This is a little late posting but I think I am going to share activities and links after we complete each lesson in our text Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology (Young Explorer Series). Some activities and links are from the textbook and others are ones I have made up or discovered on my own or has been contributed from elsewhere. Credit will be given when I know the source.
Lesson 1 covers the introduction to the course, a brief history of how Ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks , Romans and some European scientists contributed to the study of the human body; and then we start with cells.
- Experiment from textbook on methods of preservation (like how Ancient Egyptians mummified remains)
- Draw and label parts of a cell
- Build an edible cell
- Draw outline of body on butcher block paper so we can add organs and systems as we learn them.
- Videos to watch
- tour of inside of cell (this one is a little longer and great for older students, covers different types of cells and introduces some new vocabulary that we didn’t cover)
- animated 3D tour of cell (this one covered almost exactly what we covered in the textbook and much shorter video)
- This is a very cute video for younger kids that show first how cells make up your body then goes inside the cell.
- Here’s a rap that sings about parts and functions of plant and animal cells
- Personally, I prefer this song. The song first covers animal cells then goes onto plant cells.
There’s even links to online quizzes about animal and plant cells’ parts and functions.
- This is a DNA matching game. It would be good for much older students as the textbook did not go in depth on DNA.
- The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (Dover Children’s Classics) – By G.A. Henty (covers preservation techniques used by Ancient Egyptians)
We have a variety of books on the Human Body but for this time, I only wanted to share a book that only pertained to Lesson 1.
Hope you enjoyed this and if you have any links you would like to share, please comment!!