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Body Systems: Overview

Science / Year 8 / Science Understanding / Biological sciences [ACSSU]

Source: Black, S. (2019). Image courtesy of Freepik.

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings
  • Patterns allow the identification and description of relationships, including cause and effect
  • Systems have boundaries, inputs and outputs

Body systems | Overview: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from either the Oxford Dictionary online or ThoughtCo. The definitions for words and phrases marked with a hash # come from alternative sources.

Bone, Digestion, Homeostasis, Muscle, Skeleton

Body systems | Overview: Articles

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Body systems | Overview: eBooks

Level 1 resourceeBooks

Level 2 resource

Body systems | Overview: Videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"How does the human body work? What roles do the digestive, reproductive, and other systems play? Learn about human anatomy and the complex processes that help your body function." (National Geographic, 2017)


When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: National Geographic (2017) or (National Geographic, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: National Geographic (2017). Human Body 101 [eVideo]. Retrieved from

"My Incredible Body lets kids investigate, experience, and learn human anatomy in a fun, dynamic new way. Explore medically accurate 3D anatomy models. Learn amazing facts about how the body works. Fly through the different body systems and take a look around." (Zybright, 2014)

Using My Incredible Body on campus

Teachers can use this product on the Kerferd Library eLearning smartboard. Please contact the Kerferd library staff to make a booking.

Body Systems: circulatory, respiratory, digestive | Curriculum Alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.

Australian Curriculum Alignment

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