"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Skin, first layer

We continued with our study of skin today by completing the first layer of our skin model. Ds#1 read a few pages in Blood and Guts and then we got to work. They each colored n their own subcutaneous (hypodermic) layer complete with fat cells, and parts of vessels, nerves, and glands.

I printed this layer on card stock; to this we will tape two more layers that will fit just above the contour shown. And of course the boys love to ham it up for the photo of their great work!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Hey! Great Coloring. Tell the boys bravo. I remember you saying something about your oldest not enjoying coloring and now your little guy is coloring as well as his brothers.