Another fascinating history topic was calling us, but I reined us in to start our next homeschool unit study, which is the human body.
We want to not get lopsided with our unit study topics, which is so easy for us to do because of our love for history and geography.
I got excited about this next unit study though because with the older two boys they just wanted to read about the human body and health and move on.
Tiny is always up for as many hands-on activities as we can fit into the day and he doesn’t care if they are too young-ish or old-ish, he’s in.
Did I mention the kid is such a joy to teach?
Homeschool Unit Study Human Body
We started off with an easy hands-on activity. And you know my standard is always minimal fuss with maximum fun when doing hands-on.
So we made an easy diy stethoscope.
We use to have a stethoscope when we were in the states, but not here. Besides, it was more fun to make it quickie quick.
The list is short and easy for what you need and if you’re like me, you already have these items in your house.
- paper towel tube
- masking tape
- watch to count seconds
Place the paper towel tube on top of the funnel, the narrow end.
Be sure to tape it down real good as you don’t want any air to escape or want any gaps.
Then practice finding the heartbeat and count the beats within 15 seconds. Multiply that by four and that is the resting heart beat.
Mr. Awesome 2015 was sick that day, so he was actually a good candidate for Tiny.
Though Mr. Awesome did not feel like exercising, he walked up and back down the stairs one time to elevate his heart beat.
Tiny compared that to the resting heart beat. It was a fun and easy activity to kick off our next unit study.
We have several more fun hands-on activities we are doing for this unit study and the minibook printable coming about the heart.
I think we will enjoy learning about the human body in a more interactive way.
Hugs and love ya,