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Three lessons on the bovine skeletal system make up this mini-unit. They all include an attention-grabbing opening, some direct instruction, guided practice, and independent practice. Unfortunately a textbook and model of the cow's skeleton are heavily relied upon, so if you do not have these resources, you may need to seek replacements online, such as diagrams or interactive labeling games on Agripedia.
Students study bone size, structure and shape. They use various geometrical shapes to make a skeleton and produce a poster depicting the skeletal system and its functions. They arrange the pictures into the five sections, glue on poster paper and color and use magic markers to write facts next to each section.
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.
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!
Fifth graders learn about and research bone health. In this skeletal system lesson, 5th graders listen to a song about the skeletal system, brainstorm the names of as many bones as possible and then view the skeletal system. Students review each bone listed and point to it on their own body. Students complete research on how to keep their bones healthy.