"'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, February 4, 2009

Skeleton model

Today we began our skeleton models from The Body Book as we read the chapter about bones in Blood and Guts.

I had them complete the axial skeleton only; we'll add on the appendicular skeleton next week. I used all card stock because the digestive and respiratory systems will eventually be added on to them. I cut all these pieces out--this model is not for the beginner cutter.

We also learned about the 4 types of bones (long, short, flat, irregular) and how bones mineralize with calcium and phosphate.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I'm really liking this Body Book of yours. Looking forward to seeing you guys rogress through the rest of it.