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There are three different types of joints in the human body and this lesson 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. This lesson is OK, but would be better if you had students explore actual mechanical joints to see if they know which type of joint does what in our bodies.
In this musculoskeletal system worksheet, students review the function of bones and muscles in this body system. Students also review the different types of muscles: smooth, skeletal, and cardiac. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank with a word search, 7 multiple choice, and 4 short answer questions.
Third graders are introduced to the human skeletal system. Using play-doh, they discover what happens to the bones of the body as a person moves and how broken bones heal. After reading examples, they examine the different types of joints. They complete a quiz on vocabulary and the functions of the bones.
Learners work with a partner to brainstorm a list of as many human body parts as possible. Using that list, they circle any one of those that are bones. They are shown a model of the human skeleton and practice locating various bones. They complete a worksheet to be used in previous lessons as well.