Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
So just how long is our digestive tract? We set out to find out with this activity. We measured out different colors of yarns for each part of the digestive system.
The page you see (above right) was in the Digestive System Pack I made for the kids. I’ll share that with you tomorrow.
After we had all the bits measured and tied together, we went out to the driveway to see just how long it really is!
The kids then spent time, trying to lay all that out on their own body.
I made outlines of the kids bodies on butcher paper (we did this the day before).
Then they carefully laid out the yarn in the appropriate areas:
LD decided he wanted to draw the parts of the digestive tract on his body, though he did it in pencil so it’s a bit difficult to see:
We went over quite a bit of information as we did all these activities. You can see a couple of those pages in the photos above. We read books from the library and then at the end of the unit, went over the information for their notebook pages. I’ll share that pack with you tomorrow.
Related Posts You Might Be Interested In:
- Yesterday’s post which included some hands-on activities about the esophagus, stomach (including making fake vomit! Yuck!), and small intestines.
- Overview of the Human Body Systems which shared the free worksheet (pictured below) and chart I made for the kids.
- Digestive System: It All Starts in the Mouth (Hands on activities, plus these free pages.)
- Choking: An Important Lesson for the Kids (Make your own movable epiglottis)
- Human Body: Skeletal System
- Human Body Unit: Heart and Circulatory System Activities
- Human Body Unit: The Human Hand
- Human Body Unit: The Brain
- Human Body Egg-speriment: Protect that Brain!
- Germ Lapbook
- Germ Experiment: Where do Germs Grow in Your House?
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