Human Body Lapbook
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 PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
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
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.