Human Body (4 Days)
We will begin our week at the library, loading up on all the books on the body that we can find. These will be accessible to look at throughout week.
target age pre-K-3rd grade
Day One: Fearfully and wonderfully made
Trace kids bodies on butcher paper. Trace one extra body to make an “Inside Out Guy” that we’ll work on throughout the week.
Kids may decorate their paper bodies. Have kids write traits about themselves.Talk about how God made each of us “knitted us together”. Introduce Heredity
Make a family tree. Globe study: Talk about Adam and the area of the fertile crescent, how people spread over the earth. Find countries where our progenitors lived.
Discuss DNA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NegABEGTv4
make DNA model using toothpicks and gumdrops
Math Probability- use 2 each of 2 different coloured gumdrops. How many different combinations can we make. Create a chart. Repeat with 3 and 4 different colours
PE:Kids Yoga Cards
Day 2 Teeth and Bones
Get out anatomy books. Look at skeletal system. Let kids glue various shaped pasta to black construction paper to make their own skeleton diagram.
Today we are going to add a skeleton to our “Inside Out Guy” http://www.pinterest.com/pin/269441990180728227/
Send kids outside to collect sticks to use as bones
Song: Ba ba Bones http://www.pinterest.com/pin/521573200565300204/
Do skeletal system worksheet from enchanted learning. Use sticks to make ulna, radias, tibia, fibia, rib cage, phalanges, tarsals. use play doah for joints and Add to” inside out guy” with postal tape
make a spinal column with paper rings and pipe cleaners
play this game http://www.abcya.com/skeletal_system.htm
Math. We are born with over 300 bones! Lets count to 300! Count by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s, 25’s, 50’s, and 100’s.
Health: talk about keeping teeth healthy. Practice flossing and brushing.
Day 3 Body Systems
Watch Magic School Bus Gets eaten. Use milk jug, toilet paper rolls, paper tubes to make a digestive system
Watch Circulation http://www.pinterest.com/pin/222646775298443110/ Make a 4 chambered heart (cardboard). Add yarn veins to “Guy”
Make a lung http://www.lovemyscience.com/balloonlung.html add it to “Guy”
Day four: Senses and Muscles
Watch Magic School Flexes its Muscles (on Netflix)
Lets exercise our muscles! Plan an Olympics.
Lifting heavy objects
Yoga Cards- points for good form
1)see if you can identify hidden objects by touch, taste, smell
2) Listening game: who can correctly identify the most sounds with their eyes closed
3) Play I Spy
Math: Add up everyone’s Olympic scores and award places
make a 5 senses book about things we touch, taste, smell, hear, and see
target age:jr high
We’ll start with some virtual tours of existing murals and a discussion of symbolism
Project: Line a living room wall with butcher paper. Spend the week creating a mural that deals with something important to you and incorporates symbolism.
Optional field trip: Look for murals around town. Really look at them. How does it make you feel? What do you think it means? What resonates with you? What physical attributes do you like/not like?