A Homeschool Unit Study
We all have one! We use it every moment of every day-- your incredible human body! What a personal and relevant topic of study for any child!
For the younger students, your study may focus primarily on anatomy, so you will explore the body's organs and body's systems. For older students you may extend the study into physiology and add in the functioning of the human body, including its systems, tissues, and cells.
Browse the ideas and links here to plan your human body lapbook, notebook, or unit study.
Human Body Lapbook Photos
For human body lapbook pictures, visit
- Madhouse Academy's Pictures
- Just Some Stuff blog
- 1+1+1=1 blog
- Homeschooling in Heels Human Body Lapbook Here you can find not only photos but free printable minibook templates! Look in the right sidebar for the links to the freebies.
- Marine Corp Nomads If you're considering buying the Hands of a Child human body lapbook kit, be sure to visit this blog for a preview. Even if you want a DIY lapbook, you're sure to get some great ideas from these photos.
These photos show the human body lapbook made by my daughter during her first grade year when we used Sonlight Science 1. I hope that they will give you inspiration to create your own lapbook! (Many of the graphics and ideas came from the Scholastic Easy Make and Learn Projects book linked below.)
Free Coloring Pages, Notebooking Pages, Lesson Plans, and Games
- Drawings of Parts of the Human Body
A nice drawing of the inner ear, the digestive system, a cross-section of the heart, and more.
- Crayola's Human Body Coloring Pages
Pages include human eye, a cell, human organs, and human skeleton.
- Human Body Coloring Book Pages
These are mostly outside body parts -- ear, nose, hands, etc. But there is also a diagram of the lungs and a boy with an x-ray over his torso, showing his bones.
- Anatomy Coloring Pages
A handful of technical drawings like something out of a medical textbook.
- Homeschool Helper Online
Free notebooking pages include Bones, Fetus, Heart, Skull, and Tooth & Toothbrush.
- Pasco Partners Human Body Unit Study
This PDF unit study incorporates language, math, and science all around the theme of the human body. Not only will you find great lesson plan ideas and activities, but this PDF has some great reproducible one page outlines of organs.
- Science With Me Worksheets
Although you'll have to sign up with this website (it's free), it's worth the hassle. Not only will you find quaility printables, you'll also have access to some great animations about the human body. Take the time to explore this fantastic website.
- Body Bingo
Print and play this classic game to learn the organs of the body.
- Homeschooling in Heels Free Human Body Lapbook
Look for the link in the sidebar under Curriculum to Share.
- Homeschool Share's Free Human Body Unit
Look for the two links to Lesson Plans and Lapbook Templates between the book recommendations.
Human Body Lapbook Photos
Nervous System Free Resources - online goodies
- Neuroscience Coloring Book
Nice line drawings of organs that are part of the nervous system as well as detailed diagrams of neurons.
- Brain Bottom View
A realistic diagram of the brain from a bottom view.
- Brain Top View
The complement to the above coloring page -- the brain viewed from the top.
- Neuroscience for Kids
This site holds a wealth of information about the nervous system, all on a basic level that children can understand.
- Bodyology, Brain & Nervous System
Coloring pages, activity ideas, online games, and articles can be found here. This is a great webpage!
- Full Color Diagram of a Neuron
This is a very detailed, advanced diagram of a neuron.
Muscular System Free Resources - online goodies
- Bodyology, Muscular & Skeletal Systems
You will find some well made online games, interactive diagrams, activity ideas, and blackline masters here. (This site is also linked in the Skeletal System Resources due to subject overlap.) Printables (blackline masters) include a muscle chart, ar
- Muscular System Diagram
A simple color graphic of a boy with his muscles shown and labeled.
- Muscle Map
A more advanced muscle diagram, full color.
Skeletal System Free Resources - online goodies
- Human Skeleton
Here is the link for the graphic in this module --a great JPG file of a realistic (not scary) skeleton. This could be a graphic or a coloring page.
- Bodyology, Muscular & Skeletal Systems
Wow! This page offers some great online games, interactive diagrams, and printables! Look especially for the Arm Muscles and Bones Blackline Master for a great minibook printable!
- Skeleton Vocabulary Pages
Four page, notebooking document with skeleton related words.
- EdHeads Virtual Hip Replacement Surgery
No printables here, but a really fascinating online (not gory) virtual surgery. Look at the Choose an Activity menu at the top to find the virtual knee replacement.
- The eSkeletons Project
Want a big project? Print out a life-sized model of the human skeleton! This site offers printables in adult and juvenile sizes. Look on the left side of the page. Scroll down to "Teaching resources." That's where you can find the printable skeltons.
- Human Skeleton Science Coloring Page
Use this freebie from Home Training Tools to identify, cut out, and color the major bones that make up the skeleton.
- Bones: An Exhibit Inside You Curriculum Guide
This museum visit curriculum guide could certainly be used without visiting the exhibit. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page for the link to the PDF file.
- Skeleton Game
This free printable Skeleton Game is played like "beetle". You will need a die and a copy of the print-out for every player (preferably on card). A great way to learn about bones!
Circulatory System Free Resources - also called cardiovascular system
- Bodyology, Heart and Circulatory System
This is a must-visit page. You'll find not only great printable coloring pages, but also articles, interactive diagrams, and activity ideas.
- Cross-section of the Heart
This coloring page would be great for studying the way blood is pumped through the chambers of the heart.
- Educational Resources from The American Heart Association
The AHA's resources are divided by age range. There are many attractive printables and lesson plans.
- About the Heart Printable
Another nice PDF, full color printable from the American Heart Association.
- Human Blood Notebooking Page
This attractive page can be filled in and used as a notebooking page or adapted for a minibook.
- The Human Cardiovascular System - Links for Montessori Unit Study
Printable diagrams, activities, and booklets.
Respiratory System Free Resources - online goodies
- Bodyology, Lungs and Respiratory System
This page has links to two resources -- one is a great printable PDF diagram of the respiratory system. The other is a movie demonstrating what happens during an asthma attack.
- Lung Diagram
Full color diagram of lung anatomy.
Digestive System Free Resources - online goodies
- Black & White Digestive System Numbered Diagram
An outline of the entire digestive system has lines for the student to label the body parts. Answers are included on the page.
- Full Color Digestive System Diagram
This is a full color JPG image with the names of the parts labeled. For the unlabeled version, click on the graphic in this module.
- Human Digestive System Images
Free black and white clip art images from old books that are free for educational use.
- Bodyology, Digestive System
This is a treasure -- articles, activities and coloring pages!
- Break Down that Food!
A color diagram and numbered steps explaining the process of digestion.
- How to Learn About Digestion According to a First Grade Boy
This blog post is so cute and has some truly great ideas for learning about digestion.
Rosaria on August 02, 2018:
Good evening, I saw the lapbook you made, congratulations!
I would like to realize the muscle model could you send me the model and the explanations to make it happen with my students?
tcaldy on October 02, 2013:
I'm a homeschooler and we're doing human body studies this year. Love your lens. Thanks so much!
yourbodytype on July 15, 2013:
so educational lens!
AdrianaZoder LM on July 08, 2013:
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.
anonymous on April 21, 2013:
Just absolutely amazing, thank you so much, perfect.
anonymous on October 29, 2012:
Very informative lens. Love it! Thanks.
nolinel lm on July 26, 2012:
I really like the idea of lap books. Very informative lens....
brian-mclogan on April 28, 2012:
Very Cool resource, I bet some of my biology co-workers would really like this Lens. My Students as well
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jpapadpapa on February 29, 2012:
I can tell you put a lot of time in this...great job! We're studying the human body this year. I'll have to remember to come back here for helpful resources.
Shannon from Florida on February 24, 2012:
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Herman IV on February 21, 2012:
Great resource on the human body. We just finished a study on the body with our homeschoolers. This is a great resource.
theCNAtraining on February 16, 2012:
the body is so cool! its important that we treat it with respect. too many people do not exercise and eat well. hopefully through public education, we can change that! great lens
jimmyworldstar on February 04, 2012:
So much anatomy to learn, I can't imagine becoming a doctor or pediatrician. Too many years of knowledge to learn.
Daphsam LM on January 18, 2012:
Fun lens, thanks of putting this on!
Barbara Isbill from New Market Tn 37820 on January 02, 2012:
Great useful and interesting lens.
jadehorseshoe on December 24, 2011:
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JoyfulReviewer on December 01, 2011:
What a wonderfully informative resource! Congratulations on having one of the top 35 homeschooling lenses.
Godsgraciousgift on December 01, 2011:
Anatomy & Physiology / study of the human body / very interesting
DianaHarper LM on November 23, 2011:
I am always inspired when I read visit your lenses!
anonymous on November 21, 2011:
Very informative site. I like!
Johanna Eisler on November 13, 2011:
This is wonderful. My daughter studied medical terminology in college, but how much better it would have been for her to learn all of this starting with the beginning of her home schooling! Beautiful lens!
Nandagopal LM on November 12, 2011:
Nice lens. Being in the field of medical transcription, I understand that you have done a good job. Thanks for the resources you have put together.
Sandra Wilson from Wilson Education Resource Centre on November 12, 2011:
Lots of great resources - wonderful job!
marckq on November 12, 2011:
Amazing...bookmarking this page for my son..thanks a lot for sharing.
Teri Villars from Phoenix, Arizona on October 23, 2011:
Interesting, but you sure had a lot of "guts" to make this lens!
Gayle Dowell from Kansas on October 21, 2011:
Wonderfully put together lens. We homeschool and I would love to use some of these ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Close2Art LM on October 19, 2011:
Great of you to put this together, thanks so much, blessed, will check out your other lenses as well...:)rob
jaminogue on October 01, 2011:
Nicely done. Great resource.
GeekDeals on September 28, 2011:
Thanks for all the work you do. I home school our sons and your resources are fantastic.
kelli320 on September 23, 2011:
Awesome lens! We home school and this will be perfect for us. I love lap books. I'm making one right now in my American History. The kids love it.
bestdressedbaby on September 23, 2011:
i love it. Might use some of them in my revision:)
pyngthyngs on September 18, 2011:
You have created an amazing resource for homeschoolers or anyone else looking to expand and enhance their understanding of human anatomy without having to take a college course to do so. Your work really shows.
Actiongames LM on September 15, 2011:
Love the look and feel. Learned some stuff too.
Ronald Tucker from Louisville, Kentucky on September 10, 2011:
A healthy human heart is an amazing and incredibily strong organ able to beat an estimated 100,000 times per day. Very educational lens.
SquidooProductReviews on September 10, 2011:
This looked great, I have four boys who love human body parts.
LeopoldBlatt on September 09, 2011:
Beautiful lens. A work of art and invaluable for homework with the kids.
Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on September 07, 2011:
What a wonderful lens. Great idea for kids
DonMigoy LM on September 06, 2011:
I learned a lot because of this lens. Thanks!
schoolleaguetable on September 05, 2011:
Really good work...simply awesome.!!!
ellagis on September 05, 2011:
Really, really a useful lens! Thank you so much for the great (and big) job you did!!!
Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on September 03, 2011:
Very well done lens, Thank you for sharing, it is surprising what our bodies are made up of.
Shannon from Florida on August 28, 2011:
You do such a fabulous job with your lenses! They are so helpful! We'll definitely be using this lens when we study the human body in January. Thank you!
Donnette Davis from South Africa on June 27, 2011:
Your lenses are stunning!
irenemaria from Sweden on June 21, 2011:
Wonderful lens! Very well done
bolillie on June 21, 2011:
What a thorough unit study on the human body!
rravi123 on June 11, 2011:
Philippians468 on April 14, 2011:
thank you for this interesting lens! learnt loads from you! cheers
noushki on March 01, 2011:
This lens has been really helpful Thank you x
WorldVisionary on December 25, 2010:
Nice lens! Thanks for putting it together!
Annamadagan on December 22, 2010:
very, very cool! God has made human body so amazing!
deldobuss on December 14, 2010:
I will be using this lens when we do human anatomy in a year or so!
Jhangora LM on November 20, 2010:
Biology used to my favorite subject at school, and I really like human anatomy. I switched to commerce when I entered college. Thought it would help me make big bucks. Still trying 10 years after I finished college.
Annamadagan on November 05, 2010:
@Annamadagan: Mom, don't post comments through me.
Teri Villars from Phoenix, Arizona on November 04, 2010:
Glad you have the "guts" to teach this! ha! Great lens!
Annamadagan on November 04, 2010:
We are using this in our homeschool science class.
blessedmomto7 on November 02, 2010:
I always know where to look for resources for lapbooks and more. On one of your squidoo pages! We are studying the human body this year in homeschool and this will be a great resource for us! thanks, and thumbs up!
anonymous on October 28, 2010:
This is an excellent resource
Sadheeskumar on October 11, 2010:
Excellent. Very good collection of informations.
anonymous on October 05, 2010:
LilliputStation on September 20, 2010:
@LilliputStation: Here's what I finally came up with:
LilliputStation on September 14, 2010:
Jimmie, I'm teaching an anatomy class at our co-op and I really need some ideas for our muscles lesson on Friday. I have 21 children ages 5-9 (mostly boys), so I'm thinking something active. We read a story and did notebook pages for bones last week and that was OK, but I don't have a storybook for muscles and, like I said, I'd really like something more active this week. The class is after a phys ed class, but still. . . Any ideas????
anonymous on July 25, 2010:
@anonymous: Me 10 stars
anonymous on July 25, 2010:
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I am very impressed!!
I like this site!!!!
It's very very useful!
Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on April 15, 2010:
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anonymous on February 05, 2010:
Oh my goodness....after searching the web for lapbooks on the human body, I came across your site. I am impressed and don't need to look any further. Thanks so much for the info. I teach a science class to a couple of homeschool families and found everything I needed. Can't wait to pass on this valuable resource.
anonymous on October 11, 2009:
Wow, what amazing lapbooking resources you offer here! I was thrilled to see a link to my blog and even more thrilled to discover many great new ideas to use in our homeschooling.
Many thanks! :)
Homeschooling in Heels
Joan4 on September 04, 2009:
Again, your lens amazes me! I always want to do lapbooks for the grandchildren. Maybe I will start a few that we can work on when they visit. Such a wonderful idea! Blessed by a joyful SquidAngel!
Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on August 17, 2009:
Welcome to the Back to School Group Lensography.
anonymous on March 09, 2009:
A great and informative lens.. 5 star for you.. :)
anonymous on March 02, 2009:
What WONDERFUL resources all brought together! THANK YOU!
LilliputStation on February 25, 2009:
Jimmie, I have an activity page on human blood at HSLaunch that you might be interested in adding. Melissa
anonymous on January 27, 2009:
Well done! We're just beginnign work on a group human body study and this will be a great resource. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together and share it with everyone.
marsha32 on January 26, 2009:
I just ordered a human body book that comes with a dvd from Books Are Fun. I'm looking around at all your stuff now. Jasmine is so into the math mini office I think she can get in to this.
enslavedbyfaeries on January 20, 2009:
I'm embarrassed that I haven't taken more time to explore your wonderful lenses, especially the lapbooks. They are so awesome!! My daughter is on a constant quest for information and it's so hard to find trusted and age appropriate information for her to research online. I don't homeschool, but my girls attend an amazing Montessori that I am grateful for every single day. Thank you!!
anonymous on January 12, 2009:
Thanks so much! We are just heading into a body study and this page is invaluable.
Andy-Po on January 02, 2009:
Excellent lens; a very interesting subject
Karicor on December 27, 2008:
These are excellent resources. I'm not homeschooling but always looking for interesting stuff to supplement my kids' school education. I love your lapbooks! ^:)^
Mammarino on November 09, 2008:
Excellent! We just saw Slim Goodbody's Bodyology Show, and this will go along perfectly!
anonymous on September 26, 2008:
jimmy this web page is alsommmmmme!!!!1
packetlog on September 16, 2008:
hi Jimmy, i'm enjoying your lapbooks !!! excellent way to teach children. thanks !!
anonymous on August 03, 2008:
Great lens! What a neat idea. I have a lens relating to the Tissues, which is a little more in-depth but does have neat pictures
Tiddledeewinks LM on July 21, 2008:
Another great homeschool resource lens! Another 5 8's
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on July 14, 2008:
I remember doing a human body study with my kids when they were younger. Great fun! Great lens, excellent resources as always. Lensrolling to my Homeschool Planners lens.
anonymous on May 23, 2008:
Thank you so much for pulling this all together. I'm trying to squeeze Anatomy into a 3-week period this summer for my K & 3rd kiddos. Your work will save me lots and lots of time. I really, really appreciate your sharing this!
groovyoldlady on February 11, 2008:
Excellent, as ususal!
anonymous on January 29, 2008:
We just finished a human body study ourselves. We used Usborne's Internet Linked First Encyclopedia of the Human Body, Janice Van Cleave's The Human Body for Every Kid, and The Body Book by Scholastic Professional Books. The Body Book was a great book full of reproducible models for kids to color and put together. Each model had information on that model and things to discuss. We really liked using this, maybe others would too. Blessings!
anonymous on January 29, 2008:
At what age did your daughter do the Human Body lap book?