Teaching science at home can be challenging. Putting together
a curriculum that is both interesting and does not require extensive
preparation or cost is often difficult. The Evan-Moor series is
a breath of fresh air to home teachers wanting interesting lesson
plans as well as hands-on activities and projects that are already
designed. Using a photocopier and simple items around the home,
anyone can present this human body curriculum to students in grades
The following concepts are taught in this resource book:
body has external and internal parts" will reveal
how this product might be used in your homeschool.
Students begin by brainstorming body parts and
determining whether or not they are internal
or external. Afterwards, they make collages of
people by cutting out eyes, hair, legs, etc.
from magazines. Then students play a game called "where
is it?" by locating various
parts on their own bodies from a list of previously
discussed words. Nicely labeled drawings of the
internal organs make great coloring pages. Students
are encouraged to consider the body's largest
organ: skin. With the use of a magnifying glass,
they can see their small hairs, pores, and fingerprints.
With the completion of each concept, children
are encouraged to fill out a page for their logs
is what I learned about my body today."
I plan to use this resource to teach a group of eight
homeschooled kindergarteners in my church over a few
weeks. This resource wonderfully offers a blend of
the academic, fun, and hands-on activity that I enjoy
teaching. We will round out our lessons with the song "Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" and possibly
a game of "Pin the Organ on the Person." How
fun is that?