Our 6 week study on Human Anatomy.
Week 1: Skeletal System
We learned about the major bones and their overall purpose and had the “quiz” via stick it notes, followed up with a fun snack.
Week 2: The Muscular System
Hopscotch, jumping jacks, sweeping, talking/eating, push ups, stair climbs, and running laps in our woods!!!
I think their muscles have a good idea of the lesson at hand. Ha ha!
Week 3: The Respiratory System
We used our lungs to paint lungs (aka straw painting);
played with balloons, bubbles, and ran in place… all ways to use their lungs.
Week 4: The Digestive System
Week 5: The Heart
Week 6: The Brain
It was interesting to explore what parts of the brains functioned what area of our lives.
We had limited activities for this one, but a lot of discussions none-the-less.
Other fun resources:
Magic School Bus Flexes its Muscles (Season 2, Episode 2) –
covers bones, muscles, joints, and tendons
Magic School Bus Works Out (Season 3, Episode 9)-
all about lungs
Magic School Bus For Lunch (Season 1, Episode 2)-
Magic School Bus Goes Cellular (Season 4, Episode 5)
and of course Pinterest!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
Psalm 139: 14-18