Blood & Guts. At least, that’s what we’re calling it, because the kids think it’s a cool name. What we’re actually studying is Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology (whew!).
We’re creating this wicked-awesome lapbook in the class, and I just thought I’d take pictures of my example piece as we go, so in case you’ve got a hankering to make one, you won’t have to reinvent the wheel so much.
Before we go on, let me just start off by stating that I have 14 kiddos in my B&G class. *cough* I do have a fabulous helper, Mrs. Sharkey, but 14 is still a LOT when you have stuff to read, assignments, experiments, projects, dissections, and then… the lapbook. The Lord grants me a tiny shred of sanity every time I think about this class, and I think that’s why I keep going. I also keep thinking maybe someday I’ll get a raise. Oh. Wait. I homeschool.
The base of the lapbook is from Knowledge Box Central. (****UPDATE (10/15/2017)**** KBC moved their link. It used to be divided in two purchases, but they’ve combined it into one. Smart move on their part!) Chapters 1-14 can be found here.
I could have stopped there, as it’s a nice lapbook, BUT… I didn’t.
I wanted to add body parts the kids could color, so I used Scholastic’s The Body Book, by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne. Now, THIS book is SO COOL! You’ll see most of the parts as we progress through the year. I could have stopped there, as now we have the makings of an awesome lapbook, BUT… I didn’t.
Now it’s my turn to step up the game. I wanted to emphasize certain sections as well as create extra parts for our experiments and projects, so the .PDF files you’ll see listed below are ones I created to fill in some blanks and make it wicked-awesome. Kind-of like Emeril: Bam! Kick it up a notch!
Please note that most of these lapbook parts I’ve created are with the idea that more than one student are being taught (I have 14 kids, remember!), and I try to conserve paper by having multiple foldables, etc. on one sheet. If you’re only teaching one child, you’ll have extra parts.
Here’s what I have to add to Lesson 1:
L1 Lapbook – Humors – This is a supplemental foldable.
L1 Lapbook – Spontaneous Generation – This is a supplemental foldable.
L1 Lapbook – DNA – This is a supplemental foldable.
L1 Experiment – Mummifying an Apple – This can be found on page 21.
L1 Experiment – How Magnification Works – This can be found on page 26.
L1 Experiment – Choosy Cell – This can be found in Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Anatomy Notebooking Journal, Lesson 1.
We also test in this class, and unfortunately, Apologia doesn’t have a “teacher’s manual” or a “test booklet,” so that just means we homeschoolers have to come up with one on our own in order to supplement our needs. So, below you’ll find the test I created. As an added blessing, there’s an answer key for you as well.
Want to see what the lapbook looks like? I’ll show you Lesson 1. I’ve already started building Lesson 2, and you’ll see a little peek of it. but you’ll have to wait until we’ve finished before I show you that one.
Here are the rest of the lapbook parts available: