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In this biology instructional activity, 9th graders study the diagram of the dog shown and label the corresponding bones on the human skeleton. They explain some of the differences in location of the bones as compared to the dog.
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.
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.  
Using this online interactive quiz 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 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.
Students investigate lever systems in the human body and compare arm anatomy to model.  In this human levers lesson plan students graph and analyze their results.
Don't be chicken to try a lesson plan 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.
High schoolers relate the facial muscle location with a person's expressions. In this visual arts instructional activity, students write a fictional story about a character. They use digital cameras and computer softwares to create an animation film about it.
Learners 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.
Students 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 any study of the human skeleton, this learning exercise 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 learning exercise!
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. For this anatomy lesson, 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. 
Learners 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. Learners 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.
Students create and construct human skeletons by rubbing casts of bone impressions on paper, and then label most important components of human skeleton.
Learners determine how a stop animation movie is created. They compare the similarities of a stop animation movie to a flip book and construct a flip book showing fluid motion. They examine the different theories about why when a series of images are viewed in succession our eyes translate it into motion.

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