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If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. ~ Adlai Stevenson

Monday, November 15, 2010

Human anatomy...

My children are fixated on human anatomy, so much so that a friend who had lambs butchered recently saved us a heart for dissection purposes. I decided to put together a unit on anatomy that should take us up to the Christmas break at least!

Books
Basics
Blood and Guts
Eyewitness: Human Anatomy
The Way We Work
Your Skin Weighs More Than Your Brain & Other Freaky Facts
The Wonders Inside the Human Body

Digestion
The Quest to Digest
The Truth About Poop
Gee Whiz! It's All About Pee

Circulatory System
The Circulatory Story
Squirt! The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Blood

Skeleton (and Muscles)
The Bones Book (& Skeleton)
Muscles: Our Muscular System
Bones: Our Skeletal System

Cells
Enjoy Your Cells!
Germ Zappers
Have a Nice DNA!
Gene Machines

Crafts, Etc.
The Body Book: a hands-on craft book, the kids will create a multi-layered human anatomy model out of paper
Human Anatomy Coloring Book
Dissecting a lamb's heart
Magic School Bus: A Journey into the Human Body science kit
A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
Visible Body

Videos
All About the Human Body series
Bill Nye the Science Guy (selected titles, under "Human")

I'll let you know how it goes. Oh, I also reserved The Boys' Body Book for Cyrus, as he is getting older and has more questions! Makes me feel like he's getting too old too fast, but better that he get answers through me (or M) than elsewhere!

1 comment :

  1. This is a super awesome unit you have put together. I love that you have shared your book list with us all. Thank you so much!

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