This post wraps up our human body unit! It has been a fun year of learning about the various systems in our body and how they all work together to keep us alive! What a marvelous creator we have! If you are interested in this course, scroll down to the bottom to enter a giveaway for an Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy & Physiology book, plus either a junior notebooking journal or a regular notebooking journal.
The Immune System:
I was gone for this lesson, so my class got to sit in with the older kids. The older students were testing for bacteria and fungi. Each student got a cotton swab and rubbed it on various surfaces. They noted which surface was swabbed and then rubbed the cotton swab on agar in a petri dish.
I pulled out our human body magnetic board. We reviewed the organs and the names of the bones. This board also comes with flashcards, so we reviewed with those too.
I placed all the organ cards face-down on the table. I also gave each student a print-out of the human body and a tub of Play-doh.
A student would draw a card, name the organ, and then all the students would create that organ out of Play-doh on put it in the correct place on the print-out. I left up the magnetic pieces so they could use that as a reference.
We worked hard this year learning the names of some of the bones in our skeletal system. For this review, I used the flashcards in the same way as above, but all the kids worked together to create a Play-doh skeleton.
I’ve enjoyed documenting and sharing this series with you! If you want to see what we covered this year, check out my Human Body Unit pages.
Disclosure: I was given a set of an
If I had to choose another I think it would be the middle/high school marine biology.
i would love the human body one~
My 13yr. old asked if she could do that one too! She said it looked interesting.
I guess that would be I'd choose land animals, since that's what we're about to do. I have to say the only one I'm no excited by is botany, and that's because I am so unsuccessful in gardening.
Ticia, I hear you! We do Botany for a 2 weeks – 1 month in the summer. This summer a master gardener is teaching the class for us. We just do a blitz and get the main points covered with lots of hands-on observation and activities.
I really love so many of those topics, but perhaps first on the list would be Exploring Creation. Or maybe astronomy. Or botany!
Oh, how we would love to study the human body next year! Thank you for sharing all your great ideas and activities with us.
If I could pick any book I would probably pick the Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology. I am planning a My Body lesson plan for our science club for next year!
The Zookeeper says
If I could pick one book it would be Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology. kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com
Nancy M. says
I think I my son would like Marine Biology.
Jenny Kurtz says
I think I would pick the zoology 1 curriculum. My girls are facinated with animals.
Picking just one other Apologia book is very difficult, I would have to say that the first one would be Botany, second would be Zoology 2.
sarah ronk says
the Land Animals of the 6th Day one… we have a zoo membership this year and it would go along nicely with that!
Zoology 1 – my kids seem to be getting more animal crazy by the day!
I would pick Elm. Astronomy. My son loves space. Thank you for the giveaway!
Hello Spell Outloud- I love your blog. My 3 & 5 year olds are precocious. I’ve been writing my own human body unit for them and have loved including some of your activities. Thank you for generously sharing! Besides the Human Body materials, we would love the Apologia Elementary Astronomy text and notebook! This is on our wish list for the fall as our science topic of study. Thanks for the entry opportunity. Hope we win!!!
Hands down, Creation!! My kids love the stars and sky and are at the perfect ages to soak up all the knowledge!!
Just wanted to let you know that I have so much enjoyed following your human body unit. We are going to study it this summer as well an art appreciation…working on styles/artists, etc.
I plan to use the astronomy book also.
We have studied astronomy, Zoo 1 and 2, will be doing Zoo 3 next year. Guess I would have to pick her new chemistry one for the younger set.
Fantastic ideas for this subject. We are doing this Apologia book next year, so of course that would be on my wish list! We are finishing up Astronomy and loved it!
I am interested in the “Who is God” series as well as the Creation Studies!
Love the anatomy and also Exploring Creation Land Animals set!
If I could pick one other book I would choose Swimming Creatures.
I would pick zoology1.
I’d pick zoology 2.
Angela W. says
I’d choose Zoology 1. We are planning to start that in the fall.
This is on my list of things to look at when I get to the homeschool conference!
TO answer your question, I will be starting Apologia this fall with my 7th grader in General Science. I expect to go through all of them because I am the mother of 2 girls who LOVE science plus 2 more kids who just don’t know they love science. 😉
Cindy B says
I’ve used the high school courses, but never have used the elementary series. If I were to choose another from the elementary series, it might be astronomy.
We are planning on doing anatomy next year… Looks like this would be a great fit for us.
kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing says
Anatomy 😉 thanks for hosting!
I would love to study Zoology II!
I’m not sure which book I’d like. They all interest me.
By the way, I tweeted, but the app wouldn’t take my URL https://twitter.com/pastoralmusings/status/192347217472921600
Jess McCarthy says
Maine Biology or Advanced Biology for us!