This week we’re going to explore the body and bodily functions. Today let’s take a look at the activity set, Adventures in Science: The Human Body by Courtney Acampora that helps children learn about our cells, bones, organs, and systems.
Kids looking for something to do for summer? This hands-on activity set contains a 40-page paperback book that introduces children to the human body, a 12-inch tall model skeleton to assemble, a double-sided poster with stickers to apply (bones to one side and organs to the other), plus 20 fact cards to play with.
Learning about the human body is important not just for budding health care professionals, but for everyone’s health and well being.
Let’s take a look at the human skeleton.
The pieces come in a plastic bag, which can be conveniently emptied into the box the set comes in. There is also a plastic stand.
Note: Assembly of the skeleton does require fine motor skills. Younger children might find the stickers easier to use.
The instructions are on page 40 in the book, and consist of a photograph of the pieces with arrows to show how they fit together.
While assembling, you can name the different bones
and mention that the skeleton provides an internal framework that 1. allows for movement (for example, leg bones) and
2. protects organs, like the skull protects the brain.
What better way to learn the human skeleton than assembling a model?
The Human Body is sure to provide hours of learning fun and is something kids will return to again and again.
Related Activity Suggestions:
- Earlier post with activities for exploring cells
- Kids Health has short videos on topics such as How Bones Work (The classic videos are more straightforward).
- Six fun hands-on activities, including folding origami lungs at Tinybop
- The eSkeletons site has a number of resources, including printable life-size skeletons
Age Range: 6 and up
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books; Box Pck St edition (December 12, 2017)
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