Tonight we worked on actually creating the urinary system. I taught my daughter how to draw a bean shape and she did a pretty good job of drawing one I might add! And then she cut it out...it looks completely different but I love it even more because she made it all by herself!
My daughter then drew the bladder. I told her to draw a circle- she grabbed the marker and said "I know Mom"... I guess she already knew the shape! The FUNNY thing is that she then drew the urethra. No prompting from me, in fact I had pipe cleaners that we were going to glue on. I much prefer her artwork. I just am so proud of her for knowing to add it!!
After seeing Boo's cute drawing of the urethra, we cut out paper ureters to match. We then glued on all the pieces (lucky for me I didn't glue the digestive system completely down!).
After adding the urinary system to our paper body, we did a fun little science experiment. These are my daughter's favorite activities in our human body learning. We made blood and used a strainer to filter the urine- just like a kidney. This is a very rudimentary example but it got the point across!
To make the blood, we used the following recipe:
red beads- red blood cells
white beads- white blood cells
yellow beads- platelets
corn syrup- plasma
For more ideas on the human body, check out my human body board on pinterest!