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Students study the physiology of the human body. In this biology lesson, students investigate the nervous and endocrine systems. They study how our body digest and use nutrients.
DinoWorks is a paleontolgy kit that you can order from skullduggery.com. This resource has directions that come with it. Primary paleontolgists examine bone replicas of the Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus, and Triceratops that you prepare ahead of time. If you cannot purchase the kit, you still might find the background information included for each of the dinosaurs useful when you are teaching about fossils.
Students analyze the movements they can do with their bones, muscles and joints. They explore, have discovery and review knowledge of movement. Students are asked to find their personal space.
Seventh graders investigate the structure and function of body systems and their inter-relationships. They draw and label the major body systems, observe demonstrations of various body systems, define key vocabulary terms, and compare and contrast the various systems.
Seventh graders demonstrate the processes of science by posing questions and investigating phenomena through language, methods and instruments of science. They study the body features or systems of several animals.
Students identify some of the different species of crabs and tell how they adapt themselves to their environment. They discuss the evolution and stages of development of the crabs. They identify the Phylum Arthropoda and the Class Crustacea.
In this biology activity, 9th graders define striated and identify if the muscles of chicken's leg are striated or smooth. Then they determine how the muscles of a chicken leg are attached to the bones. Students also cut muscles away from joint and count the number of bundles they have from the leg.
Students discover an owl's diet. In this animal science lesson, students observe owl pellets, determining what the owl ate. Students put together the owl's food chain, after determining the animals in the owl's diet.
In this human tissue worksheet, students read about the 4 different tissue types in the body. Students read 4 pages about the types.
In this biology instructional activity, 4th graders use a word bank of bone vocabulary to label 15 bones on the human skeleton. They read about how there are more than 200 bones in the human body.
Students examine how muscles can work together with joints. In this movement lesson plan students use a marionette to observe how muscles work.
Third graders explain the basic healthy eating and physical activity concepts. In this healthy lifestyles lesson, 3rd graders describe two main components of a healthy lifestyle, demonstrate two different types of physical activity, and explore the MyPyramid.
Students use the web to explain how the bones serve as protection for organs in the body and recognize some of the bone structure that protect certain organs. They comprehend the different structure and functions of support tissue interconnectivly.
Students create a faux ivory napkin ring using art supplies and knowledge gained from in-class discussions and teacher supplied information in this art lesson easily adaptable to a Social Studies or Language Arts classroom.
Young scholars explore the artwork of the Indo-Hispanic holiday of Day of the Dead. They view images, define key vocabulary terms, and plan and create a two- and three-dimensional sculptural figure.
Seventh graders explore the functions of the skeletal system. They collaborate in small groups to determine the function of the skeletal system, the types of joints and movement, bone strength and growth, and bone injuries including causes, identification, and treatment.
In this biology trivia worksheet, students write short answers to 101 questions about animal classification, human anatomy, animal facts, and attributes of organisms.
Students are introduced to how to properly pin insects by reviewing insect morphology, insect orders and recognizing that the second and third thoracic segments contain large locomotor muscles that bind to the pin.
Students take a close examine animals' skeletons to see how their pelvis and femur work together for movement. By investigating their skeletons students discover the placement and functions of our own bodies. They use owl pellets in this lab.
In this ESL holiday instructional activity, students read 2 paragraphs about World Kidney Day, then complete a variety of comprehension word activities related to the article. Page is on a site with links to additional activities.