We did a bit on the human body last year. This year we are going to go a little more in depth. I bought Basher: Human Body: A Book With Guts for our spine. I like the Basher books, they are a fun read with cute pictures. I also picked up an activity book called Easy Make and Learn Projects: Human Body.
I went through both books and came up with this lesson (chapters?) list;
Lesson 1: Human Body
Lesson 2: Cells
Lesson 3: The Brain
Lesson 4: Nerves
Lesson 5: Eyes
Lesson 6: Ears
Lesson 7: Nose
Lesson 8: The Exterior
Lesson 9: Bones
Lesson 10: Muscles
Lesson 11: Respiratory System
Lesson 12: The Heart
Lesson 13: Circulation
Lesson 14: The Digestive System
From there I did lots of searching, on Google and our library site to find books and links for us to explore for each subject. Then I added my findings to a chart like this;
and so on.
The links are numbered and organized in my bookmarks like this;
Once the suggested activities, book etc are ticked off on the above chart for a complete lesson I'll give dd1 a sticker to put on this chart;
I know, I know, learning is it's own reward. Still, nothing wrong with a little extra fun.
This is the format I'm using for most of the subjects. There are a few that I'm doing a little differently, math and science for example. We're going quite a bit more formal this year at dd1's request and to do that I need this kind of organization.
I'm looking forward to the fall!