We are studying the organ systems of the human body, so I've put together some resources we used.
Creating a model of the circulation system using kids in the class, along with colored plates (for red blood cells, oxygen, and carbon dioxide) is a great way to help kids understand how oxygen gets through the body.Details
Using candy in corn syrup, this activity will introduce your child to each component of blood and give him a fun way to study the properties of blood.
Students will measure their pulse rate and explore how heart rate is affected by various activities.
Make fake blood for life science estimation activities.
Animated heart shows the flow of blood through the chambers of the heart and the arteries.
This "gross" experiment fits perfectly with our blood and guts theme -- analyzing chewed and unchewed crackers to demonstrate the role of saliva in breaking down food.Details
(Also tie this into the activity of the heart)Details
Lung animations and interactives.
Eww - get a picture of how stomach acid dissolves foods using soda and crackers in a ziplock bag.Details