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Blood and Guts – Complete Lapbook on Video!

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I asked my husband to record me demonstrating the lapbook we’ve been working on all year.  I’ll post the last of it soon.  We’re just trying to get everything packed up from the school, because we lost the building.  No worries, though.  God will lead us someplace even more wonderful than the last, AND a co-op isn’t the building.  It’s the PEOPLE.  We’ll be our awesome selves no matter where we go.  🙂

 

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Blood and Guts – Heart Dissection

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How about another gruesome dissection, starring the 6th/7th grade Blood and Guts class?  Of course!

We started out with two cow hearts.  I love working with cow parts, because if you can only get one or two of them (like us), they’re nice and big enough for everyone to see, experience, and participate.

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Then we started hacking away to find all the interesting heart-parts.  We took turns, because there are always ones who like to cut and get their hands in, and others who would rather be at home watching TV watch.

 

Here are the hearts, wide open:

 

And we even had time to play…

Schooled in Love:  Heart Dissection

Blood and Guts – Lapbook, Lessons 7 and 8

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We have had snow day after snow day after snow day here!  You’re probably wondering what homeschoolers do when there’s snow days.  Well, we sled and shovel, just like everyone else.  Also, remember that we have a large co-op, and we meet in an actual school building.  It really makes us appreciate the on-the-couch-in-pjs days.  However, this year has been a little more than unusual, and we’ve been trying to conduct school on a hot-or-miss basis.  And just in case Old Man Winter hasn’t heard it from the rest of the nation, we’re DONE with it.  Spring, please hurry up.

I decided to combine Lessons 7 and 8, because they work hand-in-hand.  In  Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, Lesson 7 is Life in the Blood, and Lesson 8 is the Cardiovascular System.

Lapbook:  Lesson 1 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 2 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 3 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4B can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 6 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 11 can be found here.

For this section of our World’s Largest Mammoth Lapbooks, I used parts from Knowledge Box Central ( Chapters 1-7 can be found hereChapters 8-14 can be found here), Scholastic’s The Body Book, by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne, Scholastic:  Easy Make & Learn Projects:  The Human Body (it’s downloadable – yes!), and my own foldables, available below.

This section will be attached to the main lapbook, behind the lung section.

L7 Experiment – Iron in Cereal (experiment card)

L7 Lapbook – Adrenaline

L7 Lapbook – Anemia

L7 Lapbook – Arteries Veins Capillaries

L7 Lapbook – Diagram of Diffusion (Draw, color, and label the diagram of diffusion on pg. 122.)

L7 Lapbook – Erythrocytes (What does this word mean, and where does it come from?)

L7 Lapbook – Functions of the Blood

L7 Lapbook – Hemoglobin

L7 Lapbook – oxygenated blood (Color the oxygenated blood cell red, and the deoxygenated blood cell blue.)

L7 Lapbook – Phagocytes

L7 Lapbook – Platelets

L7 Lapbook – What is Blood Made of (When you do the project suggested in the book, draw the red hots, lima bean, etc. in the jar and tell what each one represents on the inside.)

L7 Lapbook – White Blood Cells

L7 Pictures (Pictures you can include in your lapbook.)

L8 Lapbook – 4 chambers

L8 Lapbook – CPR

L8 Lapbook – Heart Attack

L8 Lapbook – Heart Blood Vessels

L8 Lapbook – Interventricular Septum

L8 Lapbook – Miles of Vessels

L8 Lapbook – Myocardium

L8 Lapbook – Pacemaker

L8 Lapbook – Pulmonary Veins

L8 Lapbook – Sedentary Lifestyle (The kids’ favorite foldable so far this year!)

L8 Lapbook – Two Main Veins

L8 Lapbook – Valves

L8 Pictures (Pictures you can include in your lapbook.)

And now for the pictures of how to put it all together:

Blood and Guts – Lungs Dissection

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We just love to get down and dirty with our anatomy class!  We’re finishing up our study on the Respiratory System, and today we got the awesome chance to dissect a couple of cow lungs.

We had two sets, so I divided the class in half to allow the kids more hands-on teamwork.  They really liked this dissections because it was so big, BUT it didn’t have the awful smells of the GI Tract (I’m STILL gagging) and the kidneys.

Here are some pictures of our fun experience:

Here’s an awesome video of us blowing air in a lung to inflate it!

Blood and Guts – Lapbook: Lesson 3

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As we continue through our body-discovery, our lapbooks continue to grow.  And grow.

We just finished up Lesson 3:  The Muscular System, using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Lapbook:  Lesson 1 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 2 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4B can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 6 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lessons 7 and 8 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 11 can be found here.

Here are the parts I added for Lesson 3:

L3 Lapbook – Illustration of tendons and muscles – This is an illustration of muscles and tendons for the kids to color.

L3 Lapbook – Analyzing Beef Brisket – Draw what is seen when looking closely at beef brisket.

L3 Lapbook – Antagonistic Muscles – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Cardiac Muscle – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Drawing of a Muscle – Draw and label the parts of a muscle, found in the book.

L3 Lapbook – Masseter Muscle and Tetanus – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Muscle Tests – This is a place to record the results of doing different muscle tests.  We chose eating a cracker for the smooth muscle, timing our heartbeat for the cardiac muscle, and opening and closing a clothespin for the skeletal muscle tests.

L3 Lapbook – Muscle Weight – This is a card to record how much the student has in muscle weight.

L3 Lapbook – Muscular Diseases and Disorders – This is a supplemental card.

L3 Lapbook – My Biggest Muscle – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Skeletal Muscles – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Tendons – Tendonitis – This is a supplemental foldable.

Here are the test and answer key:

L3 – Test

L3 – Test – Answer Key

 

And here are photos of our lapbook so far:

 

 

Blood and Guts – Moveable Tendon Hand

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Kids sure do like things that move!

We’re studying Lesson 3 Anatomy (Blood and Guts), which is the Muscular System, so we made hands with working tendons and moving fingers.

Yes, these will go into our insanely-growing lapbooks.

To make these, you’ll need the following for each student:

1 sheet of construction paper

5 drinking straws

string

5 pony beads

tape

scissors

 

Before the class, cut the string into 18″-lengths.  I used the unraveling-kind of string, so I had to melt the ends.  Each student will need 5.  Also, cut 2 V-shaped notches in each straw.  Have the students trace their hand, and about 1-inch of arm, past the wrist, onto the construction paper.  Remind them to be careful about keeping the pencil straight up and down, or they’ll end up with super-skinny digits!  Cut out the hands.  Tape the straws to each of the fingers, keeping the notches up.  Clip any excess straw that goes beyond the palm.  Tie a bead to the end of one of a string, and feed it through the straw.  Once all the strings are through, tie all the strings together in a large knot.  Make the fingers move by gently pulling on one string at a time.  To glue this into your lapbook, Put glue on the back of the palm and wrist only.  Do NOT put glue on the fingers, or it won’t work!

 

Blood and Guts – Labook: Lesson 2

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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.

Lapbook:  Lesson 1 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 3 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4B can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 6 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lessons 7 and 8 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 11 can be found here.

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 Dissection – This is a supplemental piece when dissecting the long bone.

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??

L2 Test

L2 Test – Answer Key

And now for the pictures!