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We just finished up our human body unit, and had a great time lapbooking about it. There was so much information to cover (we spent a solid two weeks working on this one), and I think the lapbook was great for helping Brody retain what all we were covering, as well as to serve as a reference for looking back on things in the future. Plus, now we have two lapbooks in our nifty storage binder so it’s much more fun to flip through now. ;o)
Without further ado, here is our creation! It mostly adheres to the Core Knowledge curriculum, but I did add a few extra systems beyond what was listed because I felt they were relevant. We covered the body as a whole, and then the following systems: skeletal, muscular, digestive, excretory, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and reproductive (I included this one because there have been lots of questions about the baby I’m currently baking!). Oh, and I definitely must mention our brain hat that we made during the nervous system unit, it currently lives on the dining room table and is often placed on someone’s head when they need a little extra help with a difficult task. :oD
Here is my proud student showing off his creation
Look mom, it’s GIGANTIC!!
and of course little sister had to get in on the fun (she’s never far away when there’s a camera around)
And here is a link to a pdf document of all the printouts I used: human_body_lapbook
Please keep in mind that all of the photos are snagged from the internet or scanned in from our textbook, and the information is from our textbooks and other resource books, so please just use them for personal use and not mass reproduction. Here are a few images showing the layout of our book, but of course you are free to use the minibooks to suit your personal needs. (click to enlarge)
skeletal and muscular systems
digestive and excretory systems
human body, health, and senses
circulatory and respiratory systems
nervous and reproductive systems