Guest Hollow's Jr. Anatomy Curriculum

Guest Hollow's anatomy curriculum

Welcome to Guest Hollow's Jr. Anatomy Curriculum / Human Body Study! Our anatomy curriculum has loads of great books, fun activities, fascinating videos and even online games and free printables scheduled in. It's meaty enough to be a "core" curriculum and perfect for science-loving children with plenty of practical information and a variety of materials to appeal to different learning styles.

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Our anatomy curriculum has 3 different levels that follow the same topics, so you can teach a multitude of ages. Click here to see the pre-K through 2nd grade level. Click here to see the high school level.

Topics for this curriculum:

  • All about the human body
  • Stories about real people & scientists
  • Nutrition
  • Germs and diseases
  • Saying no to alcohol and smoking
  • Keeping safe from inappropriate touch
  • Puberty (optional - with separate books for boys and girls)
  • Survival and what to do in emergencies

Click here to see the order of topics week-by-week.

Activities

There are a variety of experiments and activities this year that make use of many things around your home, with a few exceptions. Dissections are optional. If they aren't in your budget, you can watch videos of dissections online. You can also save some of the more advanced activities for high school. Many activities are very friendly, easy to do, and appropriate for any age, from little kid to adult! Please provide adult supervision for any and all labs & activities.

Materials and resources

I've scheduled in a variety of fascinating books and resources to make this human body curriculum informative, interesting and fun! I've also included some books that are add-ons for advanced or middle school students.

Anatomy curriculum books

Click here to see the book and resources list!

(Image of the brain is shared with permission by Home Science Tools: http://www.hometrainingtools.com/.)

Question: What age is this anatomy curriculum for?

Answer: This curriculum is designed for 3rd through 8th graders. Older (or advanced) children have extra book options that beef things up for their age and/or ability. This curriculum is created to track with our high school anatomy curriculum, as well as an upcoming K-2nd grade schedule, so you can teach multi-ages together, from kindergarten through high school.

Question: Is this science curriculum Christian or secular?

Answer: It's secular with a few Christian resources. Those resources are obvious (and marked in the resource list), so non-Christian families can easily skip them. You will need to preview materials to make sure they are appropriate for your family.

Question: If I buy all of those books, I'll spend a fortune! How can I afford this?

Answer: Borrow as many books as you can from the library. If you want to order them all, the cost will be similar to any other core or literature type curriculum, such as Sonlight, except you won't have to shell out tons of money for an instructor's guide! Please consider ordering through our links, as we get a small commission via Amazon. Your purchases through our links help our site stay up!

Most of the scheduled activities use inexpensive materials found in your home. Please refer to the supply list. Activities that don't are optional. You can use videos and images online, instead. Also, most of the videos in the schedule can be found for free online, even the ones in the resources list. Do a search online and see if they are!

Question: What is so special about Guest Hollow's curriculum vs. something else?

Answer: I LOVE science. I've always wanted my kids to love science too. I've worked hard to create a science curriculum with plenty of options that make it flexible, fascinating, and fun! When I design curricula, I design it to be something *I* would love to learn and base my choices off of 20+ years of teaching my own children, including a previously reluctant reader. I've scoured through hundreds of books to find interesting stories and entertaining resources that bring learning to life and that will help kids retain what they are learning and to encourage them to WANT to learn.

I also don't like how science often takes a backseat in the homeschool world. Core curricula is usually centered around history, which is fine, but what's do you do for a kid who wants something centered around science? There just aren't many choices. You can get a thin textbook and use that, or you can pick through some of the anemic literature-based science curricula that just doesn't fill up a science-loving kid's heart. That's why I started creating science curricula that is meaty enough to be used as a core curriculum. Kids interact with science on a daily basis. Why not make it an important part of the school day?

Question: How does your curriculum schedule differ from traditional style instructor's guides?

Answer: I've scheduled in books, videos, printables, activities, etc. but I have NOT provided comprehension questions, tests, or anything else. Take a look at the free sample weeks by scrolling down below.

I sometimes shelled out big bucks for instructor's guides and usually only ended up using the schedule portion. Sometimes, in my opinion, less is more.

Question: Do I have to have my student do everything in the schedule, even when you have 5 videos to watch in one week?

Answer: I've scheduled in lots of videos as well as free printables and things like online games. Consider them a buffet of activities. If you are behind due to illness or another reason, it's easy to get back up to speed. Just pare down the schedule activities, and you're all set! Do you have another resource you'd rather use? Just plug it into the schedule and use it instead. The printable schedule is editable, so you can take out and add things as you desire.

Don't let the schedule rule you!

Always remember that YOU are in charge, not the schedule. Guest Hollow schedules are adaptable and flexible. There are some "light" weeks where you can play catch-up and heavier weeks with lots of OPTIONS, not commands, lol.

At the beginning of the year:
  • Set up a notebook (3-ring binder or similar) to store all your science papers for the year. You may want to take pictures of your kids doing the activities, print them out, and put them in the notebook.

Below are some printables to use for some of the labs and activities. Print them out as needed.

Dissection lab printable

Dissection lab printable


Use this printable to write-up and illustrate your dissection labs.
Remember that for this age, dissections are optional. You might want to wait until high school. Remember to supervise all activities!!

Science experiment printable


This 2 page printable is for generic science experiments. There is room for drawing and prompts for a hypothesis, materials used, procedure, observations and conclusion. There are also two small follow up questions with yes/no bubbles at the end.

 

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I do NOT make any guarantees about this curriculum. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. 

Thanks also to each and every one of you who has emailed me to say thanks or to let me know how my "stuff" has worked for your family. Your emails are a huge encouragement.

Click here to purchase a curriculum schedule in my store.

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The following is not guaranteed and is only provided as a courtesy. It may become unavailable at any time:

When you purchase a printable schedule, you also get access to a password protected ONLINE schedule for those of you who’d like a more visual schedule with links a student or parent can click on directly from a computer or a tablet.

  • Free updates & additions to the online schedule may be added occasionally! You do not need to repurchase anything to access these changes, as long as the online version of the schedule is provided. That means that even if your printable schedule is out of date, the online schedule will always be the newest version of the curriculum.

Click on the linked (yellow) weeks below for a free sample! Please note that the printable schedule is formated for printing and does not contain book cover pictures, etc. like the online schedule, so as to save ink!

Order of topics:

Week 1

Cells

Week 2

DNA & Genes

Week 3

DNA & Genes

Week 4

Skeletal System

Week 5

Skeletal System

Week 6

Muscular System

Week 7

Muscular System

Week 8

Brain and Nervous System

Week 9

Brain and Nervous System

Week 10

Eyes, The Sense of Sight

Week 11

Eyes, The Sense of Sight

Week 12

Ears, Hearing, More About Senses

Week 13

Ears, Hearing, More About Senses

Week 14

Heart (Cardiovascular System)

Week 15

Blood (Hematologic System)

Week 16

Respiratory System

Week 17

Digestive System

Week 18

Digestive System

Week 19

Nutrition

Week 20

Nutrition

Week 21

Nutrition

Week 22

Nutrition & Urinary System

Week 23

Endocrine System

Week 24

Skin, Nails & the Sense of Touch

Week 25

Germs

Week 26

Germs

Week 27

Diseases and Parasites

Week 28

Diseases and Parasites

Week 29

Immune System

Week 30

Drugs

Week 31

Growth and Reproduction

Week 32

Growth and Reproduction

Week 33

Growth and Reproduction

Week 34

Survival & What to do in Emergencies

Week 35

Survival & What to do in Emergencies

 

 

 

 

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