Skeletal System Teacher Resources

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For this biology worksheet, 9th graders label the different illustrations of movable joints. Then they describe the pivot, ball-and-socket, hinge, and gliding joints in detail. Students also list the five major functions of the skeletal system.
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. What makes this resource most useful is that it comes complete with links to a related article, a multiple-choice quiz, and printable activities including a cut-and-paste skeleton. Make no bones about it, this resource will add structure to your human body systems unit!
  Students discuss the need for humans to have a skeletal system and what would happen if we did not have bones.  In this skeletal system lesson, students label each bone in the human skeletal system as a group, and then examine two chicken bones and think about the differences between them.   
Students identify and describe the functions of bones in the body. They complete an outline and questionnaire to demonstrate knowledge.
In this skeletal system worksheet, students place the phrases that are associated with the skeletal system on the concept map at the bottom of the worksheet.
Students identify the different parts of the skeletal system. In this biology lesson plan, students put together a skeleton using an interactive website. They evaluate the accuracy of their own answers.
Bone-up on the anatomy of the human skeletal system with this richly detailed application. From stapes to femur, and every bone in-between, find its anatomical position and read about its function and physical characteristics.
Students identify and explain the purpose of some bones in the human skeleton, explain the organization of the human skeleton and develop questions about the human body and skeleton.
Students review the anatomical and common names for various parts of the skeletal system. They are able to open a file, work with the file and save their work to a disk and take home a hard copy of their work for review and study for a more comprehensive test in the future.
After a lesson on the human skeleton, hand out a worksheet 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 worksheet, why not have kids label each other. They can make labels and put them on their partners skull, scapula, femur, and patella. 
Students conduct Internet research on the different parts of the skeletal system. Then they create a model arm that demonstrates how muscle and bone work together to create movement.
Students study the body systems and their functions.  In this human body lesson plan students research the Internet on body systems and write a description of them. 
Students explore the human skeleton. In this biology instructional activity, students view a diagram of the human skeleton and identify the names of bones. Students define the role bones play in protecting the human body and construct a paper skeleton using metal clasps and paper.
In this skeletal, muscular, and integumentary system worksheet, students answer questions that describe the skeletal system and its functions. Students answer a variety of formatted questions about the muscular and integumentary system and their function.
Young scholars observe and investigate the human skeletal and muscle systems. They become aware of the versatility of movement as well as gain experience through the use of diagrams and hands on activities. An extensive vocabulary is covered within this instructional activity too.
In this skeletal system worksheet, learners will read a graphic organizer and complete 1 short answer question about the five functions of the skeleton. Then students will use a graphic organizer about muscle types to fill in a table comparing the smooth, cardiac, and skeletal muscles.
Seventh graders explain how the different human body systems work together. In this biology lesson, 7th graders create a graphic organizer using Inspiration. They complete a webquest on muscular and skeletal systems.
Fourth graders are given a scenario in the lesson that presents a problem that needs to be solved. They conduct research from multiple sources in order to gather information. This is used to contribute to possible solutions proposed by students.
Students examine human bones. In this skeletal system lesson, students review the functions and locations of bones in the human body. Students work in groups to complete an activity where they discover why bones are hollow and discuss the importance of calcium to bone growth and maintenance.
Students conduct a hands-on study of bones using a laboratory skeleton and then use media center and online resources to enhance their knowledge of the bones of the human body, including diseases and injuries to the skeletal system.