A few years ago, we created a human anatomy unit study. The materials of the unit study focused on the interconnectivity of human body systems, but while eight systems were explored in detail, three systems were only mentioned. Those were the reproductive system, the immune system, and the endocrine system. The original unit study was geared towards lower elementary students, and those three systems are considerably more complicated than the rest, and seemed best left for later. We have since created this additional unit study that focuses on those three systems exclusively.
If you think that your students are ready for some challenge, you can get this unit study right away and incorporate it with the original one effortlessly—the formatting is all the same. Following this hands-on anatomy unit study, children get to build life-size anatomy models of themselves, play with anatomy dress-up dolls, complete anatomy puzzles, build organs from play-dough, colour, draw, write, and play games! This anatomy bundle is full of creative activities for young scientists.
We recommend the original anatomy unit study for children who are 5 years of age and older, and this additional unit study for children who are 8 years of age and older.
All told, the bundle has 86 PDF pages that children will cut, colour, assemble or draw on! It includes:
- Colourful information cards: The cards include descriptions of four body systems – immune system, endocrine system, female reproductive system, and male reproductive system. Please, note that while the descriptions are kid-friendly and not explicit, any study of human reproductive systems will touch on mature subjects.
- Life-size printable organs: Build anatomy paper models the size of a child! The set adds life-size organs for building the immune system, the endocrine system, and the reproductive systems (both male and female).
- Anatomy dress-up & magnetic dolls: The printable anatomy dolls make for playful companions to studying anatomy with kids. There are four dolls – two boys and two girls – and if children want to make them even more personalized, they can colour the black-and-white versions which are also available. In this set, the dolls get four new layers that represent the four body systems studied.
- Anatomy colouring pages: The anatomy colouring pages let children combine science with art. They learn anatomy while having fun and giving a personal touch to the anatomy worksheets.
- Anatomy play-dough mats: Like the colouring pages, the play-dough mats inspire a combination of science and art while children build 3D versions of the anatomical systems.
- Anatomy body puzzles: While the paper dolls show the body systems in their entirety, the anatomy puzzles focus on the organs that make up various body systems. With anatomy puzzles, the students can practice fitting different organs into the body systems they belong to and build body systems from scratch.
- Anatomy drawing pages: Simple, but challenging – these pages encourage children to draw their own anatomy models, which makes a good review task!
- Anatomy writing prompts: This set of various anatomy-themed writing prompts is good for review or creative writing.
- Anatomy I-Spy game: The game works with most of the activities in this bundle. You can use it with paper dolls, colouring pages or life-size models.