Saturday, June 30, 2018

Human Body Camp Day 7

Some quick notes and resources for our seventh day's topic, which was The Skeletal System and The Muscular System.

Remember that all of my notes for this main lesson block can be found in much more detail on my website.

We began by looking at the life-size illustration of the eye of the Giant Squid in Actual Size and then reading Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World. These books (and many other wonderful titles) are both by Steve Jenkins.

The Skeletal System

The Muscular System

Note #1: The Return of the Cicadas video on Vimeo is a fascinating look at the cicada life cycle. It's one of my favorite videos.

Note #2: I would have bought these but I didn't discover they existed until I was making this blog post. There's a set of very cool Fixed Bone X-Rays!!! Ordering them now...

Note #3: You can do this with Nervous System or Skeletal but it's fun to buy a turkey neck from the grocery store and boil it until the meat falls off. You can see how the vertebrae fit together and usually a bit of the spinal cord is still in there. If you don't want to deal with a turkey neck, buy an inexpensive can of bone-in salmon and let the kids find the backbone in it.

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