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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!

Blood and Guts – Lapbook: Lesson 1

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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.

L1 Test

L1 Test – Answer Key

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:

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:  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.