Haywood found this wonderful book at our local library, still the best resource around.
At the library, Haywood is always scanning the shelves for books that are on topics he loves. Mr. Bones has been a favorite topic of his since Kindergarten. Haywood was lucky enough to have friends in Kindergarten with a Dr. for Dad and he would bring in his (Mr. Bones) to the classroom. Haywood was enthralled from that first meeting.
This book is titled - The Amazing Pull-out Pop-up Body in a Book and for Haywood it was just his size too. This was the greatest part of the whole book - for our 8 year old it was a perfect match. Haywood spend almost an hour laying next to the book, looking at all of the amazing detail.
In general, we always revery back to hands-on elements in our classroom. Nothing hits home like something the kiddos can pick up and feel, education theory supports this concept. Making sure to use as many senses as possible when learning a topic is a good way to increase retention of any topic. We continually see this over and over again in our homeschool classroom. Every concept can benefit from the addition of hands-on elements and we are continually seeking out resources in this arena.
I find it interesting that the most common source of all inspiration ends up being Pinterest, let someone else gather tons of ideas for you to use!
We also found this Skeleton Learning Chart - great low cost resource that can stand the test of time. Unfortunately, this one has been dis-continued.