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Students are challenged to design and construct a jointed figure that moves in a motion something like jumping jacks when a string is pulled.
The Human Skeleton
Students explore the website Visible Body and identify bones that are laid out across the classroom. In this skeleton lesson plan, students also answer short answer questions about the bones.
Students assist in taking the meat off of cooked chicken bones. They try to assemble the chicken skeleton as best as possible, and use the meat to make chicken soup, and make mobiles from the bones.
Health: The Skeleton with a Message
Students identify human muscles and bones from a cardboard skeleton, named "Mr. Skelly." Using dialog balloons as props, the teacher holds up advice from Mr. Skelly, such as noting he drinks milk to keep his bones strong. The lesson also stresses the consequences of poor health with pictures of diseased organs.
First graders put a skeleton together and draw the main bones in the body. In this skeleton lesson plan, 1st graders learn about the main bones, and draw 8 out of 10 of them correctly.
Muscular and Skeletal Systems
Fifth graders explore the muscular and skeletal system. In this science lesson plan, 5th graders discuss bones and view an x-ray. Students participate in exercises and then feel their heart beat and breathing.
Students create a simple model of the muscles in hand opening and closing the it. They make the model move a block in a specified direction.
Bill Nye "Bones and Muscles" Video
In this bones and muscles worksheet, students answer 17 short answer questions about the video "Bones and Muscles" by Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Bones and Joints-Quiz
In this bones and joints quiz learning exercise, students complete an on-line quiz, clicking on questions and matching answers, scoring 1 point for each correct answer. A printed version is available.
Students are introduced to the type of evidence that is found at a typical dinosaur dig. They create rubbing casts of bone impressions on paper and, using bones, identify dinosaurs.
Levers Change Magnitude, Speed/Distance and/or Direction of a Force
Seventh graders work through labs that allow them to explore and play with levers. For this levers lesson students explore joints and other simple devices that complete levers.
Young scholars, in teams, follow the process of design, including the stages of investigation, creation, and reflection, as they devise a way to help "save" a (simulated) pet who is trapped in a pipe.
The Human Body
Elementary schoolers use the Internet in order to explore topics related to the human body and its systems. An impressive, 15-page lesson plan that should leave your charges with a much better understanding of the human body and how its systems interact with each other. All of the websites necessary to implement the learning activities are present, and the instructions are clearly laid out. Terrific!
New! Skeletal Structures
What better way to study the structures of organisms than by creating a new being? After considering different types of skeletal supports (exoskeleton and endoskeleton), budding biogeneticists work together to create their own animals - first on paper, then using basic materials. They must decide whether an external or internal skeleton would work best, then think about how the creature will move. Depending on the background knowledge your class has, you may want to allow for some research time to look into different skeletal structures of a variety of animals to help them brainstorm. The actual time needed for the activity will vary depending on the age of the learners.
Anatomy of a Kick
Learners investigate the muscle system operating in the kick of a ball. The order in which the six muscle groups contract is noted as the movement is produced by the contraction of opposing muscles required to move a limb in opposing directions,
Skeletal System Joints
High schoolers identify the different joints in the skeletal system. In this anatomy lesson, students describe the function of each joints. They draw them and their direction of movement.
Bones, Muscles and Skin
Students determine the functions of the skin, skeletal and muscular systems, and determine how they are related. Students access online resources to research information about the bones, muscles, and skin. Then students complete a creative writing activity and an acrostic poem illustrating what they have learned.
The Human Body
An incredible series of lessons on the human body is here for you! Young scientists explore various websites, construct a skeleton using macaroni, compare/contrast a frog skeleton to a human skeleton, label the main parts of the human body, and create a clay model heart. Wow! What a lesson!
Osteoporosis has long been viewed as an "old ladies' disease," but there are many people at risk. There are also many things young people can do to reduce their risk factors. Learn about all of this and more through a comprehensive PowerPoint.
Your Energy Out
What kinds of physical activity should youngsters do more of? What kind of activities should they do enough of? What kind of activities should they do less of? Studies say that children should be doing about an hour of vigorous activity per day. Help them identify which activities to do more of and which activities to do less of.