Notebooking Through the Human Body

(6 customer reviews)


Get ready for an incredible exploration of the many parts and pieces of the human body with Notebooking Through the Human Body, a publisher-approved Notebook Companion™ for Inside the Human Body by Nomad Press (sold separately). It looks at not only how parts of the body work, but how they work together in unique and amazing ways.

This human anatomy notebooking unit is perfect for students in grade 5 and up.

156 black and white pages

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Notebooking Through the Human Body


Notebooking Through the Human Body is an easy, no-prep way for your students to learn about human anatomy. It’s open-and-go, ready for students in grades 5 and up to work through independently. All you need is Notebooking Through the Human Body and Inside the Human Body (sold separately), and you’re ready to begin!

The book starts by taking a close look at the cells that make up every piece of our bodies. Then it moves on to the parts of our muscles and bones and how they work together to make us move. The many organs and parts of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, nervous system, endocrine system, and digestive system are explored next. A chapter on the reproductive system is included, but see note below. The book concludes with a chapter on how to keep our bodies healthy.

More than two hundred terms are included in this anatomy and physiology book. Bonus vocabulary cards that can be used to learn and review these terms are included.

A guide to the answers and where they are found is also included.

This notebooking unit on the human body will encourage students to answer open-ended questions, draw, label, compare and contrast, and more. Notebooking templates are included for each experiement found in Inside the Human Body so students can record the results using the scientific method.

Human Anatomy Topics Covered Include

  • Overview of the Human Body
  • Cells
  • Muscles and Bones
  • The Cardiovasular System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Digestive System
  • *The Reproductive System
  • Healthy Bodies

*Note regarding the reproductive system: Chapter Eight of Inside the Human Body discusses the male and female reproductive system. We have included general questions about this system but have not included in-depth questions or assignments because the age of the children using this notebook will vary. You may wish to pre-read this section prior to sharing or skip over it depending on your situation.

Notebooking Through the Human Body offers a great and thorough introduction to human anatomy and physiology for upper elementary through high school students. There are 9 chapters in the book and each chapter can be stretched out as long as you need as it’s completely self-paced.

Inside the Human Body

Inside the Human Body is a required book for our publisher-approved Notebook Companion™.

Inside the Human Body by Nomad Press is written directly to the student using easy to understand text and colorful illustrations. Students will learn basic human anatomy. Some of the topics covered are bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and organs.

You’ll also learn about the body’s physiology and how its organs work together to allow us to function and survive.

Inside The Human Body

If you are looking for a unit study on human anatomy or a notebooking unit that your student can use alongside a book on the human body, then this pairing should be a great fit! Kids will learn a ton about the body using our easy-to-use, open-and-go notebook unit.

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6 reviews for Notebooking Through the Human Body

  1. DeShaun Silas

    My son wants to be a doctor and I have been looking for a comprehensive human body unit. I love how detailed and comprehensive this notebook is for students. Students will get in-depth lessons on every aspect of the human body. If you have aspiring physician I recommend this notebook.

  2. Denise Rodriguez

    I really love the lay out for this notebook companion. It follows along with book well. The answer key in the back gives you the page numbers to reference for all questions if you need any help. This has been more in depth than some of the curriculum we have used, which has been wonderful because I have a child who really seeks to find as much information about the body as she can. Recommendation is for grade 5 and up, I find this to be the right age.

  3. Erin Burchett

    From my title, this notebook is to the point. Students are asked to do something with the information they take in from their text and by the time they record in writing or drawing they are retaining what they need to know. It’s that easy. Plus notebooking is how many historical greats self educated and so I believe it to be an effective method for learning.

  4. Lynn

    Oh! I do like this notebook companion! It’s open-and-go, straightforward to use and directs the student to specific pages in the main text, “Inside the Human Body”, to complete the activities. There are questions to answer, vocabulary words to write definitions for, spaces to draw and also templates of Venn diagrams, charts and tables to fill in and diagrams of more complicated body parts (skeleton, heart, lungs, etc) to label – I love this! There are also templates to help you plan and conduct the experiments listed in the book for each chapter using the scientific method.

    Topics in the book and notebook companion include an introduction to studying the human body, cells, muscles and bones, the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, reproductive system (general questions only) and healthy bodies (skin, immune system, urinary system).

    Additional helps include tips on notebooking, a note to parents regarding sections in the main text that you may want to pre-read to ensure suitability for your child, links to free downloads on human anatomy from the sister website,, which your student may like to use to add to their notebook or for further research, and an answer key with the location of the answers in the main text.

    Would recommend!

  5. Melanie Zorr

    This is such a cool notebooking companion! Each chapter includes several new vocabulary words. I love that it has the vocabulary words before going into the actual chapter. After defining the vocabulary words, it goes into the actual chapter. It breaks it down by pages, such as read pages 8-10 then answer the following questions. The book itself has so much information, that this is a great way to slow down and start to absorb the information as well a great way to start learning what is important for note taking purposes. There are less spaces to draw than many of the other notebooking companions, but I feel there is so much more information to be gathered. The book is a fantastic resource that will be great for 5th grade and up. There is SO much information. It would definitely be a great book and notebook companion for a middle schooler and high schooler. I love that at the very end of this notebook companion there are printable vocabulary cards for creating your own flash cards as well as an answer key that does not tell you the answer but which page and paragraph to find the answers on your own. Great for the individual thinking process.

  6. Katherine Tanyu

    This anatomy notebook is very comprehensive and organized! But before you get overwhelmed with all the questions, the answer key is included at the back detailing where exactly in the book you can find the answers. You can pace the book and do a chapter a week or more if you need to. There is so much to jot down and learn. There are spaces for drawing and for short and long answers. Labeling and diagramming activities are also included inside. Science terms can be a bit tricky–vocabulary cards are provided near the end which you can use with your child. The corresponding chapter wherein the term is discussed is listed as well.

    This notebook is recommended for grades 5 and up, but I think younger students who are very interested in anatomy can benefit from it as well as the discussion questions are easy to understand.

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