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Living Books About Human Anatomy & Physiology

Trisha Vuong | April 25, 2024

Using living books to round out your study of human anatomy and physiology is sure to awaken the senses. This book is all about laying out a feast of living books to accompany a great year of exploring creation of the human body.

Spreading a Feast

Charlotte Mason refers to providing a generous portion of ideas, both deep and wide. It is almost impossible to find a single textbook that serves a full meal and is engaging and satisfying. Therefore, with science, and really any subject for that matter, it is wise to round out your educational feast with beautiful stories through living books.

“The mind is capable of dealing with only one kind of food; it lives, grows and is nourished upon ideas only; mere information is to it as a meal of sawdust to the body; there are no organs for the assimilation of the one more than of the other.” (Towards A Philosophy Of Education, p. 218) Charlotte Mason

Living Books About Human Anatomy and Physiology

Within these titles are some picture books for K-6, a reference book, and a few biographies to peak interest on the topic. Finding engaging stories (and great illustrations are a bonus, especially for a study on human anatomy) will help awaken your child’s senses to the wondrous work of the Lord.

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology

Our Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology science curriculum is part of Apologia’s award-winning Young Explorer Series and a curriculum specifically designed for elementary students in grades K-6. God made the human body wonderfully. In this course, your student will explore the intricate and amazing design of the human body–from head to toe.

This course begins with a brief history of medicine and then gives your student a peek into cells and DNA. Using vivid graphics and hands-on activities to make learning come to life, your student will study and explore various body systems, nutrition, and health, how God designed their immune system to protect them, and what makes them a unique creation of God.

As they work their way through Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, your student will enjoy creating their own personalized human figure and adding to it as they learn about each of the body’s organs. They will also enjoy conducting scientific experiments and projects, such as testing the bacteria content around the house, finding their blood type, creating a cell model from Jello and candy, and even building a stethoscope!

Listen to a recent podcast episode all about the top medical advances in the past few years.