Heavy Breathing, Pounding Heart, Copious Sweating and Stinky Bathrooms
What's the Big Idea?



You’re playing tag with your friends.  The bell rings and you freeze. But not really. Your chest is going up and down as you breathe heavily in and out. Your heart is pounding so hard you can feel it when you put your hand on your chest.  You’re shirt is soaked in sweat. You also suddenly realize that you have to use the bathroom.


Why does your body have to make you uncomfortable?


Find out, by doing the webquests!

SCI.5.2.a. Students know many multicellular organisms have specialized structures to sup-port the transport of materials.
SCI.5.2.b. Students know how blood circulates through the heart chambers, lungs, and body and how carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) are exchanged in the lungs and tissues.
SCI.5.2.c. Students know the sequential steps of digestion and the roles of teeth and the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and colon in the function of the digestive system.
SCI.5.2.d. Students know the role of the kidney in removing cellular waste from blood and converting it into urine, which is stored in the bladder.
SCI.5.2.g. Students know plant and animal cells break down sugar to obtain energy, a process resulting in carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (respiration).

Common Core Standards
English Language Arts
Informational Text
Grade 5
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
ELA-IT.5.7. Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
ELA.IT.5.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 45 text complexity band independently and proficiently.