Human Anatomy Skeletal System

This past week we have taken an early spring break week, due to a family emergency, which means I have had very little time at all to spend on the computer. I have had time to read your comments but not the time to reply, so I am saying one big thank you to all who have commented. I will work to answer any questions through the week.

After we finished up The Nervous System, we moved onto the human anatomy skeletal system unit.
 We read through the bones section, from Bones and Muscles, and also read about our bones from our Usborne, Your Body book.
For silent reading this week Serena and Dustin read The Hard Stuff! All About Bones. They also did the work pages that went with the story.
An example of one of the pages in the book.
The readers include a glossary at the end so the kids can study the words and meanings!
We added No Bones about it and Types of Bones to our lapbooks. All of our lapbook parts on bones came from Homeschoolshare.
Anthony working on his lapbook page.
To finish off our skeletal studies, we made Skeleton people out of noodles. These are the noodles the kids had to choose from to make their skeleton people. I gave the kids books with pictures of the skeletal system, and also let them take a look at some completed skeletons on pinterest.
Cody is my kiddo who just rushes through everything and his skeleton was no exception! He took noodles and just poured them all over for his ribs instead of taking the time to make them really look like the ribcage 🙂

Ethan got home from school and wanted to make a skeleton to, but just had fun gluing the noodles.
When their skeletons were dried, the kids labeled the major bones. I didn’t manage to get a picture though.

Other Human Anatomy Skeletal System Resources:

  • Discovery Education has some great facts about the Skeletal System
  • Kids Health has a great movie about the Skeletal System geared towards younger kids they also have a free printable of a skeleton to label
  • Neok12 has some skeletal quizzes for 7th-12th graders
  • ABCYa has an interactive online game where kids can label the major bones on a skeleton
  • Enchanted Learning has skeletal System printouts
  • Get Body Smart has all kids of pictures from any angle you can imagine of the skeletal system
  • Inner Body has a very nice interactive skeleton.
  • Cynesplace has a free printable Lapbook on the skeletal system
  • MontessoriWorkJobs has free Skeletal System 3-Part cards and book.

Our Favorite Human Anatomy Resources on Amazon

We have used the following products in our Human Anatomy units above as you will see in the posts, some of them are added products that we have found very useful in follow up units.

  • Some Body Board Game
  • Blood and Guts ~ great teachers guide for your next human anatomy unit
  • Magic School Bus Human Body board game
  • The Body Book ~ from Scholastic to make hands on human anatomy projects

 

 

 

  • Squishy Human Body study kit
  • Muscular System 1000 piece puzzle ~ Great for older kids
  • Human Body layers puzzle ~ Great for younger kids to understand the different layers of the body
  • Human Anatomy Coloring Book ~ Very detailed coloring book great for kids to do while listening to stories!

 

 

  • My first human body book ~ Great learning ideas for younger kids
  • Human Anatomy Models Set ~ Hands on way to learn different anatomy parts
  • Human Body Felt Set ~ Great addition to add to your own DIY Felt Board
  • Human Body Encyclopedia ~ By DK Kids

 

 

Our human body Pinterest board has lots of other great Human Anatomy ideas, stop over and check it out!

Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Human Anatomy / Human Body Unit on Pinterest.
Do you know of some great Human Body resources? I would love to hear about them, leave a comment with a link to your resources for other to see! Don’t have a blog? Just leave your idea in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Human Anatomy Skeletal System

  1. I love your skeleton pasta, what a fun idea! I’ve also pinned this to come back to and check out when we get to anatomy.

    Thanks for linking to Science Sunday!

  2. Beth- Thanks for the compliments and taking the time to stop by! Thanks also for hosting TGIF!

    Trish- Thanks for stopping by and commenting. We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

    Ticia- Thanks for stopping by! I love pinterest for keeping ideas till we need them for school! Thanks for hosting Science Sunday!

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