Health and the Physical Body
Examine the unique way God created our bodies, the building blocks of a healthy lifestyle, how our cells work together to help us breathe, digest food, move, and much more in this captivating science unit.
Colorful coursebook pages, easy-to-teach lessons, awe-inspiring videos, and interactive student journals keep your young scientists active and involved in the learning process.
Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book to expand learning!
Lesson 1 – How the Body Is Formed
Lesson 2 – The Digestive System: Part 1
Lesson 3 – The Digestive System: Part 2
Lesson 4 – The Basics of Nutrition
Lesson 5 – Vitamins and Hydration
Lesson 6 – The Renal System
Lesson 7 – The Circulatory System Part 1: The Heart
Lesson 8 – The Circulatory System Part 2: Blood
Lesson 9 – The Respiratory System
Lesson 10 – The Skeletal System
Lesson 11 – The Musculoskeletal System
Lesson 12 – The Integumentary System
Lesson 13 – Germs and Hygiene
Lesson 14 – Genes and Unique Features
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book One Per FamilyDetails:
The full-color 103-page Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Health and the Physical Body science course. Hands-on activities, vocabulary words, access to captivating videos, mini books, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.
Student Journal Grades 3-6 One Per StudentDetails:
Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the 32-page Health and the Physical Body Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
Student Journal Grades 7-8 One Per StudentDetails:
Each student grades 7–8 needs their own copy of the 64-page Health and the Physical Body Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.
Optional Suggested Reading
Health and the Physical Body Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Two full-color, interactive books included in the optional Health and the Physical Body Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your science studies. Purchase above.
- The Story of a Cold by Heather Horn and Elizabeth Thuernagle
- 50 Amazing Facts About Bones by Jessica Jung
The Story of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Health and the Physical Body Grades 7-8 ExtensionDetails:
Sometimes the impact a person has on the world isn’t seen for years to come, and that was the case with Dr.
Daniel Hale Williams. Though faced with discrimination and financial hardship, Dr. Williams pursued a degree to help provide quality medical care for African American people. In July 1893, Doctor Dan’s life changed forever as he found himself facing an enormous decision, one that could end his career and ruin his reputation forever but might just save the life of his ailing patient.
This book is suggested to accompany our Health and the Physical Body Science Unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8. Purchase above.
The Good and the Beautiful Christian Worldview
The Good and the Beautiful curriculum takes a general Christian worldview, focusing, not on the doctrine of any particular Christian church, but on high moral character and basic Bible principles such as gratitude, honesty, prayer, and kindness. Parents can add in their own doctrinal beliefs as desired.
The curriculum is reviewed by members of many different faiths to make sure that the curriculum does not include doctrine specific to any Christian church. We have reviewers and users of the following denominations and more: Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nazarene, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and Seventh Day Adventists.