We actually managed to read the entire muscles chapter in our anatomy book in 1 week.
You know what the problem is? I didn’t have the supplies for a single experiment, not a one of the 4 supplies. So, that will all happen this week, instead I’ll share a funny story about this chapter.
As I was reading the chapter, I got to the portion that talked about the biggest muscle in their body: the gluteus maximus.
I tried to give them hints to get them thinking about what it could be, and they just stared at me. Then I got more specific, and they still were not getting it, “your hips?” They just kept giving me confused stares.
So I called them over to look at the picture, and suddenly the lights went on. “You mean my bottom is a muscle?” This was mind-blowing for them. It was a great discussion after that, but it doesn’t make for a great blog post.
Since I still have to do hands on muscle activities, what would you recommend?
Let’s see what others did this week:
Each week I’m spotlighting a few posts that were shared previously. Many posts get linked up later in the week and they don’t always get as many clicks as they deserve, so I’m trying to spotlight a few every week.
I love this post shared by Navigating with Joy because she tried so many different ways to make a balloon hovercraft. I don’t know if I’d be that persistent.
Gift of Curiosity shared about farm animals, it’s a great early elementary/preschool unit. I’d also point out she has a giveaway she mentions that ENDS TODAY!
Afterschooling for Smartypants shared a great child led experiment. What is the mystery powder?
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Now link up your SCIENCE posts for the week, and then visit some of the other posts linked up and say hi. I’m going to be pinning, commenting, FBing or tweeting all of the posts linked up as the week goes by.
Yeah, I can see why it doesn’t make for a good blog post 🙂 I think making muscles sore through exercise is a good experiment, but, strangely, kids don’t seem to get sore the way we, adults, do.
I know, other than growing pains my kids just don’t get sore.
Lula B says
I don’t think *I*’d really thought about the bottom being a muscle, either. Though now I come to think of it I’ve certainly felt the ache there after skiing!
I remember we used string and split pins to do muscles but I don’t think I ever wrote about it. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with when you get the supplies in 🙂
Thanks for hosting Science Sunday.
It’s always fun to host it!
maryanne @ mama smiles says
I remember thinking gluteus maximus sounded silly as a kid.
Yes it is, and it still makes me smile.
Funny! Are your kids all about potty humor like my kids are? Sigh.
They try every now and then, but I come down hard on it every time because I find it THAT annoying. And I’m really picky about the movies they watch, we don’t watch most modern “family movies” because they go straight for potty humor. So it’s either Disney cartoons (which have a bit) or movies geared for adults rated PG (think Rocketeer from the 90s or things like that). That helps limit their exposure to it.
It does seem to be a stage all kids go through at some point. I vaguely remember going through that stage.