The first organ in our human body unit is the brain! We coloured our brain picture from the My Body book and pasted them to our outlines (I forgot to take a picture!). We read our Let’s Read & Find Out science book on the brain, or actually on reflexes but it talked about the brain sending messages through our nerves. Close enough.
Then we coloured our brain hats, which was apparently quite fun.
The kids all modeled them for me…
We also made backbone streamers and nerve necklaces. All of these printables have short summaries and teaching ideas to go with them.
Here’s Ladybug trying to show me all three of hers at once.
Our spines are made up of many small bones (but you knew that, right?). To demonstrate we threaded some yarn through a straw cut into two pieces and looked at how inflexible it was. Then we cut the straw into many small pieces and tried again. Much more flexible, a simple model of how the many bones in our spine help us to bend and move the way we need to.
Next up: the heart! (See here for the resources we are using for this unit.)