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Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints
Strengthen understanding of the musculoskeletal system with a structured lesson! Begin with a discussion of bones, joints, and muscles. Have small groups read assigned articles and watch videos to gather information and then write a radio commentary of how the body parts work in a sports action.
3rd - 5th Science 219 Views 277 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bent Out of Joint!
A well-designed lesson on the skeletal system awaits your students. They perform hands-on explorations of common items, view a PowerPoint presentation, and utilize other visuals to be able to identify a hinge, ball and socket, and gliding joint in a skeleton.
3rd Science 13 Views 52 Downloads
Moving and Growing: Joints
Introduce the three types of joints found in the human body. Hinge, ball and socket, and sliding joints are discussed, examined, and defined in this short, yet informative presentation. There are a few pair-share opportunities suggested which could also work as points for class discussion.
5th - 6th Science 16 Views 34 Downloads
Bones Provide Great Support!
How do bones help people move around? A science investigation prompts kids to draw arrows to certain bones that protect their organs. After they finish, they trace their hands on a piece of paper and trace the way their bones go. Great for a human body lesson, or linked to a Halloween activity!
3rd - 4th Science 8 Views 29 Downloads
Arm your young scientists with knowledge about anatomy as they build their own model of the elbow joint. Help them get a firm grasp on how muscles and bones interact to allow movement as they try different positions for the muscles on their models.
3rd - 12th Science 62 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Your Bones and Joints
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!
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Students identify the features of a prosthetic limb and explain how engineers are involved in the prosthetic design. In this bone engineering lesson students describe the design criteria that goes into choosing the materials that go into designing prosthetics.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
The Human Body: Bones
Here is an interactive PowerPoint about the skeletal system. The first slide shows the entire skeleton and allows learners to try to name each major bone structure before clicking to show the answer. The following slides provide more detailed information about each.
4th - 7th Science 11 Views 87 Downloads
To the Point on Joints!
There are three different types of joints in the human body and this lesson plan covers them all. Students discuss the four different types of joints and how they move, they then trek over to the computer lab where they view a PowerPoint. They are expected to take notes by copying down the bold words in the PowerPoint.
3rd Science 5 Views 14 Downloads
Your Energy Out
How much activity is appropriate for elementary school youngsters? What kind of activities do they need to do? Check out the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Look to see what are age-appropriate activities for each grade level. Then use the activities included to explore the different types of activities: aerobic, anaerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening.
3rd - 5th Physical Education 7 Views 10 Downloads
Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints Quiz
A group of 10 questions of various styles queries your anatomy and physiology fanatics on the workings of the musculoskeletal system. Because several of the questions pertain to bone disease and more advanced topics like synovial and cartilaginous joints, this assessment is most appropriate for high schoolers.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 146 Downloads
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Bones
The hip bone connected to the leg bone, and your life science learners connected to the screen! Fun facts about the skeletal system are displayed before Bill explains how joints work. Hinge, saddle, ball-and-socket, gliding, and fixed joints are all introduced in this vivacious video clip.
2 mins 5th - 10th Science 9 Views 16 Downloads
Don't be chicken to try a lesson 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.
3rd - 12th Science 29 Views 29 Downloads
Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints - Dem Bones
Ten pieces that make up a human skeleton are printed on this handout. Anatomists cut them out, affix them to another sheet of paper, then label the major bones. With this assignment, pupils review the skeletal system and you will find that "dem bones gonna rise again!
4th - 8th Science 33 Views 212 Downloads
Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints - Mr. Bones Puzzle
Mr. Bone-jangles has lost a few parts! Primaries can help put him back together by cutting them out from one sheet and gluing them to the correct position on his skeleton. The publisher has written a lesson plan for this activity, a simple way to introduce little ones to the general structure of their frames!
Pre-K - 2nd Science 10 Views 109 Downloads