Human Systems

Topic(s) Covered
Human Biology
Up to 34 students per session
$145 Per Session
Two hours minimum booking
Travel fees may apply*
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 5th
1 hr
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X-ray image of human skeleton during water

What happens to french fries after you eat them? How do you lift, throw, run and jump? What helps you think and learn? Students explore the skeletal, digestive, nervous, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems, while learning how to take their own vital signs and keep their body healthy. Topics include human anatomy and body systems.

Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.

*Travel Fees:
If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or

Standards Addressed Structure and Function:
Compare and contrast characteristics and behaviors of plants and animals and the environments where they live.
Compare and contrast the characteristics of offspring and parents.
Explain that organisms are composed of parts that function together to form a living system.
Interaction and Change:
Describe life cycles of living things
Describe the interactions of organisms and the environment where they live.
Explain the interdependence of plants, animals, and environment, and how adaptation influences survival.
Scientific Inquiry:
Observe, measure, and record properties of objects and substances using simple tools to gather data and extend the senses.
Engineering Design:
Describe how recent inventions have significantly changed the way people live.