This ever popular game teaches the names, locations, and functions of body parts, a fabulous way to learn human anatomy! Game includes 4 game boards, each with a body outline plus reusable vinyl stickers to be placed on the body. You also receive 2 different sets of cards, one with just names of body parts for younger children, and one deck listing body part functions as well (no reproductive parts). Four increasingly difficult levels of play. Ages 6-12, but fun for all ages.
Detailed descriptions of the human body systems in black-and-white drawings and text make this an inexpensive course in human anatomy. You can color in the route of the blood through the circulatory system, as it changes from oxygenated to "dirty" blood, for example. Although it is entitled "coloring book," this is an excellent workbook too. Paperback, black-and white-drawings on quality paper, 43 pages.
Why read cereal boxes?. . . when you could be learning the planets, the periodic table, the systems of the human body or the states and their capitals? These colorful, wipe-off placemats are a favorite. Since it seems that my children spend most of their time eating, perhaps this is the right place for study! Standard placemat size: 12" x 18". Placemats feature full color front; the reverse side is the same picture outlined in black and white so your child can color or write in the information on the write-on, wipe-off surface.
You would expect to pay $20 for an anatomy book of this quality. 31 large format, expertly rendered, full-color pages are detailed and exceptionally clear and accurate. Text is easy-to-follow and understand by children but is thorough and precise enough for an adult. This book provides an excellent overview of human anatomy. You need travel no further than looking at your own hand to see the wonders of the universe! Paperback, 35 pages, ages 10 and up.
I have used this book often in my own homeschool—the experiments are great! After a discussion of the heart, you get to squeeze a tennis ball to feel just how much force the heart uses when it pumps. Then you get to make your own simple stethoscope out of a plastic bottle. Text is friendly and funny and the projects are easy and practical. This book's drawbacks are a few naked drawings and the author's belief in evolution. Dissections (of animal organs from your local butcher) are directed for those of you non-queasy folk. Fourteen chapters cover the skin, heart, kidneys, teeth, lungs, ears, eyes, brain, and more: a wonderful hands-on unit study of the human body. Paperback, 127 pages, for ages 8 through 14 years, black-and-white illustrations.
Introduce your children to the fun of science with this happy book by bestselling author Janice Van Cleave. Contains 50 simple, fun experiments each in physical science, nature, bugs and human body (200 total experiments). Each easy experiment includes drawings, a list of easy around-the-house materials and simple instructions. Find out why your hair doesn't hurt when it gets cut, why your fingertips have ridges, why you can see your breath when it is cold, and more. A good science curriculum for young ones! Paperback, 211 pages, for children 4 to 7 years old.
Here's a very good place to start for young one's learning about the human body. This picture book asks 80 questions and includes a simple scientifically correct answer. What makes blood red? What are hiccups? Why do you need two ears? Great drawings show you the inside and outside of the human body in detail. Paperback, 48 pages.
Would you like to take a look at vocal chords? Would you like to see the longest fingernails on record!? Real photos and drawings teach fascinating facts about our marvelous human body! Covers cells, brain, DNA, muscles, bones, circulation, breathing, digestion, and more—use this for a thorough semester study of the human body. Experiments and activities show you how to take your pulse, test your reaction time, fool your brain with optical illusions and more. Paperback, 112 pages, ages 9-12 years.
Mysteries of the human body are fun to learn about with this amazing coloring book featuring the muscular, skeletal, nervous, digestive, respiratory, and immune systems. Captions explain how we eat and breathe, move our bones, pump blood and much more. Paperback, 30 pages on quality thick paper suitable for markers, colored pencils or crayons. Great for human body studies for ages 6 to 10 years.
Apologia Human Anatomy and Physiology (Grades K-6) 18% Off
Apologia's "Exploring Creation Series" is the #1 science curriculum for homeschoolers! I think it is the very best way to teach a family all at once, since it covers ages K-6th grade. Instead of trying to do a "cover everything" approach, Apologia textbooks are very specific to one field of science, such as Botany, Zoology, Astronomy, etc. which is not what we are used to for young children, but oh, it works so well! We can really delve into the subject! One textbook is to be used as a year-long family unit study which I really appreciate, as it is so much easier to teach all the kids the same topic, and do the experiments together.
The chapters are fun to read aloud together, as the tone is conversational, like "let's all learn together!" There are hands-on activities, and experiments at the end of each chapter that we had a good time doing, plus they didn't use any odd ingredients so I could really pull them together quickly—I love that! Each student develops their own science notebook that contains their writing "narrations" of the things they have learned along with their illustrations, vocabulary words, projects, etc. This really works and is fun! My kids were excited about the cool science notebooks they were involved making.
One of the things I really love about Apologia science books is that I don't have to always be running interference, and trying to explain our faith in a God who created the universe. That seems to be a dominant problem when using secular science resources. When teaching astronomy, I am always faced with the Big Bang theory, the "trillions of years old" stuff, and trying to keep faith strong in the face of scientific "proof" that we are all evolved creatures living in an accidental universe. Apologia's Astronomy book is fabulous for giving reasons to support faith in God while teaching scientific truths! One of the interesting facts presented by this book is that Venus spins the opposite direction than the other planets in our solar system. The Big Bang theory says a big explosion set the planets all spinning, whirling out the same direction from a central "bang". If this was so, Venus should also be rotating the same direction. I love learning facts that support Christian doctrines!
These quality hardcover books are full of gorgeous full-color photos and pictures, interesting information. Opportunities for discussion and narration are inserted during the lesson. Experiments and assignments follow with opportunities to add to your notebook. Each book is divided into chapters that I use as our week's science focus. Written on a 4th grade level, so young ones will enjoy hearing it read aloud, and older students can read it themselves (although they still sure enjoy hearing it read aloud in a family setting, where discussions can develop). Information supports the National Standards of Science, but more importantly, supports Christian beliefs. This in-depth approach uses the elements of the Charlotte Mason and classical methods for a wonderful learning experience!
Choose the topic your family is most interested in learning first—that's the fun of it! Then progress to the next topic of interest. Here is the order they were written in, if you have no preference: Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1: Flying Creatures, Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures and finally, Zoology 3: Land Animals and finally Human Body and Physiology. If you are wishing for more, no worries: two books, one on Anatomy and another covering Physics + Chemistry are in the works by this excellent author!
Apologia Human Body Notebooking Journal (Grades K-6)
Wow, just what I needed! These handy notebooking journals contain everything your student will need to fulfill the assignments given in the Apologia Exploring Creation textbooks, keeping all his work nice and neat and cutting out the copying over questions, and assignments. Very handy and motivational for your student too! The Notebooking Journal serves as your child's individual notebook, providing a place for them to complete every assignment, record their experiments and display their work.
Notebooking Journals include:
* A daily schedule for completing the reading, activities and projects, utilizing a two-day per week plan.
* Fascinating Facts Templates for your student to record what they learned with both words and illustrations.
* Templates for completing the Notebooking Assignments.
* Review Questions, which can be answered orally or in writing as a written narration.
* Scripture Copy work, with both print and cursive practice - which is a valuable method for memorizing Scripture, teaching spelling, grammar and writing, as well as handwriting practice.
* Project Pages for the student to keep a record and log of projects they completed.
* Take it Further ideas for additional activities, projects, experiments, books or videos that correlate with the lesson.
* Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books, which the students may wish to create, encouraging them to record facts and information they learned in each lesson. These are then placed on the Miniature Book Paste Page, to display in their notebook.
* Field Trip Sheets to document astronomy-related field trips they enjoyed during their studies.
* A Final Review with fifty questions the students can answer either orally or in writing to show off all they remember and know about astronomy at the end of the course.
Apologia's Exploring Creation Series is the #1 science curriculum for homeschoolers!
Human Body covers the entire advanced placement (AP) curriculum, including both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body's 11 organ systems in details. Includes details on the reproductive system with clear illustrations and descriptions.
Even if you don't feel confident in teaching science to your children, you will find the help you need in these books designed especially for homeschoolers. Written by a former university professor who is Christian, these textbooks are presented in conversational style, as if the author is having a good talk with the reader. Concepts are easy to understand, and good experiments can easily be performed at home. Each course comes as a 2-book set: the hardcover textbook and a paperback solutions/test manual. These are the bestselling science books among homeschoolers!
Companion CD available. Each course has 12-16 modules, which can be paced for 2 weeks each, for a complete school year's study. The curriculum is backed by free question/answer support in case you need tutoring. The Companion CD has narrations, video segments, and animations to enrich the textbook course.