Monday, December 6, 2010

Prezi for showing connections between body systems!

At the end of the second quarter, students in 7th grade will have covered 7 body systems. By the end of February, they will have covered three more. For a middle schooler, this is a lot of content in a short amount of time! This year I will be trying something new when we're done our body systems unit--a Prezi. Students will be completing a Prezi to show the information that they've learned over the previous 12 weeks. This will allow them to connect the body systems together to show how each one works with a variety of the others.

As I develop the documents for this project over the next few weeks, I will be sure to post them here. I will also post an example of a Prezi, but I will not make one that details the body systems. I have found in the past that showing my students a project example in the same vein as what I want from them allows them to copy it exactly and leave all creativity out of the equation. Developing a Prezi for a different topic will allow them to see how it works, but will leave the task up to them.


  1. Now that is a great use for Prezi! The kids will probably love connecting all of that information. Prezi doesn't always seem to make sense with every topic, but it completely does with this. I want to find some more uses for it in my classroom. So far, not much luck with the kids, but I think it would make a lot more sense depending on the topic. Great idea, Sherri!

  2. In just a few days I'll have an example and direction sheet up. Anyone is free to use my direction sheet with their classes--though maybe I'll need to add some copyright info on that baby!