood passes through the kidneys, water, protein, glucose, and other nutrients return to the bloodstream, while the waste is filtered out. This waste is in the form of urine, and it contains water, urea (waste resulting from the breakdown of proteins), urochrome (a pigmented blood product that colors urine yellow), salts, creatinine (waste resulting from the normal breakdown of muscle), byproducts of bile from the liver, and ammonia.

The Immune System

The immune system is the body's defense system against disease. The main organs making up the immune system are the spleen, lymph nodes, thymus, and bone marrow.

QUESTIONS: The Immune System

Proper immune function requires that the immune system know which cells to attack and which to leave alone. Specific antigens require specific antibodies, so antibodies only attack the cells they are supposed to attack and leave other cells alone.

The Integumentary System

Skin, hair, nails, and exocrine glands are collectively known as the integumentary system. Exocrine glands are glands that create and release substances through the skin, rather than through the blood.

QUESTIONS: The Integumentary System

Where on the body does our skin have the most receptor cells?