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We are doing a unit on the human body. I saw a blog where the mom had done a life-size model of the child's body, traced on butcher paper, so I'm going to do that as we study each body part


She had some great ideas, like bubble wrap for lungs, crepe paper for intestines, Q-tips for finger/foot bones, white masking tape for bones.


I'm going to do the brain by glueing large uncooked noodles on a brain shape and have my boys paint it gray. Cells, we'll probably just draw an "looking through microscope version" up in the corner of the paper.


Looking for more ideas for interesting ideas for other parts. Thinking stomach must be something to make that more interesting. Eyes, would like those to be more 2-D versus a flat piece of paper.


Have any ideas? Done this yourself? Seen a good website that does this project?

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I've not seen that, but there is a book you can use to create a paper version. (You would need access to a copy machine.)






We have a lot more up on ours now, but this is what it looked like when we started it.



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Never thought of using a shower curtain. Teacher supply stores often carry butcher block paper. One could probably use the backside of a heavy-weight wrapping paper too. Or, even a roll of kraft paper.


I was also gonna suggest the My Body Book. I don't know where to get butcher paper so I am gonna use those el'cheapo $1 shower curtains found at the $ Tree. The book is neat because not only does it have the patterns to print, it tells the function of each organ.

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You should be able to find kraft paper at a large, office supply shop.


When we made our bodies we recycled a couple of those air-filled plastic bags Amazon uses in its packaging; they made nice stomachs. We also colored some body parts from the Scholastic $1 deals e-book Human Body: Easy Make and Learn Projects by Donald Silver. The book has some fun activities and is one of the Scholastic e-books I have really used.

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I've got some stuff in my Pinterest somewhere......back in a sec




OK, I have a couple of things relating to human body


Life Size Human Body Printables: http://pinterest.com/pin/171910910746220065/


Lesson on the Digestive system (hands on and videos): http://teachinginroom6.blogspot.com/2012/04/digestive-system.html


Lung Model: http://pinterest.com/pin/171910910746219931/


esophagus demonstration (using pantyhose etc)/digestive: http://science-mattersblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/body-systems-digestive-system.html


Found a whole bunch on this persons Pinterest as well (Body Organs foldable, Q-tip X-Rays, Lifesize Body Map etc): http://pinterest.com/ticiam/anatomy/


This life size Body is pretty awesome: http://pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/smart-summer-challenge-week-1-life.html


And Lastly, Homeschool Creations did a Life Size Human Body Puzzle: http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2012/08/life-size-human-anatomy-activity-3.html?ref=nf


HTH xx

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