Our new unit is about the human body and how it changes during your life. For example, getting old, walking for the first time, becoming an adult, etc. We are also having this unit because right now we are going through puberty. We also learn about bones, muscles and organs.
We now know some weird, unusual facts about the human body, such as:
Babies’ eyes are blue when they are born and turn into their natural color once they see ultraviolet light.
When you die, some cells in your body are still alive and your nails and hair keep growing for a while.
You can live with half a brain.
Your brain cannot feel pain; it only sends out pain signals.
Later in this unit, we have to make an independent inquiry. We have to choose a change that happens in the human body. I’m thinking that I will pick how you fast you grow when you are a baby and what new things happen in your body. It interests me a lot because I want to know why you grow so fast and why you don’t have some things when you are newborn, such as teeth. My three big questions are: why does your body grows so fast when you are young, why babies have systems that don’t work well yet, and why people don’t have as good body organs when they are babies.
So far we have discovered weird facts about the human body, played games to learn bones and muscles and used workbooks to answer questions about the human body. I’m looking forward to our independent inquiries because I want to answer the questions and learn about the human body.