Elementary Anatomy Set

Elementary Anatomy Set

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Item #: 067715
ISBN: 9780890519455
Grades: 4-6

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Developed by a homeschooling pediatrician, this anatomy curriculum focuses on the human body's nervous, respiratory, and circulation systems, and helps children learn about the intricate design God used in creating people. This course is intended for lower and upper elementary level students, including advanced learners with middle school proficiency!

The Electrifying Nervous System: You will discover the main areas and structures of the brain and what important role each plays in making your body work. See awesome examples of God's creativity in both the design and precision of human anatomy, showing you are wonderfully made. Learn important historical discoveries and modern medical techniques used for diagnosis and repair of the brain!

The Breathtaking Respiratory System: An elementary-level exploration of the human body's respiratory system, it focuses on structures, function, diseases, and God's efficient and effective designs. Learn fast facts and important discoveries that help medical professionals understand the mechanisms of our lungs, sinus cavities, and diaphragm. Find out why the common cold isn't so common after all"hundreds of viruses cause over 1 billion cases of the "common'" cold each year!

The Complex Circulatory System: The third book in the popular elementary anatomy series God's Wondrous Machine focuses on the heart, blood, and blood vessels that make up the body's circulatory system. Understanding the mechanics of this system in transporting nutrients, blood, chemicals, and more to cells within the body is key to understanding how it helps fight disease as well as maintain a properly balanced temperature.

Have you ever wondered what your science course would look like if a pediatrician became a homeschool mom and wrote her own curriculum? Be prepared to reach a new level in your science experience! This excellent new series offers science-minded parents and students an in-depth look at a science field (Anatomy) that traditionally has been reserved for high school students. While there are only 3 body systems covered, children receive an excellent introduction to the practical anatomy and physiology of familiar systems.

The student book, God’s Wondrous Machine, is divided into three sections: The Electrifying Nervous System, The Breathtaking Respiratory System, and The Complex Circulatory System. Engagingly written, with easy-to-understand text, numerous illustrated diagrams and vibrant photographs, the anatomy presentation is age appropriate. The author introduces normal physiology, as well as common diseases. I appreciate the author’s ability to write about common diseases in a way that is understandable and relatable to children. Topically, students learn how the brain and nervous system work before delving into fetal development, brain injury, paraplegia, polio, and normal and abnormal sleep patterns in The Electrifying Nervous System. The next section, The Breathtaking Respiratory System, covers fetal lung development and premature birth, the healthy respiratory process, and illnesses such as asthma and tuberculosis, as well as damage caused by cigarette smoking. The final section, The Complex Circulatory System, covers the heart, blood, and blood vessels that make up the body's circulatory system. Students learn about blood sucking critters and leeching, heart surgery and transplant, fetal development of the heart, heart disease and the importance of physical exercise. Interwoven within the text are real-life examples and practical application.

The student book provides basic teaching support, including a "How to Use It" section and vocabulary lists separated into 3 levels of difficulty. Distinctive to this program, the vocabulary lists include the word, a pronunciation guide and definition which allows you to create your own vocabulary cards if you chose not to use the Teacher Guide. Adding to the incredible value of these texts, the author has also provided a historical timeline of scientists and medical discoveries related to each body system, along with "Wacky, Weird and Wow" facts, light-hearted kid jokes, and famous quotations. Along with the academically strong, science instruction, Dr. Callentine skillfully integrates Scripture (NIV) into the text helping children understand and appreciate the miracle that is our human body.

The Teacher Guide offers a wealth of resources for parents, including lesson plans for 36 weeks, worksheets and activities, tests, and answers for the worksheets and tests. Lessons will take 30-45 minutes per day, five days a week to complete this course in one year. The author has a special interest in multiple intelligences and provides parents an overview of the intelligences. She also has created activity lists with the intelligence identified., along with a helpful ability level designation that aligns with the vocabulary list levels. This helpful resource equips parents to narrow learning activities for individual student needs if desired. Reproducible worksheets are diverse and include experiments, report projects (oral and written), diagrams to label, word scrambles, timeline templates (with black and white images) and much more. Also included are vocabulary flashcards, Scripture copywork and summary pages, lab supply lists, experiments, grading rubrics for reports and concept objectives per unit. Worksheet illustrations are black and white. Worth mentioning, some of the graphics, for example, the stages of bruising are difficult to identify the differences. Parent teachers, however, can easily use the textbook’s color illustrations for these few activities. These resources provide parents tremendous flexibility for a variety of course work evaluation and documentation: portfolios, project based and traditional assessments. The TG is 3-hole punched and the perforated student sheets are reproducible for immediate family members.

Let me talk briefly about the hands-on lab activities. Most activities use ordinary items, for example eggs, yarn, hammer, scissors, magnifying glass, oil, food coloring, and the like. There are a few experiments that require special lab equipment like test tubes, test tube rack, safety goggles, microscope slides, bromothymol blue solution, a reflex hammer, dissection kit, sheep brain, sheep or cow heart, and cow spinal cord. There are no lab kits available, families will need to source these items from a science supply company. Making the effort to locate lab supplies is recommended, for hands-on learning through dissections provides a valuable learning experience. For the family who prefers to introduce dissection at the high school level, God’s Wondrous Machine still provides an excellent introduction to anatomy and physiology. This is an excellent course for families with an interest in the medical field, or to engage a reluctant science learner that may be bored with their current studies. The Teacher Guide and Student Book are sold separately, or together in a Package for your convenience. ~Deanne

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Yelena R on Jul 26, 2021
I believe this set is a great addition to our home library. I am planning on start a unit study with it.
Lieve P on Jun 12, 2020
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Yelena R on Jul 26, 2021
I like MB science because it encourages independent work from my kids, and pushes them to higher level thinking, while keeping a Biblical perspective
User on Jun 26, 2020
I believe this set is a great addition to our home library. I am planning on start a unit study with it.
Lieve P on Jun 12, 2020
I liked that it is colorful and includes history on the subject.
Danette E on Jun 8, 2020
Because I have a child that want to become a doctor and has the mind set for three year on this. Getting my child ready for what she wants to be
User on May 20, 2019
My daughter loves to learn about the body
Melanie L on Jun 4, 2018
you sent me an email about new products, by looking in to a writing book there was a link with books about science. The writing book did not like me but the science book got my attention and was about the links in the bottom of the page by looking for the first book. By your chat with more explanations. And because there was many sample pages. The book looks colorful, updated and within a specific topic or topics.
Maria O on Oct 20, 2017
This looked like a totally new science book that is bible based and super colorful and very interesting. My daughter loves science and the study of the human body and I thought is would be some books she would love with real pictures and great content.
Susan B on Oct 16, 2017
I like MB science because it encourages independent work from my kids, and pushes them to higher level thinking, while keeping a Biblical perspective
User on Jun 26, 2020
I liked that it is colorful and includes history on the subject.
Danette E on Jun 8, 2020
Is this have religious content? My school will not reimbursement if it is religious.
A shopper on Aug 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, all Masterbooks curriculum is Christian based and would have information that points to God as the Creator of the human body and evidence of intelligent design rather than evolution
Where do you purchase the science materials needed to do the experiments in these books? For example the sheep’s brain. Is there a kit that you can purchase?
Ashley on May 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The author sells lab kits on her website:


Or you can order at Home Science Tools

Does the teacher's guide come with the set?
User on Jul 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The set includes three text books and a 1 in thick teachers guide that you see in the listed picture. The books are very colorful and pack full of pictures and text. I think it is better suited for 6th grade or middle school since their is a lot of bodily terminology.
Could we see some sample pages?
User on May 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are sample pages at the listings for each individual book:

Complex Circulatory System - https://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl?id=029516

Electrifying Nervous System - https://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl?id=062157

Breathtaking Respiratory System - https://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl?id=062156
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Rated 5 out of 5
A Beautiful Anatomy Course
The Elementary Anatomy: Nervous, Respiratory, and Circulatory Systems set is such a wonderful course. The diagrams are detailed and easy to read and easy to replicate in drawings for journals. There are little "know it all" facts scattered throughout the book that are great for little ones to share with family members of friends. I have a range of children in the household and I find that this course can actually be modified for each age group. There are fun family activities such as creating an Edible Oozy Boozy Brain Salad for the brain section of the course! The teacher guide is brilliant and helps with planning supplies, upcoming tests and written student reports. Overall and excellent course that will pave the way for your kiddos no matter what age.
March 22, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
Absolutely love the detail and depth of this curriculum, yet still able to be fairly student led.
September 2, 2018
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