The next bit being the kidneys, bladder, pancreas, gall bladder, and spleen. I had no extra activities planned for these, so we did them all in one week doing the first two one day and the last three another. We coloured our body parts to hang on our body outlines.
We read A Drop of Blood, a Let’s Read & Find Out science book. I was hoping it would mention the spleen, that’s why I chose it for this section, but no such luck. We still learned a lot about our blood.
Especially interesting since Jitterbug had scraped his knee that morning so we talked about how his scab was forming. He kept relating the blood cells back to one of the Magic School Bus episodes he’d seen.
Next we will be learning about our cells. See here for the resources we are using for our human body unit.