This was one of the first things I bought when we pulled our daughters out of school. They absolutely loved it! The hands on components were fun for them and really helped them retain what they were learning.
We used this book with the accompanying notebooking journals and some suggestions from spelloutloud.com for adapting to younger learners; and had fun learning about human anatomy. While I've found the elementary Exploring Creation series doesn't fit my teaching style, my kids love to read these books and I wish we had the whole series.
This is a very comprehensive text on Anatomy for Elementary Aged kids. I'm not sure they retained all of it, as there is a lot of new terminology, but it is SO thorough and I feel it definitely gave them a good overview of human anatomy and a good introduction to the complexity of each system. I also like that it ties how God created all of these amazing systems into the text.
I had to tailor the curriculum more to where my daughter was. The information was a little to detailed for where she currently is. I outlined the chapters at a higher level and it is working great for us. I will circle back to the more detailed information at a later time. I will continue to use Apologia for other science.
I started it with my 5th grader but we had to stop to concentrate on my oldest kiddo's science and we went with another curriculum but we plan to come back to it and add the lap books to it. My youngest son is interested with anything with the human body and we intend to dive back into it with both of the boys. I love all the detailed information and we can pull in other books and make it even better.