Sunday, August 28, 2011

Science Sunday ~ Dem Bones

This week we continued, or, rather, really began our study of The Human Body.

We started by reading The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole.

This week we concentrated on the bones of the body. We read Dem Bones by Bob Barner. Since I was doing a terrible job singing the song, I pulled up this version on Youtube and Brynne watched it a couple of times.

Then we did a couple of demonstrations. The first was something I copied from Pink and Green Mama. I took two latex gloves and filled them both with flour. In one I put a craft stick down into each finger. When they were completed they were a perfect demonstration of a hand that did not have bones and one that did.

After having some complete fun, we did a couple of visuals about ball joints and synovial fluid.

I also had Brynne attempt various movements without moving her joints. Jumping without the ankle joint ... not happenin'.

We finished our bones study by applying the bones stickers to our Human Body poster provided by The Young Scientists' The Magic School Bus: A Journey into the Human Body .

Then we flipped the poster over, where we have our life-size Brynne, and she added q-tip bones to her philanges.

We are linking up with Science Sunday at Adventures in Mommydom. 

Next week we are moving on to the respiratory system.


  1. I agree, that glove idea is wonderful.

    Thanks for linking up!


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