Thursday, February 11, 2016

Human Physiology PDF

Just finishing compiling all of my notes for the systems of the Human Body: 35 pages in all. These are my planning pages and I hope they are helpful to others. This document certainly has helped me!!!! Gathering experiment supplies at the last minute is the worst feeling.

Download as a PDF from the Waldorf Curriculum website

This is much more comprehensive than the traditional Waldorf 7th / 8th grade block. That's because I based it on Montessori nomenclature, which is more detailed. No matter when (7th, 8th, 9th grade), I definitely recommend breaking this content into two main lesson blocks.

Week One
Monday - story #1 - The Great River
Wednesday - story #2 - The Circulatory System

Week Two
Monday - story #3 - The Nervous System
Wednesday - story #4 - The Eye

Week Three
Monday - story #5 - The Vestibular System
Wednesday - story #6 - The Ear

Week Four
Monday - story #7 - The Endocrine System
Wednesday - story #8 - The Respiratory System / Photosynthesis

Week Five
Monday - story #9 - The Digestive System / The Teeth
Wednesday - story #10 - The Urinary System

Week Six
Monday - story #11 - The Skeletal System
Wednesday - story #12 - The Muscular System

Week Seven
Monday - story #13 - The Integumentary System
Wednesday - story #14 - The Cell

Week Eight
Monday - story #15 - The Immune System / The Lymphatic System
Wednesday - story #16 - The Reproductive System / Genetics

I used Montessori materials which are made by ETC Montessori. The two are sold in a combined package ELCPK-4043 for $100.

Used for Background Information & Hands-On Science Experiments

The Private Eye : "5X" Looking/Thinking by Analogy - A Guide to Developing the Interdisciplinary Mind
by Kerry Ruef

Wall Chart of Human Anatomy : 30 Full-Body Images and Detailed System Charts : 12 Fold-Out Panels
by Thomas McCracken

Wolf-Heidegger: The Color Atlas of Human Anatomy
edited by Dr. Kopf-Maier

Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts
by Linda Allison
(This book is fabulous; we used it as our primary text.)

Easy Genius Science Projects with the Human Body: Great Experiments and Ideas
by Robert Gardner

THE HUMAN BODY: 25 FANTASTIC PROJECTS Illuminate How the Body Works
by Kathleen Reilly

The Book of Think: Or How to Solve a Problem Twice Your Size
by Marilyn Burns

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead
by Rebecca Johnson
(Don't be fooled by the tacky title... this book is an incredible Science text.)

Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas
by Cheryl Bardoe
(She also has a free educator guide on her website, available for download as a PDF.)

Learning About the World Through Modeling: Sculptural Ideas for School and Home
by Arthur Auer

For advanced work with clay:

Creative Pathways: Activities that Strengthen the Child’s Cognitive Forces
by Elizabeth Auer

She, in turn, highly recommends The Portrait in Clay by Peter Bruno as a resource.

Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools: Classes 1-8
by Thomas Wildgruber

For some very interesting parent reading:

The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child
by Thom Hartmann

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