Home School Series : Wonders of the Human Body

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Wonders of the Human Body series are immersive journeys inside your own body. Each month discover another topic: digestive system, respiratory system, immune system, musculoskeletal system, and cardiovascular system.

Each series is made of 4 classes exploring in fun and interactive ways different aspects of one body system: how it works, what happens when you're sick, how to stay healthy. All our classes are age-level appropriate and bilingual by request.

 

Registration:

You have two options: you can register for one or more classes independently or you can register for the entire series.

Cost: 

  • $50 for series of 4 classes
  • $15 per class

Date and Time

  • PK-2 grades: classes will take place on Mondays: 1 pm - 2:15 pm, January - November 2019.
  • 3rd-5th grades: classes will take place on Tuesdays 1 pm - 2:15 pm on January -  November 2019.
  • 6th-12th grades: classes will take place on Tuesdays 3 pm - 4:15 pm in January - November 2019 

 

October Series 2019 - THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM  

Listen To Your Tummy! Learn about digestive mysteries.

PK-2nd Grade: Mondays: 7, 14, 21, 28 - 1:00-2:15 pm

3rd-5th Grade: Tuesdays:8, 15, 22, 29 - 1:00-2:15 pm

6th-12th Grade: Tuesdays: 8, 15, 22, 29 - 3:00- 4:15 pm

  • Class 1: Grossology-  What is digestion? Follow the food and learn how the body breaks down food as it is transformed into smaller particles.  You'll also learn how nutrients are delivered to all parts of your body.

  • Class 2: The Sounds of Digestion -  Rumbling in my stomach? What are those gurgling, growling noises I hear inside my body? Learn the ins and outs of your GI tract, take a tour through the giant colon, and perform a lab experiment to better understand digestion.

  • Class 3: Diet, Digestion, and Dissections - Find out about the importance of healthy eating, exercise, and digestion. What is indigestion? Perform an owl pellet dissection and discover what owls eat.

  • Class 4: Digestive System Amusement Park - 
    Put your scientific creativity into action and construct a human scale digestive system.

 

PK-2nd: Register Now

 

 3rd-5th: Register Now

 

 6th-12th: Register Now

 

 

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November Series 2019 - THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Take a Breath and Dive In! Explore the wonders of respiration.

PK-2nd Grade: Mondays - 4, 11, 18, 25 - 1:00 2:15 pm

3rd-5th Grade: Tuesdays - 5, 12, 19, 26 - 1:00 - 2:15 pm

6th - 12th Grade: Tuesdays - 5, 12, 19, 26 - 3:00 - 4:15 pm

  • Class 1: A good pair of lungs! Why did we develop lungs when other animals simply breathe through their skin? Discover and compare how the most surprising respiratory systems evolved. You’ll even learn what your lungs are made of and exactly how they do their job!

  • Class 2: Mouth-breather. Wheezing, Crackling, Sneezing, Hoarseness! Why does that happen when I’m sick? Breathing is the most vital need. Learn how to keep your lungs healthy and quickly react in life-threatening situations.

  • Class 3: Breath-in, Breath-out. Whoosh! It’s time to take a deep breath and relax. Stress and pollution can trigger asthma and allergies. Learn about how air quality impacts the respiratory system.

  • Class 4: Breathtaking lung model. Who will imagine the most realistic lung model of all? Peek inside a real-life synthetic patient and get a glimpse of the human physiology before creating your own model.

 

PK-2nd: Register Now

 

 3rd-5th: Register Now

 

 6th-12th: Register Now

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April Series 2020 – THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Something inside your body, it looks like a cauliflower, controls everything for you, what is it, what is it made of? Voyage into the most mysterious part of the human body!

PK-2nd Grade: Mondays: 6, 13, 20, 27- 1:00-2:15 pm

3rd-5th Grade: Tuesdays: 7, 14, 21, 28- 1:00-2:15 pm

6th-12th Grade: Tuesdays: 7, 14, 21, 28- 3:00-4:15 pm

  • Class 1: Find out about the basic units of the nervous system, how many you may have, what are they and what they do?                                             
  • Class 2: Class 2: How do you remember, what is the memory, why we dream, how your brain works? Let’s make a brain cell!
  • Class 3: The most common ailments of the nervous system and how to do to prevent them?

  • Class 4:  Review the brain facts, observe a sheep brain demonstration, and the real human brain. Make your own brain model take home!

 

PK-2: Register Now

 

3rd-5th: Register Now

 

6th-12th: Register Now

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May Series 2020 - THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM 

Explore the complexity and simplicity of the musculoskeletal system. The incredible facts of the muscles and bones!

PK-2nd Grade: Mondays: 4, 11, 18, 25 - 1:00-2:15 pm

3rd-5th Grade: Tuesdays: 5, 12, 19, 26 - 1:00-2:15 pm

6th-12th Grade: Tuesdays: 5, 12, 19, 26 - 3:00-4:15 pm

  • Class 1: ‘Dem Bones and Muscles” What makes the body move? Do we have more bones or muscles? Are teeth made of bone? Let’s find out!

  • Class 2: The Joint Chiefs of Staff - Bone and muscles at work. Which is the biggest bone and muscle? What Ligaments, tendons, and cartilage do?

  • Class 3: Disease and Dysfunction. Honey, I ‘atrophied’ the kids! Could I develop muscle or bone complications? What is Osteoporosis, osteomalacia, polymyositis, and muscle wasting disease

  • Class 4: A -tendon to the body! Use it or lose it! Get strong and healthy muscles and bones. Let’s make a human scale size skeleton model to take home.                                                                                                                                                                   

PK-2: Register Now  

 

3rd-5th: Register Now

 

6th-12th: Register Now    

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