By investigating some body systems and potential problems which they may develop, I can make informed decisions to help me to maintain my health and wellbeing.

SCN 2-12a


The expectation is that at least two of the following body systems will be studied at Second Level.

Respiratory system

· Describes the function of the respiratory system (lungs, windpipe and bronchi), for example, in gas exchange.

· Discusses the main preventable causes of bronchitis, lung cancer and asthma, for example, smoking.

Circulatory system

· Describes the function of the circulatory system (heart and blood vessels), for example, transport of food, oxygen and waste materials.

· Discusses the main preventable causes of heart disease or stroke, for example, obesity, lack of exercise, smoking and high (saturated) fat diet.

Digestive system

· Describes the function of the digestive system (mouth, oesophagus, stomach, liver, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus), for example, breakdown of food and absorption of nutrients, minerals and water.

· Discusses the main preventable causes of liver disease, for example, alcohol and drug misuse.

Reproductive system

· Describes the function of the reproductive system (penis, testes, sperm tube/duct, ovaries, egg tube/duct, uterus and vagina), for example, to make a baby.

· Discusses some preventable causes of fertility problems, for example, alcohol misuse, anorexia and obesity.

Skeletal system

· Describes the function of the skeleton (skull, spine, ribcage, some bones of the arm and leg), for example, to provide support, protection and enable movement.

· Discusses some common problems of bones (for example, arthritis, osteoporosis and breaks) and how their incidence can be reduced (for example, through calcium in the diet and weight-bearing exercise).

Angus Council Repacked Outcomes Medium Term Plan

2 Healthy Bodies SCN 2-12a 2-12b.doc

Larbert Cluster lesson resources

Body systems.pptx
Digestive System Practical Teacher Guide.pdf
Skeleton Pupil Sheet.docx
Digestive System Pupil Sheet.docx
Lungs Pupil Sheet.docx

How the digestive system works

ABPI Resources for Schools

Interactive Body Builder


STEM Learning Resource

Please note you need to register to access this resource. However, this is free to do.

Blood and Circulation

Hamilton Trust Resources: The Human Species Sessions 5 and 6