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Blood and Guts – Kidney Dissection

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Schooled in Love:  Kidney Dissection Day!

One of the (many!) things my classroom o’ homeschooled kids looks forward to is dissection day!  Yes, it’s gross.  Yes, it smells.  Yes, it feels pretty dang nasty, but just as soon as we’re done with one, someone invariably asks, “When’s our next dissection, Mrs. Darby???”  It brings tears of pride to my eyes.

This is our kidney dissection.  We used cow kidneys, and they stink of urine and blood REALLY heavily.  You could taste it!  Yes, I just went there…  Also, they are VERY hard to slice vertically.  Kidneys are TOUGH!  If I revisit this class, I’ll have the butcher slice them in half for me.

Aside from showing their parents that we do this cool stuff in class, AND that these pictures are great record-keepers of the fact that we DO school with our homeschool kids, I get all these pictures printed up, and they put them in their lapbooks, so if they ever go back and show someone what they did in school, they’ll have a way to recapture those memories.  🙂

These particular pictures will go in their Renal System section.

Anyway, here are the action shots!

 

 

Blood and Guts – Lapbook, Lesson 4B

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A.K.A. the Renal System.

Because Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology attaches the renal system to the end of the digestive system in Lesson 4, there isn’t much on it.  We didn’t spend too much time on it, but I wanted it to be a separate part in our Monster Lapbooks, because I feel it should be its own section.

The models came from Scholastic’s The Body Book, by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. WynneIt’s not shown, but the students used a black marker to label the renal system.

The foldable came from Knowledge Box Central.

I put together the pictures because the kids were fascinated with kidney stones.  You can download them here:  L4B – Renal System – pictures

The only thing left to add will be the pictures of our kidney dissection!

Here are the pictures of our renal system lapbook section.  It’ll be glued right next to the digestive system.

Here is the layout for our renal system.  The urine color card flips up.

Here is the layout for our renal system. The urine color card flips up.

 

Here, the urine color card is up, so you can see the renal system model.

Here, the urine color card is up, so you can see the renal system model.

 

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 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.

 

Blood and Guts – Lapbook, Lesson 4

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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.

Experiment Cards:

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.)

Supplemental Foldables:

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

Pictures:

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.