Friday, April 13, 2012

Human Body: Review Activities

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.

My class did this too. They didn't record anything, but I knew they could handle observing what was going on in the petri dishes. 

Yes, lovely isn't it? One student swabbed the inside of a dog food dish and this is what grew. All the kids brought their petri dishes back after a week and we observed what grew. It was kind of gross but very informative!

Anatomy Review:

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.

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Blogger Heidi said...

If I had to choose another I think it would be the middle/high school marine biology.

April 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

i would love the human body one~

April 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Mozer said...

My 13yr. old asked if she could do that one too! She said it looked interesting.

April 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Ticia said...

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.

April 13, 2012 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Mozer said...

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.

April 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I really love so many of those topics, but perhaps first on the list would be Exploring Creation. Or maybe astronomy. Or botany!

April 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Faith said...

Oh, how we would love to study the human body next year! Thank you for sharing all your great ideas and activities with us.

April 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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!

April 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger The Zookeeper said...

If I could pick one book it would be Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology. kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

April 13, 2012 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Nancy M. said...

I think I my son would like Marine Biology.

April 13, 2012 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Land Animals.

April 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I Love apologia curriculum!

April 13, 2012 at 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Sarabeth said...

I would choose Who Am I? since we are going thru the worldview books and will be ready for it soon.

April 13, 2012 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

I would love to see their elementary astronomy book

April 14, 2012 at 12:25 AM  
Anonymous Lilian said...

Lovely post, as always. I have starred all your human body posts on my Googlerader! Can't wait to see more ideas I can utilise when I will start teaching this coming September :)

April 14, 2012 at 6:51 AM  

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