Homeschooling: Science: Healthy Body Book: Lungs

 

I was super-stoked to find Teachers Pay Teachers the other day. Basically, it’s a bunch of teachers sharing their classroom resources for all ages and grades, and you can buy or download PDFs of activities and lessons for every subject. My wishlist is already as long as my arm, but I started with this Health and Nutrition for Little Kids book. There’s no particular order it has to be done in, so we just jumped in. Today we learned about lungs. Here’s what we did.

-Watched this great little TED-Ed video about the basic workings of the lungs. Because it’s not geared to three-year-olds, I paused it quite often the first time through as we breathed in and out slowly, held our breath, and answered any questions Scout Kid had. He watched it through again while he coloured the worksheet.
-Coloured in the lungs worksheet from the Health and Nutrition Book. Scout Kid’s colouring is is a little half-hearted, like, “oh, here, I coloured two little spots, I think that should do it!”but he was enjoying it so whatever.

-Made the accompanying craft: fit two straws into two plastic baggies, secure the tops with elastics, and voila! Lung demo. It’s dead simple but Scout Kid loved seeing them in action. We taped them loosely onto the sheet so they’re handy next time he wants to demo his respiratory system.

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