Fifth grade is beginning their study of the human body. The children will discover how our body is organized into tissues, organs, and systems. Then we will delve into the roles of each system and the organs that comprise them. In my research, I discovered these two apps that we will add to our iPads to enrich our understanding of our amazing bodies.
I love sharing new resources with my blog family. While browsing Barnes and Noble, I recently saw this series of non-fiction books. There is a large selection of books available in the series and they can be purchased for your Kindle. This series is recommended for children ages four through eight years old.
Fifth grade learned how to peel off a small sample of onion skin with forceps and how to dye the skin with iodine to see the cells with greater clarity. We observed the specimen with our microscopes and Lukas captured this picture with his iPad. We also looked at prepared slides. The second picture is frog blood.
First grade continued their study of matter. We did several experiments with gas (air) and liquid (water). Two of them follow:
We placed a tissue in the top of a cup. Then we plunged the cup straight down into a tub of water. After we lifted the cup straight up, we discovered the tissue was still dry! What kept the tissue dry?
We placed a note card over the top of a glass of water. We flipped the cup over, but the water didn’t fall out and the paper stayed in place. Wow, air pressure is strong!