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Students examine human anatomy with a focus on the knee joint. In groups, they research the chemical makeup of human bones and explain the different types of joints found in the body. To end the lesson, they identify the other structures needed in order for movements and describe the most common knee injuries and their treatment.
Here is a unique resource: cut-out diagrams of parts of the human anatomy. Included are half of the ribcage, a cross section of the head and brain, and cross sections of the abdomen. An informational page of teacher's notes is provided but it does not explain exactly what is to be done with the handouts. One idea is to use them as a starting point for creating extra-large paper dolls displaying different body systems. Another is to track down more of the Pearson Publishing Body Kit diagrams through an online search so that learners do not need to draw them.
Convey the structure and function of muscles to your class with this PowerPoint. It explains how muscles are composed of bundles of cells and fibers, that there are three muscle types, and that contraction is either voluntary or involuntary. Fun facts are included throughout, and the presentation concludes by having viewers journal what they have learned.
Students explore the human body by conducting an exercise in class. In this human anatomy lesson, students view a diagram of the human body and identify the specific bones and joints that allow us to perform specific exercises like running, jumping and throwing. Students discuss the importance of joints and ways to keep them healthy.
Students research the human muscular and skeletal systems. In this muscular and skeletal system lesson, students use Internet resources to examine the two human systems. They learn associated vocabulary and word process the definitions. They include the definitions of three terms and digital pictures of teammates skeletal and muscular systems in a Power Point presentation.