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High schoolers analyze and examine the anatomy of bones and bone conditions. In this bone anatomy instructional activity, students analyze and examine the structural properties of bones. They explain the relationship between osteoblasts and osteoclasts and describe the changes in bone due to osteoporosis.
Young scholars study the skeleton, about the number of and types of bones in the body, and how outer space affects astronauts' bones. They discover how to take care of their bones here on Earth to prevent osteoporosis, or, weakening of the bones. This lesson clearly outlines the foods and types of exercise that promote healthy bones.
Sixty multiple-choice questions test on a variety of first year chemistry subjects. In order to succeed, exam takers must be competent with properties of elements, stoichiometry problems, gas laws, bond dissociation, and types of reactions. A page is provided that displays a comprehensive chart of abbreviations and symbols, constants, and the periodic table. Also, an answer key is provided for teachers. This is a top-notch exam!
Students share their knowledge of England, then read a news article about Prince Charles's anticipated visit to the U.S. In this current events activity (written prior to Prince Charles's visit), the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Four lessons make up this mini unit about atomic structure and spectra. A pretest is provided to give an idea of what is already known about the atom. Through a series of demonstrations and lecture, you present the information to young chemists. They construct a fruit model of the boron atom. They fill in a chart using the periodic table of elements. They compare and contrast two potatoes as an example of how isotopes are related. Asides from the dissection of a fried fish head, this is a terrific set of lessons for introducing the atom and radioactivty.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”—Nelson Mandela. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson nine of 20 introduces food labels to the class. What are food labels? What do they mean? How can they be helpful in choosing what to eat or drink? The class participates in an activity called Crack the Code to help them decipher a food label. Then they practice their round-house kicks before putting together snap/round-house kick combinations, and thrust/round-house combinations. They will use shields and targets for variety.
Fifth graders observe real bones and models to learn about the structure and function of the skeletal system. In this skeletal system lesson, 5th graders manipulate objects and models of bones. They handle real bones and determine the structure of the bone and the approximate age of the organism that it belonged to.
Suggestions and reproducible bone and muscle drawings are included in this resource. They are intended for use when having your class create life-sized paper models of different human body systems. You will find terrific ideas for your upper elementary or junior high biologists. You can find other "Giant Body Kit" parts via the Lesson Planet website so that you have more than just part of the skeleton and some muscle to work with.
Bridge the gap between health and food for your special needs class. Through discussion and handouts, they will be introduced to the basics regarding the vitamins and minerals we get from eating healthy foods. They work to identify healthy food items based on the class discussion.
Designed to accompany the 13-minute video The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes (available on YouTube or the publisher's website), this handout serves as both a viewing guide during the video and an analysis of how the adaptations of the icefish might help treat some human ailments. Additionally, there is an extension activity, which includes an essay outline for budding biologists to write more in depth about the potential benefits to human health that could come from understanding more about the icefish. Add more time to the recommended duration if you choose to have your class do the extension activity.