Human Body: Review Activities

This post wraps up our human body unit! It has been a fun year of learning about the various systems in our body and how they all work together to keep us alive! What a marvelous creator we have! If you are interested in this course, scroll down to the bottom to enter a giveaway for an Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy & Physiology book, plus either a junior notebooking journal or a regular notebooking journal.

The Immune System:

I was gone for this lesson, so my class got to sit in with the older kids. The older students were testing for bacteria and fungi. Each student got a cotton swab and rubbed it on various surfaces. They noted which surface was swabbed and then rubbed the cotton swab on agar in a petri dish.

My class did this too. They didn’t record anything, but I knew they could handle observing what was going on in the petri dishes.
Yes, lovely isn’t it? One student swabbed the inside of a dog food dish and this is what grew. All the kids brought their petri dishes back after a week and we observed what grew. It was kind of gross but very informative!

Anatomy Review:

I pulled out our human body magnetic board. We reviewed the organs and the names of the bones. This board also comes with flashcards, so we reviewed with those too.

I placed all the organ cards face-down on the table. I also gave each student a print-out of the human body and a tub of Play-doh.

A student would draw a card, name the organ, and then all the students would create that organ out of Play-doh on put it in the correct place on the print-out. I left up the magnetic pieces so they could use that as a reference.

We worked hard this year learning the names of some of the bones in our skeletal system. For this review, I used the flashcards in the same way as above, but all the kids worked together to create a Play-doh skeleton.

I’ve enjoyed documenting and sharing this series with you! If you want to see what we covered this year, check out my Human Body Unit pages.

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  1. Ticia says

    I guess that would be I'd choose land animals, since that's what we're about to do. I have to say the only one I'm no excited by is botany, and that's because I am so unsuccessful in gardening.

  2. Mozer says

    Ticia, I hear you! We do Botany for a 2 weeks – 1 month in the summer. This summer a master gardener is teaching the class for us. We just do a blitz and get the main points covered with lots of hands-on observation and activities.

  3. Caroline says

    I really love so many of those topics, but perhaps first on the list would be Exploring Creation. Or maybe astronomy. Or botany!

  4. Faith says

    Oh, how we would love to study the human body next year! Thank you for sharing all your great ideas and activities with us.

  5. Lindsay says

    If I could pick any book I would probably pick the Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology. I am planning a My Body lesson plan for our science club for next year!

  6. The Zookeeper says

    If I could pick one book it would be Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology. kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  7. Michelle says

    Picking just one other Apologia book is very difficult, I would have to say that the first one would be Botany, second would be Zoology 2.

  8. KT says

    Hello Spell Outloud- I love your blog. My 3 & 5 year olds are precocious. I’ve been writing my own human body unit for them and have loved including some of your activities. Thank you for generously sharing! Besides the Human Body materials, we would love the Apologia Elementary Astronomy text and notebook! This is on our wish list for the fall as our science topic of study. Thanks for the entry opportunity. Hope we win!!!

  9. Janet says

    Hands down, Creation!! My kids love the stars and sky and are at the perfect ages to soak up all the knowledge!!

  10. says

    Just wanted to let you know that I have so much enjoyed following your human body unit. We are going to study it this summer as well an art appreciation…working on styles/artists, etc.

  11. Kathy says

    We have studied astronomy, Zoo 1 and 2, will be doing Zoo 3 next year. Guess I would have to pick her new chemistry one for the younger set.

  12. Jasmine says

    Fantastic ideas for this subject. We are doing this Apologia book next year, so of course that would be on my wish list! We are finishing up Astronomy and loved it!

  13. April says

    TO answer your question, I will be starting Apologia this fall with my 7th grader in General Science. I expect to go through all of them because I am the mother of 2 girls who LOVE science plus 2 more kids who just don’t know they love science. 😉

  14. Cindy B says

    I’ve used the high school courses, but never have used the elementary series. If I were to choose another from the elementary series, it might be astronomy.

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