We will be finishing up where we left off last year with our study of the human body. I specifically stop unit studies every time when the excitement level drops. I like this approach we love reviewing topics and adding in a little more information each time. This helps with mastery and memorization of concepts without the "drill to kill" side effects.
Last year the kids were really into learning how the brain worked and putting together the brain model that was available for individual work on the shelf. They also learned the parts of the hand and had fun putting together a model of the hand too. This time around I hope that they will take their leaning deeper into the body systems. We briefly touched on this and the kids know the names of the systems. Now, lets's talk about how they operate, get messy with experiments, research your favorite body system, etc.
Since my kids are avid readers I definitely looked into finding some books that they could really inspire some work.
I found this book set at the museum.\
And of course we have to have some models to help explore our Parts of the..... card material.
Along with the other models I am sure we will have a human body museum:)
Now the rest is up to them!!