19 December 2011

Day 34 / 101 - My Body

Throughout the fall, we've been studying some basic anatomy for our science curriculum.  We've been learning about different systems of the body (respiratory, circulatory, digestive, etc.), and completing some related science experiments and projects.  One resource I enjoyed was My Body by Patricia Carratello.

This book was designed to provide information about the human body.  Parts of the body are explained and illustrated.  Over the course of 6 weeks, we studied the various organs and other body parts along with their functions.  At the end of the 6 weeks, we assembled our own 'life-size bodies', using the illustrations from the book that we colored ourselves.  Unfortunately, the photo above doesn't do justice, because every organ or part is pasted and/or attached in layers, so that you are able to see the other organs underneath.  For instance, the top part of the face can be lowered in order to see the brain, and the liver can be rotated in order to see the right kidney, the stomach, the gall bladder and the pancreas.

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