This week in our study of the Human Body, Brynne moved on to the Nervous System. Our first stop was a Pamela Hill Nettleton book called, Think, Think, Think: Learning About Your Brain.
As part of our discussions about the brain, and the fact that it's the BOSS of the body, we discussed the importance of the spinal cord.
We did a hands on spinal cord project by alternating gummy Life Savers and wagon wheel pasta on a pipe cleaner. We talked about why there was the "squishy" stuff in between the vertebra and how the back can bend and sway because of it.
We completed "The Brynne" by adding the stomach, small intestine and large intestine, from our study last week of the Digestive System (although I just realized I have the large intestine coming out of the stomach, when the small intestine should be) and the brain and spinal cord.
We are now done talking about the parts of the body and will conclude our study of the Human Body with a two-day unit on nutrition and the Food Pyramid.
This has been fun!
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