We spent a couple days learning about the brain and Nervous System for science last week.
I purchase Blood an Guts and the Dover Human body coloring pages, used on Amazon for $7! They have been a great resource for our Human Body Unit. The coloring book has a bunch of great color by number pages to color, the kids will be making their own Human Body coloring book with some of the pages, I would not use the coloring book for younger kiddos as the pictures are quite detailed pictures. We also are working on a Human Body Lapbook which was found at Homeschool Share for free.
We started our unit by making brain hats, the boys had a lot of fun doing and wearing them, Serena said mom I don't have to wear this all day do I? hehe. She was able to learn from it so that was good enough for me. HERE is the link to the site we printed off the templates from.
We have added a model of the brain to our science shelves, I purchased it from Amazon on sale during Christmas time for very cheap. One side has the names of all the parts of the brain, and the other side is lettered to match the book that comes with it. We used the model to label and discuss each of the parts of the brain.
We also added a booklet of brain facts and our cover to our Human Body lapbook. We discussed how to tell if you are a left or right brain thinker which lead us to find out that Cody is actually a "middle" brained thinker, we also read THIS article about why people get ice cream headaches.
I have a bunch of Human Body links on my new Pinterest account
This site has a huge list of information, it even contains some of the myths we believe about the human brain.
Here is a great site for kids. Learn about the different parts of the brain and how they work in the body. They also have free printables to label, interactive games, and lots of fun facts about the brain. This is a great resource for not only the brain but the whole human body.
Here you can find out just how powerful the brain really is.
Here is a site that teaches kids about the effects of drugs on the brain
Edhelper has a large selection on Nervous System readers and printables
Enchanted learning has a picture dictionary that can be printed off in different languages, and has been a help for Serena learning French.
Scholastic has the test to see if you are a left/right/middle brained thinker, and explains how each thinker learns best
Labels: Human Body, Lapbooks, Science