Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Get Your Brain Hats On!

Above is a photo of a recent project--a brain hat and some of the books I've been using to begin studying the Human Body. We haven't been doing it regularly because our My Father's World curriculum isn't doing that yet. I am enjoying the study of birds they are doing in because they go through the state bird as we move from state to state. But, we've been so interested in studying the human body that I wanted to delve in. I got three of these books used, one as a gift and one I bought when my nine year old was just about four years old through a book club. What we've found most beneficial is just using several resources. The Usborne book is amazing, graphically speaking. The Human Body Book (project book) is one of my favs of all time. The boys have greatly enjoyed this.
The kewl thing is, is that Rachezz was involved in a study that is doing research for children with absence seizures. They wanted to test children who don't have it and compare. Well, he had an MRI, so when we got a pic of his brain in the mail...we were able to name all the areas even in just the shaded black and white photo. It was so fun!
Here are the two pages that are consumable/reproducible. The boys loved being able to make this brain hat. You can see it more closely on the bottom photo.

1 comment:

Cindy Broaddus said...

Hi there! I just stumbled on your blog after finding it on the Chatting at the sky blog. I am a homeschool mom, too. I've been searching for curriculum for my boys, particularly, my 5th grader. I found MFW last night, and I'm interested in knowing more about their curriculum. Have you been happy with their stuff? What are your pros and cons(if any)? Thanks for any advice you can give!

Cindy B.