Here is another free unit study that I put together from free resources online while we were studying the heart this year. The heart is one of our most important and helpful organs. Here are some of our others unit studies if you would like to check them out. ” The Amazing Brain” FREE unit study , The Incredible Eye Please feel free to customize, add to, or omit to meet your children’s learning needs and desires. Happy homeschooling friends!
Above is a link to a sheep heart dissection kit. Down below you can see pictures of our own home dissection.
This is a fun little song to help you remember some of the major anatomical structures of the heart as well as their functions.
https://slideplayer.com/slide/6943455 This is a wonderful slideshow with some great information and graphics on the heart.
https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/labelling_interactives/1-label-the-heart This site offers an interactive heart labeling game.
https://www.free-anatomy-quiz.com/heartQs1.html Quiz yourself to see what you’ve learned so far!
Another fun song to learn how blood flows through the heart and throughout the rest of the body.
https://allinonehomeschool.com/science-year-1/ Scroll down to day #21 The Circulatory System. Click on the daily links from Day #21 to Day #29. These are some wonderful free resources!(This is the homeschooling curriculum that we generally use during our homeschooling. We love all things Easy Peasy!)
Be sure to print off any worksheets, take pictures or any completed activities, and record any books or articles you might read to add to your homeschool portfolio. (If your state allows this as an assessment option.)
One of the things that we studied this year in Biology was the eye. The eye is an amazing sense organ that is reactive to light and pressure. Did you know that the eye muscles are the fastest muscles in the body or that the lifespan of your eyelashes is only about 5 weeks? This unit study can be used for various ages. Listed below are just a few various links to different free activities that I have found on the internet along with photos of the cow eye dissection that we performed this year. Feel free to contour the unit study to your family’s learning needs and desires. Happy Homeschooling friends!
https://www.lenstore.co.uk/eyecare/101-amazing-eye-facts This is a list of interesting facts you might not have known about the eye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vN1UfMn2GA Here’s a fun song to help learn the anatomy and physiology of the eye
http://frogpondfarmdrafts.com/anatomy-of-eye-labeled/free-and-printable-eye-diagram-for-anatomy-of-eye-labeled/ A free anatomy printable of the eye
https://layers-of-learning.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Eye-worksheet.pdf Anatomy fill-in worksheet. The answers are also located on this site.
https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/cow-eye-dissection-kit/?gclid=CjwKCAjw5dnmBRACEiwAmMYGObmvaCBdHyHt7a9jq4M_1YY4TMvtuelK3r8WrRrVNsz_h5k1M5LJdxoCjY4QAvD_BwE This is a link to a cow eye dissection kit. Below are some photos of our cow eye dissection this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mNs_TcUyHc You can watch a cow eye dissection here.
https://allinonehomeschool.com/science-year-1/ Scroll down the page until you reach Day #46 SENSES. Complete the reading, activities, and games via the links listed on days #46, #47, and #48. This is broken up into activities for lower grade levels (L) and middle grade levels (M). (This is the site we primarily use for our homeschooling. We love all things Easy Peasy!)
These are some interactive matching games to help reinforce the anatomy of the eye.
Be sure to take pictures of your activities, crafts, and projects, and list any books you might reference during your study. Print off your papers and stick them inside your homeschool portfolio. (If your state allows for this assessment option)
Hey there friends! I’m so glad you stopped by! I have pieced together a unit study with several different free resources that I have found on the internet…yes, you heard that correctly…FREE!
I used this unit study with my children who range in age from 1 to 11 and we had so much fun learning about the brain! One of the great things about unit studies…you can teach all of your children at the same time. I have a lot of children , so I use them quite often. You can add in certain things to personalize learning styles or add more age appropriate activities. You can make it your own and just do what works for you! You may choose to do all of it, or just pick and choose things that are a good fit for you and your family.
Now, go and have some learning fun!
** I do not take credit for any of the links or resources listed below. I have scoured the internet to find resources created by other people who have so graciously shared their ideas and then I compiled them into a unit study that I created for personal use with my own children.**
Coloring and Labeling Pages
Text and Worksheets
We also did a sheep brain dissection. You can find these for relatively cheap on Amazon. Yeah, it was kind of gross, but really educational! If you don’t want to buy a kit or have a squeamish tummy, you can find sheep brain dissection videos on YouTube.