Hands On Activity: How Long is the Digestive Tract?
So just how long is our digestive tract? We set out to find out with this activity. We measured out different colors of yarns for each part of the digestive system.
The page you see (above right) is in the Digestive System Pack (See details below.) I made for the kids.
After we had all the bits measured and tied together, we went out to the driveway to see just how long it really is!
I made outlines of the kids bodies on butcher paper (we did this the day before).
Then they carefully laid out the yarn in the appropriate areas:
We went over quite a bit of information as we did all these activities. You can see a couple of those pages in the photos above. We read books from the library and then at the end of the unit, went over the information for their notebook pages. I’ll share that pack with you tomorrow.
Digestive System Student Worksheet Packet:
This packet includes worksheets on the mouth, swallowing and the digestive tract. It includes pieces for a digestive system lapbook or interactive notebook. Also included are the hands-on activities our kids did during this unit.
Here is a sample notebook page about the small intestine. On the left you can see the student fill-in-the-blank page. On the right is the full text version. I would print the fill-in-the-blank page/s for my kids and then a full text version for myself. We would take turns reading and my kids would try to provide the missing answer. If they didn’t know, I would provide the answer from the full-text page. Answer pages are always provided both for notebook pages and for worksheets (such as a matching page).
This 150+ page packet is $7.99. See below for more details and all that is included:
Our packets are pdf digital downloads. After your purchase, remember to check your PayPal email address for the download link. This page answers some Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to email me if you have any questions! ~Liesl
Digestive System Packet: $7.99
More about our Human Body Packets and BUNDLE Options!
These packets can be purchase separately or you can purchase all of them in one bundle. I included lots of photos of these packets at the Human Body BUNDLE Page.
Our packets are PDF digital downloads. After your purchase, remember to check your PayPal email address for the download link. This page answers some Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to email me if you have any questions! ~Liesl
$5.99 Endocrine System Packet – (60 pages) Exocrine glands are those glands that have ducts and lead to the surface of the body… like sweat glands, tear glands whereas endocrine glands (like the hypothalamus or thyroid) secrete hormones into the bloodstream.
$5.99 Five Senses Unit: This 100+ page Five Senses Unit has dozens of hands-on activities and detailed, colorful worksheets for learning all about the five senses – sight & the eye, hearing & the ear, taste & the tongue, smell & the nose, touch & the skin. (NOTE: This unit is NOT included in the Human Body BUNDLE 1 or 2.) Recommended for PreK to Early Elementary. View Post, image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5
$35.99 Human Body BUNDLE OPTION 1: Human Body Systems, Skeletal System Packet, Digestive System, Circulatory System Unit, Muscular System Packet, Nervous System Packet, Endocrine System, Reproductive System Worksheets (Does not include the Study of Cells Unit or the Five Senses Unit.)
$42.99 Human Body BUNDLE OPTION 2: Human Body Systems, A Study of Cells Unit, Skeletal System Packet, Digestive System, Circulatory System Unit, Muscular System Packet, Nervous System Packet, Endocrine System, Reproductive System Worksheets (We often talked about cells as we started our Human Body Units… then went on to talk about human body cells, tissues, organs & systems… and then would move on to a different body system each year. Generally as homeschoolers, we covered just one or two major body systems each year before moving on to another science topic.) (Does not include the Five Senses Unit.)
$38.99 Human Body BUNDLE OPTION 3: Human Body Systems, Skeletal System Packet, Digestive System, Circulatory System Unit, Muscular System Packet, Nervous System Packet, Endocrine System, Reproductive System Worksheets AND The Five Senses Unit (Does not include the Study of Cells Unit.)
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