We had an amazing time studying the Digestive System. We did a whole range of hands-on activities from making our own epiglottis to seeing how the digestive tract works (how nutrients pass through). We made “fake”vomit, measured out the length of the digestive system and more! I also made notebook for the kids as we went through this unit.
Our Digestive System Packet is 40+pages has worksheets and activities on the following areas:
- Part I: Digestive System — Mouth
- Part II: Digestive System — Swallowing, How the epiglottis works
- Part III: Digestive System — The Digestive Tract
- This packet also include lapbook pieces for interactive notebooks.
Here are some of the materials that are included in the Digestive System Packet:
The activity directions for “How long is the digestive tract”
The kids were impressed with just how long the digestive tract is!!!
The Digestive System Unit Packet now includes lapbook/notebook pieces: Also included are worksheets and our hand-on activities of the mouth
Once you pay for this packet, you will immediately receive a link to download this file (which will open in a browser window). You will also receive an email from Sendowl (the service I use), which will have a link you can click on to download the Digestive System Unit. (It will say, “You can download your digital products…” with a clickable link.) Of course, if you have any issues just email me at — liesl at homeschoolden dot com. You can also reach me by using the contact form on the blog or can reach me over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page.
We had two books we really used a lot for these units: Human Anatomy Coloring Book (affiliate link) has pages you can print out and color in.
And the The Body Book: Easy-to-Make Hands-on Models That Teach (affiliate link) has really neat models that you can make. We did the joints, bones of the body (see our model here), and some other things, but more about those in those other posts.
Overview of the Human Body Systems
We started this unit with a fun album called the Human Body Rock (we borrowed it from the library, but it’s available at Amazon) that we listened to as we made our two trips to the doctors last week (for LD’s allergy shots). The first song goes over the body systems in a fun, general way and we used that as a spring-board for talking about all the systems. We reviewed all the Human Body Systems. Find out more about our Human Body Systems Packet here:
This packet now includes a page about the skin (the body’s largest organ) and a few pages about the organs (and which systems they are a part of):
We also have a Human Skeleton System Worksheet and Lapbook Packet which is about 30 pages. Find out more here:
Circulatory System Packet 40+ pages
Recently, we did a new unit on the circulatory system, the heart, blood and more! The kids really enjoyed this unit and by the end really knew how blood is transported around the body (be sure to check out our hands-on activity!!)
Some of the topics covered in this packet include an overview of the circulatory system, the heart, blood vessels (arteries, veins, capillaries), blood flow through the heart, blood transport through the body, blood composition (red and white blood cells, platelets), blood types, cholesterol, and diseases of the circulatory system. Plus, we did a number of hands-on activities and the instructions (with photos) are included in this packet.
We hope to cover Muscular System sometime soon.
We will also have some pages about the brain and neurons. I’ll let you know when!
Related Posts That Might Be of Interest:
- Creating a Homeschool Science Curriculum (Elementary): Science topics to cover, choosing and preparing for units and more.
Check out our other science units and freebies:
- Rocks and Minerals: Free 25 page packet, free pages on the 3-types of rocks, lots of hands on activities
- Simple Machines: Lots of hands on activities, plus student worksheets
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