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HUMAN BODY UNIT STUDY

HUMAN BODY KIDS ACTIVITIES Unit Study

Homeschooling HUMAN BODY UNIT STUDY is designed for preschoolers and kindergartners to explore how our amazing mechanism works through fun hands-on Montessori kids activities, DIYs, and sensory invitations to learn and play.

How mysterious is the inside of the body! Children are simply fascinated to learn all about our body-machine that works day and night, without any rest, performing tasks no computer is capable of performing. Our eyelids blink reflexively, our lungs are constantly expanding and contracting, delivering fresh oxygen throughout our body. Our heart muscleย relentlessly pumps blood to every cell of our body, delivering life-potentย oxygen and nutrients night and day: whether we are asleep or awake. Our nervous system lets us feel, taste, and experience whether pleasure or pain. Our white blood cells fight for us whenever an intruder, be it a virus, fungus, or nasty bacteria, attempts to disrupt our equilibrium. The body is anย amazing mechanism, and it is our job to keep it strong, healthy, and happy! And we can do it better if we know more about how does our body works with Homeschooling HUMAN BODY UNIT STUDY Montessori kids activities! By understanding what goes on the inside of our body, which is mainly unseen and performed on such a small scale, we can truly appreciate the work that the body is doing all the time – even if we might not know it.

HUMAN BODY ORGANS

As with any study, we dwell on books and explore the subject through hands-on resources, modes and sensorial invitations to learn.

BODY UNIT STUDY BOOKS AND RESOURCES

The DK Visual Dictionary of the Human Bodyย book [top-left] is an amazing comprehensive compilation of anatomy of science, covering extensive topics with outstanding photographs. The brief text compresses many details into a few sentences, and the charts combined with the text give a clear overview of the subject. The book even has an illustration of an exact torso and a detailed explanation of organs. This book can be appropriate for an elementary level and up. Adrian mostly looks through the pictures as theย vocabulary is very scholarly.

Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body book [top-right] is Adrian’s favorite! Simple fun rhymes take a young reader for a ride through the human body where they visit the right and left sides of the brain, meet the Feletons from far off Fadin (when they stand in the sun you can see through their skin), scuba dive through the blood system, follow food and water through the digestive tract, and a whole lot more!

LeapFrog LeapReader Interactive Human Body Discovery Set (buy set here and the TAG pen here) shows a child how the amazing human body works. The set includes a jumbo, two-sided activity board, growth chart, interactive sticker sheets, and glow-in-the-dark stickers. Your child will learn hands-on human body facts, body systems, and health nutrition. (Please note that the set works with Tag and the LeapReader Reading & Writing System, which is sold separately – buy here.)

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HUMAN BODY UNIT STUDY is also an invitation to study organs and bodily systems. For example, the Human Torsoย comes with eight organ pieces and a fully illustrated instruction manual.

DSC_0015Did you know that the size of your child’s heart is as big as his/her clenched fist? 

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The sensorial bowl filled with red hydrogelsย (aka “red blood cells”) offers a tactile and visual stimulation as children have to retrieve the organs, name them and place correctly into the Human Torso Model Kit (buy here). This is a super-fun sensorial invitation to explore the inside of the body!ย 

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See hereย aย videoย of how we “made” these gel beads in ~ Sensory Exploration with Hydro Gel Water Beads post.


The Inside of the Body BOOKS

Interactive books have been favorites lately amongst my children. These informative science books are perfect for my curious explorers who have lots of questions and unending desire to flip and turn!

These wonderful flap books take a young reader on an amazing fact-filled voyage through a body from brain to toes with tons of interactive flaps to open and discover! 

  • 1st [smaller] book featured in the ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธvideo is Look Inside: Your Body (buy here) is a wonderful flap book, which introduces children to the way their own bodies work in a fun and informative way. This hands-on book offers many surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle. Your child will be truly fascinated to learn how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and much more.
  • 2nd [bigger] book featured in the ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธvideo is See Inside Your Body (buy here) is a larger version anatomy book which further helps a young reader to get a bigger visual presentation of parts of the human body.

My First Discoveries Series
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Children are also loving the entire My First Discoveries series and The Body book (buy here) is a great addition to our anatomy book collection. 
DSC_0037Through transparent overlay pages, a child will find out what happens to food and air and blood in our bodies; where our bones, muscles, veins, and nerves are; and how our brain works and controls what we do.

Children love interactive learning which makes scientific subjects fun and comprehensible despite its complexity. 

DSC_0033How the Body Works book (buy here) offers a young reader a chance to discover what makes up a small growing human body and how each of the different parts work separately and together: how do we breathe and digest food to provide energy to walk and run and play? 

  DSC_0015The transparent overlay pages add a new dimension to a traditional ๐Ÿ“– reading


HUMAN BODY BIOLOGY PUZZLESย 

 DSC_0015Another great addition to our Anatomy unit study is this Body 5-Layer Wooden Puzzle, Boy (buy here), which includes five layers of systems that exist within the human body: skeletal, respiratory, digestive, muscular, and integumentary system. Adrian loves assembling it over and over again.  

DSC_0009  See here a video post ๐ŸŽฅ ~ Anatomy Puzzle & DIY Interactive Puppets


GERMSย 

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Children were fascinated to learn about germs, which can create havoc in our bodies while reading an amazing book ~ย It’s Catching: The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes. We learned that “all germs are microbes, but not all microbes are germs.” A microbe is a very small living thing found everywhere in our planet and most microbes are friendly, though a very small number can cause disease. Scientists call those unfriendly microbes “pathogens” ~ known most commonly as “germs.”ย  The illnesses caused by pathogens are called infectious diseases. To make learning hands-on, Adrian made variousย germs, such as viruses, bacteria,ย and parasites from air dry clay.ย 

Donโ€™t be afraid to delve into the good, bad, and sometimes truly ugly world of germs. Microbiologist Jennifer Gardy, who calls herself a disease detective, picks up her microscope to bring expert insight to the microbes that are all around us but are too small to see. Irreverent, playful, and contagious in all the best ways,ย Itโ€™s Catchingย discusses a range of germs and the diseases they cause, from the common cold to food poisoning to the Ebola virus. Young readers will be enticed โ€” and pretty grossed out โ€” while becoming immersed in information about pus, bacteria, DNA, genomes, and more. They will learn how germs have shaped human history and also about the individuals who are working to hunt them down. Additional elements, like trading cardโ€“style profiles of a variety of diseases, a board game, and a detailed index, make this infectious read both useful and entertaining.ย ~ย It’s Catching: The Infectious World of Germs and Microbesย book.

DIY HOME-MADE HAND SANITIZER
See HERE DIY HOME-MADE HAND SANITIZER
WASHING OFF GERMS KIDS STEM EXPERIMENT

HUMAN BODY BLOOD

DSC_0041See here  ๐ŸŽฅ “DIY ๐Ÿ’‰ Blood Model ~ BODY Anatomy Unit Study, Science๐Ÿ”ฌโš—๏ธโš–๏ธ 101 ๐ŸŽฅ 

DSC_0102Children made platelets and red and white blood cells from air clay while referencing to First Human Body Encyclopedia.

DSC_0104We also read The Circulatory System (The True Books) which is a wonderful introduction to the circulatory system; the functions of the heart, arteries and veins; the different types of blood cells.
DSC_0104Finally, DK The Visual Dictionary of the Human Body book revealed a closer look at the inner workings of human blood, allowing us further explore the human body from the inside out! 

DSC_0112See HERE DIY Oobleck Goop Blood ๐Ÿ’‰Human BODY Anatomy Unit Studyย 

DSC_0041ย We also made DIY Red Hydrogels

DSC_0046Simply add food coloring when you add water to hydrate and inflate your hydrogels

DSC_004720 minutes after adding water
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In an hour ~ fully expanded

DSC_0106Adrian then had a blast adding hydrogels to the oobleck

DSC_0108Final touches: platelets are crowding around the red blood cells in case there is a need for clotting and our “soldiers” ~ white blood cells are ready to gobble up the green virus invaders!

 DSC_0109After removing hydrogels, the oobleck solidified once again!

 We had a blast learning about the blood hands-on while exploring science through sensorial play! Stay tuned for more …


ย Tendons DIY

DSC_0015  See here Tendons ๐Ÿ–๐ŸปHuman Hand ๐Ÿ’‰Body Anatomy Unit Study


DENTAL HEALTH Activities for Kids ~ see HERE

Happy vs Sad Tooth

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Food Groups

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Brush Stained Egg STEM

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Inside of The Tooth

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The 5 Basic Tastesย 

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We also explored how our brain and senses work: see here The BODY: 5 Basic ๐Ÿ‘…Tastes

IMG_7686Did you know that much of what we think of as taste is actually ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿปsmell! The back of your nose is linked to your mouth at the throat so that you can smell the food as you chew it. That is why when you have a ๐Ÿค’cold, tiny hairs in your nose get clogged with mucus. This stops them from wafting smell particles deep into your nose and makes it hard to smell or taste things. That is exactly why you cannot “taste” anything when you have a stuffy nose! DSC_0093ย ย See here a Frozen Juice Ice Lips Taste Matching


ย Inside ANIMALs

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Thisย Inside Animals flashcard set (buy here) comes with 16 beautifully printed double-sided photo/x-rays. The images are protected with a special, scratch-resistant coating. The set even comes with two human skeletons to compare and contrast the image of the human to the walrus, giraffe, snake, owl, etc.ย 

DSC_0002These cards can be used on a light table, or with the help of a flashlight, or simply against a window (what we did) to reveal the skeletal system of the animal! ย 

DSC_0002This is an excellent way to introduce your child to animals and anatomy

IMG_7667  For more on Inside Body, see here  ~ Giraffe ~Inside of the BODY Anatomy study.

Stay tuned for more HUMAN BODY UNIT STUDY lessons …


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