(And a bunch of supplemental resources!)
EVERY Walking Classroom podcast has an available lesson plan as well as FREE supplemental resources including quizzes, slide decks, videos, and downloadable activities! Our themed groupings make it super simple to incorporate into your curriculum units. Read more about them below!
This Walking Classroom podcast focuses on the body’s defense shields, which are sometimes a bit slimy. The human body protects us through various defense systems and communicates various health conditions. Earwax, mucus, and sweat are among some of the defense systems that help keep us healthy and safe. Some things we normally think are gross can actually be important; it is valuable to appreciate the purpose in everything.
Lesson Plan: Download the Human Body’s Slimy Shields Lesson Plan
Health Message: Importance of raising heart-rate
Character Value: Patience
Supplemental Resource Links and Downloads
The Human Body’s Slimy Shields Google Quiz
(This is a Google form. Click to copy it to your own Google Drive.)
The Human Body’s Slimy Shields Slide Deck
- Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body (3:38) — Covers how viruses invade and what can help stop them.
- Deep Look: Banana Slugs and Secret of the Slime (3:54) — Talks about banana slugs and the importance of their slime.
- Summertime Science: Sunburn, Sweat, and Wrinkly Fingers (4:31) — Explains the science behind sweat, wrinkly fingers, and sunburn.
- Germs and Your Body — Hands-on Activity — Learn more about mucus and other things that keep the body healthy in this activity from Community Resources for Science. Note: This activity is designed for younger students, but could be adapted for older students.
- Human Body’s Slimy Shields Crossword Puzzle — Printable or Worksheet — Demonstrate knowledge of the human body’s slimy shields by solving this crossword puzzle.
To help support your curricular units or help you introduce additional content to your class, we created The Walking Classroom’s Themed Groupings!
You can easily find podcasts centering around specific themes in language arts, social studies, and science, or explore other areas of interest. Whether you’re looking for podcasts addressing things like grammar or literary elements, a branch of science, a historical era, or even innovators like artists and inventors, The Walking Classroom has got you covered!
For example, Themed Groupings that contain the Clara Barton podcast include: Biographies, Civil War & Reconstruction, Famous Women, Historical Figures, Innovators: Artists, Inventors & More, Medicine, The Human Body