There’s no colouring page in the My Body book for cells, just a brief paragraph about them. One of our other resources had a cell mobile which we coloured, but instead of making them into a mobile we glued them to our body outlines. We just placed them around the outside.
We watched The Magic School Bus Goes Cellular. Which, ya know, the kids had seen before (we have the complete series) but we watched it again.
Once upon a time I downloaded the sample of Real Science Odyssey’s Life Science, level one. They have a great Try Before You Buy sample. I tried it but didn’t end up buying it, but there was a lab on cells in the sample. So we used it to examine an egg. We looked at the outside to see that it was porous. We broke it open and identified the yolk, blastodisc, chalaza, etc. and completed the lab sheet.
Later when we read this book, Eggs and Chicks, it had a great illustration of the yolk inside the egg being held in place by the chalaza and cushioned by the yolk. Perfect. I didn’t realise it at the time, Jitterbug brought it to me to read and we found the illustration in the book. (By the way, I love these Usborne Beginners books!)
We also did a colouring page of a cell (from Crayola). They ended up wanting to hang these on their body outlines too. 🙂
And lastly, we were going to make an edible cell from jelly (called Jello in America) and various lollies (candy). We got all the supplies and then one of the kiddos came down with a fever, so no sugar for now. We will come back to it another time. I am assured the kids will remind me, Ladybug especially has brought me the bag of lollies many times to ask if we could make our cells yet. 😉 Next week: Reproductive System. Fun. See here to have a look at the resources we are using.