Skeletal System Teacher Resources
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How the Body Works - Bones
Coming soon: A full-length video about bones. Don't disregard this in the meantime, however. It's a valuable introduction that you could insert into your lesson about the skeletal system. With a silly Texas accent, the narrator covers how many bones we have, what the role of the skeletal system is, the largest and smallest bones, different types of bones, and even names the more significant bones.
2 mins 3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Bones in Your Body
The hip bone's connected to the...? Support young scientists with learning about the human skeleton with this fun skeletal system printable. Given pictures of the major bones in the human body, students must cut them out and correctly assemble them before labeling each part.
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Life-Size Printout: Adult, Modern Homo Sapiens
This set of printable skeletons will make a perfect addition to any class learning about life science. Including life-size displays of both an adult and juvenile skeleton, this resource will engage young scientists as they learn about the structure of the human body.
1st - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Our Skeletal System
Through a research project, learners explore the skeletal system. First, they name the purpose of the skeletal system, to provide support, protection, and movement. Then, they conduct research using the sites listed to find out information about a particular part of the skeletal system.
How 'bout them bones!
After a lesson on the human skeleton, hand out a learning exercise that requires learners to identify the pelvis, rib cage, skill, spine, and thigh bones. They draw a line from the name of the bone to its location on the skeleton. Tip: Instead of a learning exercise, why not have kids label each other.
Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints
Strengthen understanding of the musculoskeletal system with a structured lesson! Begin with a discussion of bones, joints, and muscles. Have small groups read assigned articles and watch videos to gather information and then write a radio commentary of how the body parts work in a sports action.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Skeletal System?
Students investigate the human skeletal system. In this biology lesson, students trace the outline of their body onto butcher paper and fill in the names of the bones. Students use an overhead transparency of the human skeletal system to check their work.
4th - 8th Science
The Human Body- Skeletal System
Sixth graders record a video. In this skeletal system lesson plan, 6th graders review what they already know about the skeletal system and then watch a presentation. Students work in groups to discuss what they learned and write a script for a video they will record.
Study Jams! Skeletal System
A dazzling display colorful computer-generated images, x-rays, and photographs create a comprehensive introduction to the skeletal system. With 12 slides in all, aspiring anatomists learn that there are 206 bones in the human body and how bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments both support the body and contribute to its movement.
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Skeletal System And External Body Development Of A Full Term Fetus
Students explore the skeletal system and external body development of a full term fetus. In this biology lesson plan, students learn that growth of a full-term fetus' skeletal system and external body parts become more detailed and distinct throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy.
7th - 10th Science