Jitterbug (Prep) isn’t ready to fully participate in our Apologia science yet. He likes to do the projects, but he isn’t listening to the reading or doing any of the notebooking. I’m not planning on him being a part of it until next year (grade one) or even the year after (grade two). But I wanted him to have some science, so this year I’m doing a human body unit with him. Which of course means they all want to do it. 🙂
Kids this age are so interested in how their bodies work, so this is the perfect time to do this with him. Our core resource is this My Body book. I purchased this as a pdf from Currclick, you can also buy a hard copy here from Book Depository. It contains reproducible life-size drawings of organs. You trace the child’s body onto large paper, then paste these organs on to the outline. There’s a short summary of what each organ does. Perfect for lower primary grades.
To go along with our studies I’m using the Let’s Read & Find Out science books on the human body. I purchased these as part of a larger order from Rainbow Resource. They are also available individually from Book Depository. There are two levels. I went through and matched these up to the different organs we’ll talk about. Some don’t quite line up so we’ll read those separately.
For some more fun I remembered I have these e-books from Teacher Express (Scholastic). I bought them during their dollar days sales, so only paid $1 each for these. Click the images to follow the link to their page. Great resources, I went through and lined up the projects we want to do from these with the My Body book.
I’m also keeping my eyes open for some fun hands-on projects to go with these, my human body Pinterest board is here. We’ll also make sure we cover a bit on reproduction and babies since we’ve got one on the way. 😉 I’m hoping to do at least one section (organ) a week, maybe more so that we’ll get it done before our little one arrives in July. I’ll be posting about our activities along the way.