Remember that all of my notes for this main lesson block can be found in much more detail on my website.
in order to make a molecule of glucose
"Here are all the H's; I'm sorting them out"
- begin by having the girls add what they learned about the Circulatory System to our web, using a new color to distinguish it from their prior knowledge
- explain the Tree of Life, the Linnean system of classification (Kings Play Chess On Fine Grains of Sand), and scientific names
- work together to complete the gorgeous all-wood Tree of Life puzzle from Waseca Biomes (pictured above)
- explain that in every single food chain in the world, an organism conducting photosynthesis is at the bottom
- photosynthesis lesson with H, O, and C cards and a large green silk (pictured above); see more details in my previous blog post
- review chapter 12 "Fresh Water to Drink" from Little House on the Prairie, which both girls had read and vividly remembered
The Respiratory System
- read "Lungs: Airways to the Inside" chapter from Blood and Guts: A Working Guide to Your Own Insides, stopping as follows:
- at the end of page 59, look at page 15 (Pulmonary Circulation) and page 22 (Alveoli) of the Human Anatomy Coloring Book *
- at the top of page 60, do the Percussing activity
- at the bottom of page 61, look at the model lung (pictured above)
- at the top of page 67, do the Nose and Throat Connection activity and talk about how the duck has to cover its bill with its wing when sleeping because it will drown in the rain!
- at the bottom of page 67, talk about the Heimlich maneuver
- at the top of page 68, get out the dulcimer and pluck the strings
- in the middle of page 68, notice that you can't hum if you pinch your nose closed
- at the bottom of page 68, pluck the shortest and the longest string on the dulcimer -- which one sounds more like a man's voice? -- and observe that the longest string makes the deepest sound
- at the bottom of page 69, do the Hold Your Tongue activity
* I highly recommend -- and I am -- ordering a copy of the Human Anatomy Coloring Book for each student. At just $3.99, it's well worth it!
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