Human body – Secondary biology
Deliver engaging lessons on human biology from respiration and cells to the nervous system and homeostasis. Cover important health topics such as puberty and healthy lifestyles with these worksheets, lesson plans and activities all about the amazing human body.
Circulatory and respiratory systems
Circulatory system activity booklet
This printable booklet gives a comprehensive overview of the circulatory system.
Anatomy of the heart
A fun labelling activity with questions about the structure of the heart.
A unique activity where the circulatory system is compared to a sushi restaurant.
The heart and blood
Boost understanding of the heart and blood with this well-designed worksheet.
Introduction to respiration
This lesson plan and worksheets provide a good overview of the respiration topic.
A Who Wants to be a Millionaire-style game to test students on respiration.
Respiration word games
Lots of different word games to familiarise students with respiration key words.
This useful resource for revision includes a test with a mark scheme.
Gas exchange and respiration
Look at the key parts of respiration with this colourful lesson presentation.
Cells, membranes and transport
Quiz on cells
A colourful and interactive quiz to test students on cell structure.
These videos from BBC Class Clips show cell division by mitosis and meiosis.
Membranes wheel of fortune
Students can use this group labelling activity to revise advanced topics.
A range of worksheets on cellular transport, including diffusion and osmosis.
Helps students to visualise how mitosis works with this clever animation.
Diffusion and absorption
An animation to show older students how diffusion and absorption work.
This presentation includes questions on the structure of the plasma membrane.
A lesson exploring the cell cycle including mitosis and division.
Specialised speed dating
Speed-dating activity where students discover different types of specialised cells.
Digestion and excretion
This engaging lesson teaches students about the parts of the digestive system.
Food and digestion unit
These useful resources will be a great support during lesson planning.
Label the system
This research activity allows students to explain the different digestive organs.
Name that organ
Students can use this resource to revise their knowledge of digestion.
Excretion and the kidneys
A comprehensive presentation on the excretory system, including the kidneys.
Use this presentation to get students thinking about the kidneys in more depth.
Control and co-ordination
Hunger Games homeostasis
Use Katniss from The Hunger Games to explore examples of thermoregulation.
Explain the role of thermoregulation with this visually-engaging presentation.
Co-ordination and homeostasis unit
This exciting unit of work tackles bodily co-ordination and homeostasis.
Nervous system and control
A detailed resource including exam questions on the nervous system and control.
Inside the brain
This booklet from Wellcome Trust explains brain imaging in significant detail.
Nervous system presentation
Introduce key infomation about the nervous system to your GCSE students.
A lesson on synapses, with a focus on how the brain is affected by drugs.
Nervous system factsheet
An engaging factsheet about the structure and responses of the nervous system.
This animation will be useful to teach students about how the eyes work.
Growth and development
Timeline of life
Use teamwork and scientific knowledge in this whole-class flash-card activity.
Puberty and adolescence
A complete lesson in which students identify changes that happen during puberty.
Reproduction and growth
This comprehensive resource covers reproduction, growth and change.
What happens during pregnancy
This lesson will enhance understanding of the stages of pregnancy.
Reproduction loop game
Try this fun loop game to help students revise the topic of reproduction.
Parts of the system
Students identify parts of the reproductive system in this interactive resource.
Health and disease
Natural and acquired immunity
Identify differences between natural immunity and vaccination with a card sort.
Healthy eating card game
A Top Trumps-inspired game on healthy eating and food groups.
This demonstration shows how antibiotics help our bodies to resist infection.
How vaccinations work
Use this handy flowchart to demonstrate how vaccination works.
Drugs, smoking and alcohol
Discuss the negative impacts that drugs, smoking and alcohol have on our health.
Exercise, energy and movement
A booklet from Wellcome Trust about exercise, energy and movement.
Genes and inheritance
Simpsons family tree
Use The Simpsons to illustrate how traits such as eye colour are inherited.
This lesson demystifies chromosomes and inherited characteristics.
Genes and variation
A PowerPoint presentation with differentiated worksheets on genes and variation.
Try this presentation and activities to kick start the topic of inheritance.
This mega DNA presentation includes replication, transcription and translation.
A fun practical experiment that will get students thinking about DNA.