Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Human Anatomy

        This school year, we are using Jeanne Fulbright's Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology.   I never thought my kids (7 and 8 years old) would enjoy studying the anatomy of a cell but they did!  If only I read this book when I was in school, I would have appreciated the subject more.  :-)

      As we reviewed why the Ancient Egyptians adopted mummification rituals. We practiced the mummification process by making an apple mummy. God also used this experiment to teach a very valuable lesson on obedience (but that's another story...) :-)

Template by Connie Prince and kit by WA World (gottapixel)

template by Sus Designs, Amy Dane designs - something beautiful kit, royGbiv flowers by cwpicket

The yummiest part was making our cell and eating it too!

noreimerreason template 9, paper by angie briggs, alpha by One of a Kind  Studio, notepad by kim meeder

      We ended lesson 1 by making their life size "twin".
andreagold696, let mescrapbook kit, alpha by karen diamond, back to school WA by Tina chambers

 Being a nurse came in handy.  Teaching the kids the Heimlich Maneuver.

We just went to this clinic to get Dad's back x-ray and what do we get in return? -a  free lesson about x-ray from a very kind radiologist technician, Kuya NapA :-)

Studying the blood using corn syrup, red nips, white jelly and sprinkles which represented blood's major components:  Plasma - RBC - WBC - Platelets

 Studied how bile breaks down those large clumps of fat into smaller clumps that are easier for our small intestine to digest  - using cooking oil, water and soap.

We tried to make Mr. Clay stand up without his bones ....

The chicken bone experiment: How does acid affect our bones?

and here are our lapbooks!!!

Riel and Aethan also made a human body gameboard

the template was downloaded - just cant remember the website :-(

Kids favorite: The making of the yummiest DNA...

We were disappointed at first when we found our Twizzlers cut in half so the outcome was not as I expected but the kids still had a blast - especially in the 'eating part' of the activity. It felt like the 'Marshmallow Test' as Riel and Aethan tried to resist the urge to eat their favorite gummies. I told them to wait until we have made a model of theDNA. As they were threading the bears onto the toothpick, I would see them smelling the gummies, resisting the temptation to eat. After our lesson, what a relief it was for them to finally enjoy their DNA.

My personal favorite is this cell community that my kids made.

here, Lysosomes are represented as policemen

Mitochondira as the power source in the community

The Golgi bodies as grocery stores

The Centrioles as "moms" who are clone makers

The Nucleus as the government

Praise God for homeschooling!

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