Human body – five systems

Image: Human Bodies in the Landscape: An Art and Biology Interdisciplinary Project by Ryan on Flickr

The human body systems are a group of organs that work together to achieve optimal working conditions for survival. The following links provide a broad range of resources that explore the five body systems; skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, nervous and digestive. SCIS 1698567

See also: Brain science


BBC – Science and Nature – Human Body

Part of the BBC education site, this link offers information on body systems in a range of formats. Short videos, interactives and articles are used to explore topics.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

How the Nervous System Interacts with Other Body Systems

A straight forward information page on how the different body systems work together to keep the body functioning at optimal level.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Kids Biology

This site offers information on human biology for low to mid primary levels. Information is in simple text and video format.

Suggested level: primary

Kids Health

This section of the Kids Health website, titled How the Body Works, provides information on body systems and topic related activities. Level appropriate content is organised under Kids and Teens tabs.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate


To discover information on the homework site ManyAnswers use the search term body systems.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Science Learning

This New Zealand science learning site offers information on all aspects of the human body systems and how they work together. Topic related links are provided to help navigate further through the site.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Study Guide for the Systems of the Body

Provides a comprehensive set of links to online information relating to the human body. Links are arranged under the circulatory, respiratory, muscular, digestive, and nervous systems.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Britannica Online School Edition, Health and Wellness and Science in Context provide a range of information on body systems. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

The boy who ate himself, by Colin Cardwell, 2011 (picture book)
The great plague: the diary of Alice Paynton, by Pamela Oldfield, 2001 (YA fiction)
Pig Heart Boy, by Malorie Blackman, 2004 (YA fiction)


Discover the workings of the digestive system. National Geographic. Youtube. 10:20