Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Finally Finished Our Internal Organ T-Shirt

Boogs and I have been spending Wednesday afternoons with friends working on an internal organ study. I found the idea on Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational's blog. Our kiddos have really enjoyed working on their shirts, learning about their organs, filling out their booklets, and hanging out with each other. We finished the t-shirts last week and made our brains today. We made brain hats with sentence strips, cotton balls, and pink paint. We also made a clay model and discussed the 6 parts of the brain and their functions. The clay model idea came from the Science Sparks website. Boogs loved working with the clay.
Working on their booklets.

Molding the clay.

Using the model from Science Sparks to make the brain.

E completed his with help from his big sis.

Boogs finished his brain. 

B completed her clay model.

Making brain hats

They were so proud.

We discussed the parts of the brain. Then I labeled them.
We discussed how important it is to protect your brain by wearing a helmet for biking, skateboarding, and riding a scooter. How to protect your brain by not diving into pools of water that you don't know the depth. We also discussed how exercising and eating well help your brain stay healthy. Next week, we are going to wrap up our organ study with a "Brain-based Obstacle Course". (Click here to see the obstacle course.)

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  1. Oooh...brain hats! I love this whole post, but I have never seen brain hats cool! Thanks for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday!

  2. What great lessons and so fun! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share with us again this week!

  3. This is so cool. Way to go linking some safety tips in too!! Thanks for sharing at AfterSchool.