I thought ED and DD (4 and6) would really enjoy doing some activities related to the human body again. As it turned out DD was quite sick so ED and I worked on this ourselves. LD came in only at the end when we looked at the Bio Digital Human online.
First I outlined her body. Then she built her skeletal system. We love the book, Look Into Your Body: All About You From the Inside Out and have gotten SO much use out of it through the years! The skeleton puzzle is made of thick cardboard and has held up well through all three kids. As you can see, the skeleton is nearly the size of ED!
After reading through the book and playing with the Bio Digital Human (more about that below), ED colored in the major organs. We talked about the function of each organ as she colored it in.
We talked a bit about how the skeleton protects some our major organs like the brain, heart and lungs. ED loves to color and she decided the arms and legs needed to be colored in too!
We also went to the really fascinating website, the Bio Digital Human. Everyone enjoyed turning on and off the various systems (digestive, respiratory, etc.) and moving the body around to see it from all different angles front, back, sides, from the feet up, etc. You can move the body 3-dimensionally rotating in any direction imaginable!
We had to finish off the day reading through What Happens to a Hamburg? This is another book that we’ve read often through the years.
Check out our other science units and freebies:
Simple Machines: Lots of hands on activities