Hip Homeschooling Learns about the Human Body

Have you ever asked your kids what they want to learn about? Mine told me one day they wanted to learn about the human body. Well kids, that’s perfect, because that happens to be a unit in our Nancy Larson Science curriculum! We have been loving this unit, it is so hands on and fun and hands everything we need to complete our lessons… without me having to search in 10 different places! By far the best part of this unit was the human body skeleton X-Ray’s… getting to see how everything fit together. We did a YouTube video on that lesson, so keep reading to see what a sample lesson with NLS looks like!

Learn about the human body with Nancy Larson Science

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Learn about the human body in a way that kids can understand.

One of my favorite things about Nancy Larson Science is that it is scripted, meaning it is written TO your child’s level. You just read out of the text without having to stop every few minutes to explain a concept. It works really well for multiple age groups, we use our Grade 1 curriculum for 3 different grades (gr. 1, 2, and 3). Human anatomy can be a complicated subject for young learners, however the curriculum does a great job of giving an introduction and overview of how the human body works without overwhelming early elementary students. Our kids loved the book included in our kit, “Your Insides” by Joanna Cole. It is so fun and bright!

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Each unit in the curriculum is separated into a student booklet. We put those together in a binder or folder for each child. This month the topics covered included:

  • Identifying parts of the human body.
  • Identifying the function of parts.
  • Skeletal system.
  • Digestive system.
  • Respiratory system.
  • Circulatory system.
  • Nervous system.
  • How to keep our bodies healthy.
  • And more!

Our grade 1 program included 6 units, and therefore 6 student booklets. To see exactly what was included in our box, CLICK HERE. To learn more about Nancy Larson Science, click on the image below!

Watch a complete sample science lesson here!

 

The Homeschool Scientist Chooses Nancy Larson Science

Marci shared 5 REASONS TO CHOOSE NANCY LARSON SCIENCE

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Choosing the right science curriculum for your children can be the difference between them loving or really disliking science. There is no “one-size-fits-all” curriculum, so homeschool parents have to search and find the right fit for their children.

For our youngest, Nancy Larson Science was the right choice. Take a look at these 5 reasons we chose Nancy Larson Science and see if it might be a good fit for your young scientists.

5 reasons to choose Nancy Larson Science

1. Hands-On

One of the main things I look for in a science curriculum is a quality hands-on aspect. If you are a regular reader, you have heard again and again that science isn’t found in a text book. Science is all around us. It is hands-on. Nancy Larson Science has a hands-on activity for every lesson.

Students get to dig into the science everyday through exploration, experimentation, sketching, and recording results. Those hands-on experiences drive the lesson home.

2. All-Inclusive

How many times have you gotten ready to do a really cool science project with your kids only to find that you are missing some of the supplies necessary or just don’t know where to find something on the supply list? One of the biggest reasons parents do not do hands-on activities and experiments with their kids is that they do not have the right supplies.

Nancy Larson Science fixes that problem. The program comes with the student texts, teacher’s manual, related books, a CD full of resource materials, and a tool kit with nearly all the supplies you’ll need for the entire year of hands-on science! I love when the Nancy Larson box is delivered. I know that everything I need is inside!

3. Teaches study skills

4. Developmentally appropriate

Nancy Larson Science not only teaches reading and study skills that build as the year progresses. NLS teaches in a away that builds on developmental progress, well. Madon Dailey, the homeschool representative for Nancy Larson Science, put together is video that addresses this very well.

5. Open and go

Sunday nights can be long for a homeschool mom trying to prepare lessons for the week. The scripted teacher’s guide and all-inclusive nature of Nancy Larson Science makes it so easy. There is hardly any prep work at all! Just grab a few items from your supply box that are listed in the teacher’s guide and you are ready.

We’ve really enjoyed Nancy Larson Science. If you have any questions about the curriculum, I’d be more than happy to try and answer them for you!

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