How the Body Works Unit Study
I have spent a lot of time the last several months preparing for the next school year as many of you already know some of the items I plan to use. We will also have our kids in Classical Conversations and the younger two will also attend a Montessori program one day a week.
Even though I have planned out much of what our “read alouds,” textbooks and even games, I wanted to have a few more choices for the kids. If you missed my 50 States Study and my Presidents Study, both of these are great additions! However, what about Science?
One of the topics we will be discussing in Classical Conversations Cycle 3 is Human Anatomy. Part of me is excited to introduce this to my boys. Another part of me is terrified to discuss the human anatomy with my boys!
How the Body Works Workbook covers many things and includes many note booking pages which can be expanded to include more specific information. Younger kids can practice writing words or short stories while older kids can answer essay questions. The possibilities are endless!
If you’re planning a unit study or currently in the middle of a study on the human body, you might find this helpful to supplement: Human Body Unit Study Guide for 5th Grade and 2nd Grade. No matter which grade(s) you’re teaching, you’ll love these resources! I also personally love to add in Apologia and other faith-based resources.
From virtual knee surgeries to a printable blood flow chart, this page has amazing resources for your unit study: Yay Science. Yay Science is, you guessed it, a science website! While not specifically for homeschoolers, it is one of our favorite educational websites for learning about science. (caution- not all things will be from a Creation Standpoint)
If your kiddos like gross and cool science, they will most definitely enjoy this virtual knee surgery. Even though it’s kinda creepy, it is something many kids will like doing. They’ll want you to search for even more “surgeries” to do on the computer!
Kid’s Health is an amazing resource for this topic. Find informational and educational articles, videos, and more at Kid’s Health. I love Kid’s Health because it’s a resource for so many topics. You can use this website to supplement any curriculum you are using for your homeschooling classroom.
In the How the Body Works workbook, you will find:
- Identifying the esophagus, intestines, heart, lungs and stomach.
- Identifying organs and their functions.
- Puzzles for cutting practice.
- Much more!
Additional Learning Resources
Human Body: A Visual EncyclopediaHumongous Heart Plush Figure – I Got The Beat!I Heart Guts Eyeball Plush – Party Pupil in the House!All You Need Is Lobe! – I Heart Guts SeriesGiant Microbes Brain Cell (Neuron) Plush ToyMy First Human Body BookAnatomy Models Bundle Set Human Body- DVD Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body An Amazing Inside-Out Tour of the Human Body Kids First The Human Body Kit Stuffed Bunny with Removable Organs Large Intestines, Lungs, Brain, Heart, Kidneys, Stomach, and LiverLakeshore What’s Inside Me Apron