Joelle of Homeschool Blogger worked with her kids during their Body Unit, creating some model arms from houshold items. Thanks for sharing your instructions and photos with us!
Preschoolers Learn About Arms
Supplies to make your Model Arms:
- Ping Pong balls
- Cardboard Tubes (centers of paper towel rolls)
- Paper Clips
- Rubber Bands
Joelle found the instructions for her first model arms here. Basically, her family glued one half of the ping pong ball into the tube. Then opened up the paper clip and made a hook for the rubber band. They used tape to secure the paper clip. The paper clip held the rubber band on either side of the joint, simulating the tension and resistance that muscles add to a joint. For our simulation of her experiment we used a fuzzy hair band in place of the rubber band as I was concerned with the kids hurting themselves by snapping the band.
And for the finished product:
Oh the things you end up doing as a homeschool mom! (I actually love it).
Joelle is a homeschooling momma of two kids. She blogs at Homeschooling for His Glory
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