Here’s our lapbook monster featuring Lesson 4: The Digestive System. In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, they add in the Renal System. We’re going to keep it separate in our lapbooks, even if it’s only a page of information.
I didn’t use too much of Knowledge Box Central’s lapbook foldables this time. In fact, I was really disappointed! It only had one foldable for the entire Digestive System! Because of that, I had to supplement a LOT of pieces. I also found this downloadable (yay!) book from Scholastic: Easy Make & Learn Projects: The Human Body. This is where that giant inside-view of the girl comes from.
We aren’t doing any more standard tests in this class. The cool thing about homeschooling, is that we can add, subtract, and do whatever we need to do to make learning happen.
Lapbook: Lesson 1 can be found here.
Lapbook: Lesson 2 can be found here.
Lapbook: Lesson 3 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’s the stuff I made. Download and use what you wish.
L4 Experiment – Amylase (Instructions for this are found on page 72.)
L4 Experiment – Tooth Enamel (Instructions for this are found on page 71.)
L4 Experiment – Egg Enamel (This is identical to the tooth experiment, and you can see it in a bigger form.)
L4 Experiment – Stomach Simulation (Instructions for this can be found on page 76. You can also see how we did it here.)
L4 Experiment – Food Groups (This is a card to record which foods have starches, fats, etc.)
L4 Lapbook – Appendix
L4 Lapbook – Bolus
L4 Lapbook – Burp
L4 Lapbook – Chyme
L4 Lapbook – Defecation
L4 Lapbook – duodenum-jejenum-ileum
L4 Lapbook – Epiglottis
L4 Lapbook – Flatulence
L4 Lapbook – Gastroesophageal Sphincter
L4 Lapbook – Gastrointestinal Tract L
4 Lapbook – liver-bile-gall bladder
L4 Lapbook – Mechanical vs Chemical
L4 Lapbook – pancreas
L4 Lapbook – Pepsin
L4 Lapbook – Saliva
L4 Lapbook – Three Parts of Large Intestine
L4 Lapbook – villi
L4 Lapbook – Vomit
L4 Lapbook – Why does my Stomach Growl
L4 Pictures – Cross-Sections
Here’s our ever-growing lapbook pictures to see how it’s put together. All the blank areas are for our photos of our projects.
If you want to make Mrs. Darby turn green and almost lose her breakfast, THIS is how to do it. Even just THINKING about this makes me a little light-headed, so this is going to be a short post!
First, I had the kids chew on a saltine cracker. This part didn’t gross me out. It’s See-Food! Didn’t your family ever play this at the table??
Here’s where things turn badly…
I had them put 10 saltine crackers in a Ziploc bag. Then, we added water, closed the bag, and… churned.
Just keep squishing, Andrea!
Ashley looks a little grossed-out.
Sick-nasty stuff there, Isaiah.
I had to open a window, and breath in that crisp, cold, fall air. Breath in, breath out, Mrs. Darby, for the worst has not yet come to pass: the eyeball.
We are now into our 4th lesson: The Digestive System. Now, Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology added the renal system in with it, but I’m choosing to wait until we’ve mastered one before we get to another.
What does this have to do with Magic Poo? Well, the way poo is made is pretty darn magical, and if I could fart sparkles to prove my point, I would. Unfortunately, I’m left with simply helping the kids to visualize and understand, so I made up a fun bulletin board to help.