We have just finished up the 2nd part of our lapbooks: Lesson 2, The Skeletal System for Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology. These things are becoming monstrous! And we’re only on Lesson 2! The original 10 file folders that I had the kids bring in will be used up completely by the 4th lesson, so I’ve already asked the parents to bring in more of them.
I use parts from Knowledge Box Central: Chapters 1-7 can be found here, and Chapters 8-14 can be found here, as well as Scholastic’s The Body Book, by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne. I also make quite a few pieces myself (including the tests and answer keys), of which I’m sharing with you. Hopefully, they will help you on your homeschooling journey, and you won’t have to get up every day at 5:00 am to put things like this together!
The Bone Labeling Game was a HUGE hit – especially when we played it relay-style!
We also did an easy project to show why God made our vertebrae with so many bones. I gave out half of a straw and one pipe cleaner to each student. I told them to thread the straw onto the pipe cleaner and then try to bend the straw. The straw represents our backbone. We wouldn’t be able to bend a vertebral column like that if God had given us one long bone. Instead, He gave us many small bones, so I had the kids take the straw off the pipe cleaner, cut it into smaller pieces, and rethread the pieces. Once again, I asked the students to bend the straw to show how many small bones help us to move, bend, and swivel. They twisted the ends of the pipe cleaner together and added them in their lapbooks.
L2 Lapbook – Three Tiny Bones – This is a supplemental foldable.
L2 Lapbook – Osteo – This is a supplemental foldable.
L2 Lapbook – Ligaments – This is a supplemental foldable.
L2 Lapbook – Cartilage – This is a supplemental foldable.
L2 Lapbook – Bones make… – This is a supplemental foldable.
L2 Lapbook – Bone Diseases – This is a supplemental page (because the kids like interesting medical phenomenon).
L2 Experiment – Brain-Skull Fluid – This is found on page 38. Make sure you wrap tape around the plastic egg seam before dropping it!
L2 Experiment – Rubber Bones – This is found on page 53. It’s also found all over the internet, if you need help.
L2 Experiment – Shock Absorber – This is found on page 43.
L2 Experiment – Synovial Fluid – This is found on page 51.
Here are the test and answer key for Lesson 2. I also had the kids label a blank skeleton (found on page 31 of Apologia’s Anatomy Notebooking Journal for Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology). Could these titles get ANY longer??
And now for the pictures!