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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.  🙂

 

Blood and Guts – Eyeball Dissection

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What kind of teacher would I be if I didn’t let the younglings dissect an eyeball, since we’re on the senses?  A bad one, that’s what.  I can tell you that I wasn’t in there, because under no circumstance is my mental well-being worth anyone dissecting an eyeball.  Just these pictures make me want to crawl out of my skin!  So, I had another teacher take over for me (I took her engineering class), and she rocked it (ahem – as did I, with her class)!

Grody to the MAX (no offence to my student, Max…)!  Although, Max was pretty dang grossed out (along with a couple of others).

 

This is HANDS-DOWN the BEST eye dissection walk-through I found.  I wish they had it for the rest of the body parts we dissected!

 

Here are our pictures, and there are a couple of videos below as well:

 

Of course, all these pictures (and more!) will go in their lapbooks, so they can have wonderful memories of this…

Now for the videos:

 

 

And the UBER-SICK-NASTY one:

 

 

Blood and Guts – Lapbook, Lesson 11

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Yay for the senses!  This is always a fun chapter, no matter what your age.  Our senses are what allow us to experience life, and kids are really curious to know how to use them and explore them.

We’ve been using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology to make this gigantic lapbook, and it looks like we’ll only be able to get through Lesson 12 before school’s out.  Oh well.  Most of the content has been covered, and it gives them a good foundation for the future, when they’re ready for high school biology.

Onward and upward!

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:  Lessons 7 and 8 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

For this section, we used the eye and ear model from Scholastic’s The Body Book, by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne.  We also used the smelling model and the tongue-and-lips model from  Scholastic:  Easy Make & Learn Projects:  The Human Body.  I copied the eyeball diagram from Knowledge Box Central (I think it’s page 39).    I also made up a lot of cards and foldables, and you’re welcome to download them below.

You’ll also notice cards in the lapbook from our “Sensory Extravaganza.”  That was a super-fun day, full of experiments and activities devoted to our senses!

 

L11 Lapbook – Six Senses (draw the 6 symbols on the outside, and tell what they are on the inside)

Sight:

L11 Lapbook – astigmatism-myopia-hyperopia

L11 Lapbook – Conjunctivitis (don’t forget to color the eye as if it were infected!)

L11 Lapbook – Cornea

L11 Lapbook – Fovea

L11 Lapbook – Iris

L11 Lapbook – Otoliths

L11 Lapbook – Pupil

L11 Lapbook – Retina

L11 Lapbook – Sclera

L11 Lapbook – Tears

Smell:

L11 Lapbook – Did the smell go away? (after you’ve been around an aroma for a while, did it go away?)

L11 Lapbook – Olfactory System

L11 Lapbook – Why doesnt everything have a smell?

Taste:

L11 Lapbook – Tongue Jobs (what are the jobs of the tongue?)

L11 Lapbook – Tasting Food (how do we taste?)

Hearing:

L11 Lapbook – Ear Wax

L11 Lapbook – Inner Ear

L11 Lapbook – Middle Ear

L11 Lapbook – Pinna

Balance:

L11 Lapbook – Static and Dynamic Sense of Balance

 

Now for the pictures:

 

 

Blood and Guts – Lapbook, Lesson 10

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Here we go with Lesson 10!  Lesson 10 is about the brain’s different parts.  Hey, what does a vegan zombie eat?  GrrRRraaAaAaaiIIiiiiNNnnnnssss!  Ha!

 

This coincides with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology.  You should really check out the other sections we’ve done.  It’s ridiculous…  And we love it.

 

For this lesson, I made up the following lapbook foldables and cards:

L10 Activity – Neuron Connection (connect all the dots with different colors to show how complex our neuron connections are)

L10 Experiment – Brain Reaction Experiment

L10 Experiment – Hand Eye Coordination

L10 Experiment – Short-Term Memory (let the kids see a bunch of items on a table, and then throw a cover over it to see how much they can remember)

L10 Lapbook – Brain Diagram (color and label the different sections of the brain)

L10 Lapbook – Brain Functions (cut out and glue the different brain functions to the diagram above)

L10 Lapbook – Brain Hemispheres (color the hemispheres differently, and then write what each side controls)

L10 Lapbook – Cerebrospinal Fluid

L10 Lapbook – Gray Matter

L10 Lapbook – Hemispheres

L10 Lapbook – Nerve Map (draw the nerve map from the book)

L10 Lapbook – Reflex Arc Diagram  (draw the reflex arc diagram from the book, and use the finger from Scholastic:  Easy Make & Learn Projects:  The Human Body)

L10 Lapbook – Reflex Arc

L10 Lapbook – Spinal Cord

L10 Lapbook – The Brainstem Controls

L10 Lapbook – Tracts

L10 Lapbook – White Matter

 

And the pictures:

 

 

 

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:  Lessons 7 and 8 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

 

 

Blood and Guts – Lapbook, Lesson 9

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For this section, I used parts from Scholastic:  Easy Make & Learn Projects:  The Human Body, and made up the rest.  If you want to see how far we’ve come, here are the links to the rest of the lessons we’ve done that coincide with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology.  These things are becoming so huge, we’ll need a tub to carry them home!  Maybe I’ll post a video on how they all open, so you can see how nuts it is.

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:  Lessons 7 and 8 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 11 can be found here.

 

There wasn’t a lot to be done, as far as experiments or activities, but we still had fun.  I walked them through how to make a beaded neuron, and that was pretty cool!  The boys especially loved it – go figure.

The best instructions I found for the neuron was here.  You can see our beaded neuron below, in the lapbook pictures.  It took an entire class time to make them, but that’s ok.  They’re really cool!

 

Annnnnnnnnd, now for the parts!

 

L9 Lapbook – Axon a foldable to write about axons

L9 Lapbook – Dendrite a foldable to write about dendrites

L9 Lapbook – Myelin Sheath a foldable to write about myelin sheaths

L9 Lapbook – Brain Stem a foldable to write about the brain stem, also color the brain stem on the picture

L9 Lapbook – Cerebellum a foldable to write about the cerebellum, also color the cerebellum on the picture

L9 Lapbook – Cerebrum a foldable to write about the cerebrum, also color the cerebrum on the picture

L9 Lapbook – Cerebral Cortex a foldable to write about the cerebral cortex

L9 Lapbook – Central Nervous System a foldable to write about the central nervous system

L9 Lapbook – Peripheral Nervous System a foldable to write about the peripheral nervous system

L9 Lapbook – Somatic Autonomic Nervous Systems a foldable to write about the somatic and autonomic nervous systems

L9 Lapbook – Diagram of SNS a card to draw a diagram of the SNS

L9 Lapbook – Cranial Spinal Nerves a foldable to write about the cranial spinal nerves

L9 Lapbook – Interneuron a card to draw a diagram of an interneuron

L9 Lapbook – Neurotransmitters a foldable to write about neurotransmitters

L9 Lapbook – Sensory Motor Neurons a foldable to write about sensory motor neurons

 

Here’s how we arranged them:

 

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 6

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Wait.  Lesson 6?  What happened to Lesson 5?!?!  Lesson 5, in Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology happens to be nutrition, and I decided that, while it is important, we needed to focus on the body parts.  So, we skipped Lesson 5, and (if we have time at the end of the year) we’ll visit it.

Lesson 6 covers the Respiratory System, so don’t forget to breathe.  We’ve already done some fun things, including building a couple of models and an experiment, and our lung dissection is scheduled for next week.

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:  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.

For this section of our Mega-Monster lapbook, I used Scholastic’s The Body Book, by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne, along with some of my own foldables you’ll find below.

L6 Lapbook – 3 parts of the pharynx

L6 Lapbook – Asthma

L6 Lapbook – Bronchi and Bronchioles

L6 Lapbook – Cilia

L6 Lapbook – Cold Virus

L6 Lapbook – Diaphragm

L6 Lapbook – Humidity

L6 Lapbook – Icky Things Our Body Inhales

L6 Lapbook – Mucus

L6 Lapbook – Nasal Cavity Diagram

L6 Lapbook – Nasal Conchae

L6 Lapbook – Nose Hairs

L6 Lapbook – Smoking

L6 Lapbook – Sneeze

L6 Lapbook – The respiratory system includes

L6 Lapbook – Vocal Chords

L6 Picture – Healthy vs Smoker

Here are the pictures:

This is the section as it's first opened.

This is the section as it’s first opened.

 

The middle flap is lifted up.

The middle flap is lifted up.

 

The side is opened to the left.

The side is opened to the left.

 

Here, I've added the inflatable lungs we made in class.  They'll fold up into the lapbook.

Here, I’ve added the inflatable lungs we made in class. They’ll fold up into the lapbook.

 

 

 

 

Blood and Guts – The Lungs

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I decided to make one gigantic post for this one (well, all but the dissection – which is next week!).

I always love, love, love lab day in science.  I really wish we had two hours to do what we need to, but we only have our 45-minute allotment.  Because of the time restriction, we have to h-u-s-t-l-e when we build models and/or do experiments.  It requires the kids to stay focused and act quickly.  Sometimes that can be a little hard, especially if there’s a lot to cover.  Today was one of those days: a lot to cover, and not a lot of time.  The kids (as usual) did wonderfully.

We’re on Lesson 6 (respiratory system) now, because we skipped Lesson 5 (nutrition).  If we have enough time at the end of the year, we’re add that to the end.  Yes, it’s important, but I felt it was more necessary to cover the parts first.

For today’s lab on the lungs, we built two models and did one (very) quick experiment.  In the first model, we built lungs, and in the second model, we showed how the diaphragm is responsible for inflating and deflating the lungs by pulling and pushing them.

Here’s how we built the lungs:

We started out with two candy bags.  You can find these at Walmart or at a craft store where the cake decorating/candy making stuff is.

We started out with two candy bags. You can find these at Walmart or at a craft store where the cake decorating/candy making stuff is.

 

Next, using Sharpies, we drew a whole lung on one bag and the bronchus and alveoli on the other.

Next, using Sharpies, we drew a whole lung on one bag and the bronchus and alveoli on the other.

 

Then we outlined them in black.

Then we outlined them in black.

 

We placed a straw in each bag.

We placed a straw in each bag.

 

Finally, we gathered the tops and tightly taped them around the straws.  We also taped the two straws together to represent the bronchial tubes.

Finally, we gathered the tops of the bags and tightly taped them around the straws. We also taped the two straws together to represent the bronchial tubes.

 

Some fun shots of the kids having a great time inhaling and exhaling to make the bags inflate and deflate:

With our second model, I had the kids pair up.  It was a good exercise in having a “lab partner.”  I found the instructions for this here.  Here are the finished products:

 

And finally, the experiment.  The kids each had a clear cup and were instructed to fill it halfway.  I gave them each a straw, and went to each cup, adding a few drops of Bromothymol Blue, which turned the water a nice, deep, blue color.  They took the straw and gently blew into the water.  They discovered that as they exhale, they breathe out a weak acid, called carbonic acid.  Because Bromothymol Blue is the active ingredient in liquid PH-testing solution, their breath turned the water yellow.  It took about 2-4 minutes for it to happen, but when it did, there were a whole lot of ooh’s and ahh’s.

You can find Bromothymol Blue in pet stores that carry a lot of choices for aquariums.  Most places only sell the PH-testing strips, but you need the solution.

Here are the kids finishing up the experiment:

Next week’s lab:  dissection!  Yay!