Here at The Waldock Way, we love unit studies. They provide such a unique way to combine lots different content and activities. Unit studies help us explore how things are connected and dive deeper into subjects our homeschooler is passionate about.
Lately, our daughter Emily has been really passionate about anatomy. She’s fascinated by the human body and how our systems all work together to keep us healthy. Want to explore human anatomy with your homeschoolers too?
I’ve got a homeschool human anatomy study that has everything you need and lots of fun extras too! Keep reading to explore anatomy, human body systems, hands-on activities, our favorite book lists, games, and custom printables too.
Homeschooling Science Through Unit Studies
Homeschooling with unit studies helps kids see the big picture. Unit studies link together multiple subjects and concepts in a way that allows your homeschoolers to make important connections and dive deep into the subject. Because of this, unit studies make it easy to teach real-world lessons and add experiences and field trips that help bring it all to life in new ways.
When I plan our unit studies here at The Waldock Way, I try to focus on subjects that interest Emily and incorporate activities and lessons I know she can sink her teeth into. Focusing on your child’s interests and passions helps keep homeschoolers engaged and increases retention.
I usually try to incorporate at least reading, writing, history, geography, and science into our unit studies. When it comes to science, unit studies provide a great way to build in experiments, research, and lots of hands-on learning fun. This year, Emily has a real interest in anatomy and I’ve decided to capitalize on her curiosity with a fun hands-on human anatomy unit study.
A New Human Anatomy Curriculum That Has Everything You Need
Are your kids fascinated by human anatomy too? There are so many awesome ways to use this unit study in your homeschool. I’ve included everything you need in this fun human anatomy curriculum and I can’t wait to share it with you! Here’s what’s included:
Unit Study Resources
Every one of my unit studies here at The Waldock Way comes with tons of awesome resources! I’ve included books we loved, suggested further reading, suggested games to play, video playlists and and tons of hands-on activities to do with this human anatomy curriculum.
Human Body Sensory Play
Sensory play is perfect for young learners and it’s fun for older kids too. You can use the human body playdough mats included in this human anatomy unit study for sensory play or create your own human anatomy sensory bin with my tips and instructions.
Human Cells and Tissues Activities
The cell is the building block for every system in the human body. You can use the read-aloud selections, printable activities, and worksheets I’ve included in this human anatomy unit study to explore cells with your homeschoolers.
History of Anatomy & Famous Anatomist
It’s not all science. In this human anatomy unit study, your homeschoolers can explore the history of anatomy as a science and organize important events on a printable timeline to help them recall all the facts. Andreas Vesalius is the father of modern anatomy. In this unit study, your homeschoolers can learn more about his important contributions, color a custom print of Vesalius, and more.
Systems of the Human Body
I’ve included short read alouds for you to share with your homeschoolers all about the systems in the human body. Plus, discussion questions to help you check for reading comprehension and start important talks about human anatomy with your kids. There are custom activities, book suggestions, and video lists for every system too.
Healthy Habits Lessons and Printables
Want to explore healthy habits with your kids while learning about the body? I’ve got you covered. I’ve included helpful information about nutrition, hand washing, and getting enough sleep in this human anatomy unit study too.
Word Search, Crossword, and Maze Printables
I’ve added lots of easy printable activities for every system in the human body to this unit study. Crossword and word search printables will help your homeschoolers remember all the new vocabulary they’re learning and practice their spelling skills. Mazes are excellent for helping kids practice problem-solving skills and develop critical thinking too.
Human Body Games
Games are an essential part of our homeschool and no unit study would be complete with them. The games included in the Human Body Unit Study are: Roll a Skeleton, Organ Bingo, Human Body System Memory, and Human Body Trivia. You can play these games with the whole family to help your homeschoolers remember important facts about human anatomy in a fun new way.
Human Body Review Project
Want to dive a little deeper? Explore a human body research project with your homeschoolers. It’s the perfect way to begin teaching your homeschoolers how to build a research project with a little extra help from my printable organizers and ideas.
The Benefits Of Studying The Human Body With The Waldock Way
What’s so great about studying the human body with The Waldock Way? I’ve done all the hard work for you and there’s something for everyone.
There’s Something for Everyone
This human body study is perfect for all ages. Including things like coloring pages and playdough mats for the younger kids and things like crossword puzzles and dissection options for older kids.
There is also something for every kind of learner. Auditory kids will love the media and read alouds about every human body system. Visual learners have tons of custom coloring pages designed just for them and fun activities to help them visualize human body systems in action too. Kinesthetic learners can get hands-on with projects, STEM activities, human body models, and exciting science experiments.
It’s Filled with Hands-On Learning Opportunities
Check out some of these awesome hands-on activities and science experiments you will do with your homeschoolers while learning all about the human body:
- Kidney Filtration Model Project
- Human Brain Model Project
- Hands-On Heart Pump Activity
- Create a Stomach Activity
- Rubber Bones Experiment
- Edible Cell Recipe
- Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
The best part of this Human Anatomy Unit Study is that it’s totally flexible! You can do all or part of this unit study with your homeschoolers as needed. Make this human anatomy curriculum work for you and your homeschoolers.
Just want a few fun activities and lessons about healthy habits? You can just use that section and save the rest for later. It’s easy to deep dive into the entire unit study and make it your science curriculum for months or add in lessons and activities as needed.
Additional Resources For Studying The Human Body In Your Homeschool
In this human anatomy curriculum, you’ll find TONS of resources to explore and enjoy with your homeschoolers. I’ve curated our favorites and shared them with you at the beginning of each section in this unit study. If you still want more, check out these fun additional resources for studying the human body in your homeschool:
- Mammal Organs Dissection Kit
- Fetal Pig Dissection Kit
- Anatomy Slide Set
- MEL Science Medical Subscription Kit
- SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body
Have you been thinking about starting a human body unit study with your homeschooler? If so, don’t miss this awesome opportunity to explore human anatomy from every angle in your homeschool this year. Then, tell me all about your favorite parts in the comments. I can’t wait to see if your kids love these hands-on experiments and printables as much as Emily!