The Human Body Part 1

Recommended Read-Alouds

Some of the lessons include optional read-aloud storybooks that may be read to the children at any point during the lesson. The lessons include all of the information necessary for the children to learn and understand the unit concepts. The optional read-aloud books are suggested as additional information to complement the unit if you choose.

The books listed can typically be purchased online or found at your local library. A printable list is available within the science unit and a visual list is provided below for your convenience. Click the pictures below to view details or purchase via Amazon.

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Top Picks Levels K-3

Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn by Melvin Berger

Lesson 6 – The Nervous System

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4

What Happens to a Hamburger? by Paul Showers

Lesson 7 – The Digestive System

Nonfiction

Interest level K-5

Germs Make Me Sick! by Melvin Berger

Lesson 9 – The Immune System

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4

 


Top Picks Levels 4+

Bones: Our Skeletal System by Seymour Simon

Lesson 2 – The Skeletal System

Nonfiction

Interest level 3-6

Muscles: Our Muscular System by Seymour Simon

Lesson 3 – The Muscular System

Nonfiction

Interest level 3-6

The Respiratory System by Christine Taylor-Butler

Lesson 4 – The Respiratory System

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6


Additional Recommendations

* = additional favorites

 

Lesson 1 – Our Bodies

Your Body by Stephanie Turnbull

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2

Inside Your Outside! by Tish Rabe

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Lesson 2 – The Skeletal System

Your Bones by Cyril Bassington

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2

 

A Book About Your Skeleton by Ruth Belov Gross

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4

Your Skeleton System Works! by Flora Brett

Nonfiction

Interest level 1-5

 

*Your Body Battles a Broken Bone by Vicki Cobb

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6

Lesson 3 – The Muscular System

The Muscles by Anne Fitzpatrick

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-5

*Understanding Our Muscles by Lucy Beevor

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6


Lesson 4 – The Respiratory System

 

How Do Your Lungs Work? by Don L. Curry

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2

 

The Respiratory System by Kay Manolis

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3

 

Lungs: Your Respiratory System by Seymour Simon

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6

 

Your Respiratory System Works! by Flora Brett

Nonfiction

Interest level 1-5


Lesson 5 – The Circulatory System

Hear Your Heart by Paul Showers

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2

     

Your Heart by Cyril Bassington

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Lesson 6 – The Nervous System

The Brain: Our Nervous System by Seymour Simon

Nonfiction

Interest level 3-6

 

*Through Grandpa’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan

Fiction

Interest level K-4

 

My Five Senses by Aliki

Nonfiction

Interest level K-1


Lesson 7 – The Digestive System

Your Stomach by George Fittleworth

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2

Guts: Our Digestive System by Seymour Simon

Nonfiction

Interest level 3-6


Lesson 8 – The Urinary System

None

 

Lesson 9 – The Immune System

See Top Picks Above

 

Lesson 10 – The Integumentary System

* Your Skin and Mine by Paul Showers

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3

Note: The Human Body Part 2 is set for future release.

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