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Young scholars examine the muscular system. In this muscular system lesson, students first draw a realistic representation of their leg or arm bones. Young scholars do several activities to attach these bones to "joints" with string to simulate the actual movement of our bodies.
Students determine the relationship between bone length and height. In groups, they are told the race and gender of the individual and discuss how this affects height. They measure the lengths of the bones in metric measurements and infer the height. They develop bone/height relationship charts.
Using this online interactive quiz instructional activity, your young biologists try matching descriptions of bones to the correct name. For example, they will match "upper arm bone" to "humerus." Feedback is immediate, and learners get as many chances as they need. This will serve mostly as a review or study tool, and it doesn't require critical thinking or analysis, simple memorization and practice. An image to go along with these terms would be helpful for more visual learners.
For any study of the human skeleton, this instructional activity will come in handy. In it, learners place 19 human skeleton words in alphabetical order in the spaces provided. Then, they must write each of the words three times each in the boxes provided. Lots of language arts and handwriting practice present in this instructional activity!
Life science learners measure and record traits of seeds, leaves, and their own hands and then graph the data to find a continous distribution curve. They compare and color diagrams of seven different animals' forelimbs (not included), note the adaptations, and relate them to the animals' habitats. Finally, they compare earlobes and construct a pedigree chart. These engaging and educational activities are thoroughly explained in a way that makes them easy to carry out with your biology class.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, check out wing shapes for common ancestry! Beginning biologists compare wings as analogous structures and discover that environment influences evolution of adaptations. A third activity relies on illustrations of mammal limb bones and coverings, but they are not provided. Visit the National Science Teachers Association website for links to student materials.
Students read "The Magic School Bus in the Human Body" and discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy body. They create a hinge and joint paper skeleton, follow the journey of a hamburger through the digestive tract, jump rope and measure their heartbeats and pulse to investigate the body further.
Here is a word search that has learners find 17 words that have to do with bones, joints, and exercise. Additionally learners must put the words in alphabetical order, then use each word to fill in the blank in three sentences. As far as word searches go, this is a good one!
A picture of a half skeleton (it's cut right down the middle) is depicted for your pupils. They must complete the right half of the skeleton, based on the structure shown on the left half. Then, they must label all of the bones using a bank of 19 bone words at the top of the worksheet. This is no easy task!
Fifth graders observe real bones and models to learn about the structure and function of the skeletal system. In this skeletal system lesson, 5th graders manipulate objects and models of bones. They handle real bones and determine the structure of the bone and the approximate age of the organism that it belonged to.
DinoWorks is a paleontolgy kit that you can order from skullduggery.com. This resource has directions that come with it. Primary paleontolgists examine bone replicas of the Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus, and Triceratops that you prepare ahead of time. If you cannot purchase the kit, you still might find the background information included for each of the dinosaurs useful when you are teaching about fossils.
Students solve real world story problems using algebra. In this algebra problem solving lesson, students use information about bone measurement to predict gender using algebraic equations. Students organize data, represent the information on a graph, and write an explanation of how they used the data to draw a conclusion. Several similar story problems are given for group solving activities.
Present your human biology with extensive coverage of the human skeletal system! In this short-answer worksheet, learners address the six functions of the skeletal system, different types of bone cells, types of bone, and the healing of injuries. To make this assignment come alive, you could have learners actually demonstrate the joint movements that they describe in question #17.
Students investigate various aspects of the human body in this imaginative Tree House Detective episode about the biological biosphere. In a series of They take measurements, analyze data, and use technology. The lessons revolve around a video which is not provided on the website.
Learners study bone size, structure and shape. They use various geometrical shapes to make a skeleton and produce a poster depicting the skeletal system and its functions. They arrange the pictures into the five sections, glue on poster paper and color and use magic markers to write facts next to each section.