Our boys have really enjoyed learning about the different parts of the human body. As our bodies are so complex, we took our time and broke the learning up into smaller, more manageable pieces. Here you will find all the information you need to learn about the parts of the human body with our printable human body unit study.
You can download the complete printable Human Body Unit to go with the following activities below.
First, we made a felt doctor’s bag. With this, I created three printables that our boys enjoyed while using their bags.:
This was followed by learning about the parts of the body.
Here we completed many fun activities such as a human body system t-shirt and some paper, almost child-sized models. We also used these fun cards in our studies:
Next, we went onto learning about the Bones, Joints and Muscles.
This was followed by learning about the senses.
We took the time to look at each sense, completing many fun activities to show what each sense is able to do.
Next, we talked about cells and tissues. In this study, we also talked about animal and plant cells and the difference between them. This was a fun, edible topic!
Following this topic, we took some time to study the heart, blood and circulatory system. This was a very interesting topic and the boys enjoyed dissecting an ox heart and lamb’s hearts.
That messy unit was followed by yet another messy one where the boys dissecting a lamb’s liver. Learning about the digestive system and nutrition proved to be very fun indeed.
Next, it was onto the brain and the nervous system. This time the boys dissected a lamb’s brain and did an amazing brain experiment.
We still had quite a few body systems left, so we completed the immune system first. While doing this, we learnt a lot of germs and how they are spread.
The next system we studied was the respiratory system. Here we made a drink bottle lung which was quite exciting, especially when it worked!
Next, we chose to look at the excretory system. We made a kidney out of play dough and dissected a lamb’s kidney as well.
The last system to look at was the reproductive system. We didn’t go into too much depth here, as our boys were still quite young, but we did talk about DNA and made a DNA model.
After finishing off the body systems, we had a look first at the Skin, Hair and Nails, making an edible skin model.
Finally, we looked at dental care. Our boys really enjoyed studying and learning about teeth.
So there you have it!
Our massive human body unit!
To download the Human Body Unit Study to go with all these fun activities, click on the button below: