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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.
Students examine the muscular system. In this muscular system instructional activity, students first draw a realistic representation of their leg or arm bones. Students do several activities to attach these bones to "joints" with string to simulate the actual movement of our bodies.  
Using this online interactive quiz worksheet, 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 students 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!
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.
Students examine how the movements of bones are dependent on the interaction of pairs of muscles. They design and construct a prototype of an artificial limb using a syringe system, and determine whether water or air makes the appendage more efficient.
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 learning exercise. This is no easy task!
Don't be chicken to try a activity that compares the anatomy of birds to humans. Read the background information so you don't have to wing it when it comes to the anatomy of a chicken. Prepare cooked chicken bones by soaking them in a bleach solution, then guide your young scientists through an exploration of bones and cartilage. Finish the activity with a comparison between chicken and human anatomy to identify the similarities and differences. Note: be sure to allow yourself enough time to prepare the bones at least a day in advance.
A word search that has a variety of bone and joint words hidden in it is here for you. There are 18 words altogether, and pupils have to draw a picture of a skull on the bottom of the worksheet. An answer key is not provided.
Learners relate the facial muscle location with a person's expressions. In this visual arts lesson, students write a fictional story about a character. They use digital cameras and computer softwares to create an animation film about it.
Students compare their body parts to the bones of the "Turkana Boy" found in the roots of a thorn tree by Africa's Lake Turkana. They explore an online interactive feature on the National Geographic Xpedition website, and label a traced outline of their own bodies.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Students learn the correct names of various bones in the human body by using locomotor skills. They, in groups, move to the "pile of bones" to get the specified piece of the skeleton and the label required and return to the group.
Students conduct Internet research on the different parts of the skeletal system. Then they create a model arm that demonstrates how muscle and bone work together to create movement.
Students identify one object that would tell the story of their lives. In groups, they determine what can and cannot be told from objects left behind. After watching a video, they compare and contrast chicken bones to human bones. To end the lesson, they create a timeline of the Cenozoic Era.
For this memory worksheet, students learn about three different ways to memorize given information. They make up phrases to help remember lists and they create mental maps to remember terms. They put what they learned to the test and explain how they would memorize two lists.
Students research the skeletal system. In this anatomy instructional activity, students measure their bodies to find the approximate length of their bones. They draw and cut out each of the bones and then attach them using brads or glue. 
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.
In this online/interactive crossword puzzle about the anatomy worksheet, students read the clues across and down, type their answers, and click the short answer button to check. Students answer 7 questions.

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