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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 – 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 – 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 – The Bowels of Hell

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Let me just start off by stating they do NOT pay me enough for this!  Holy cow this was N-A-S-T-Y.  Do you know when people speak of “The Bowels of Hell?”  This was it.

Our hook-up, Mrs. Ferro, was able to get us a complete GI tract of (we THINK) a pig.  From the back of the throat allllllll the way to the hairy little anus.

For the record, I’m surprised I was able to keep down my breakfast.  I was gagging left and right!  That smell.  THAT SMELL.  I will NEVER forget THAT SMELL.

After our dissection, we had a debriefing.  This gave me a chance to ask the kids what they liked most, and what they liked least about this project.  They all loved the experience (this is something they’d never get to do in regular school, for REALS), and they all pretty much hated the smell.  They all said they’d never forget it!

Next week:  teeth.  Thank you, sweet Jesus.

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: