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Learners dissect owl pellets, and compare, identify and record rodent skeletal parts. They compare rodent skeletal diagrams to human skeletal diagrams.
Students study the physiology of the human body. For this biology lesson, students investigate the nervous and endocrine systems. They study how our body digest and use nutrients.
First graders explore how they can help their muscles and bones grow strong through the use of physical activity.
Eighth graders explain the functions of various body systems. Using a concept map, 8th graders identify and explain the fuctions of the skeletal, skin, and muscular systems of the body. After completing their concept map, students explain how these systems are related and work in conjunction to give balance to the body.
Fifth graders learn how parts of the human body interact and how bones and muscles work together.
In this skeletal comparison worksheet, students read about the similarities and differences between human and bird skeletons. Then students complete 10 short answer questions.
Students assist in taking the meat off of cooked chicken bones. They try to assemble the chicken skeleton as best as possible, and use the meat to make chicken soup, and make mobiles from the bones.
Students 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.
Students study the differences in the dinosaur and human skeletons.  In this skeleton lesson students work in pairs, answer questions and share with the group. 
Salaries, accreditation, and health technologies, sounds like career exploration time! Kids examine everything one needs to know before going into a health career. They explore the requirements and salaries earned by EMTs, massage therapists, radiologists, and personal trainers. 
Students engage in an activity in order to review the skeletal system. They play a game composed of two teams to be played in an open area. Students pick out bones from a bag and place them in the correct space for the skeleton.
Learners name the bones in the skeletal system according to the layman and medical terms of each of the predetermined bones.
Students practice labeling the bones of a human skeleton. Students reword the song "Dry Bones" with the accurate names of the bones listed.
Students identify bones off a skeleton during quizzes; assemble disarticulated skeletons; bird, frog and rat. They dissect frogs, remove the muscle tissue, and identify of bones.
Muscles and the chemicals myosin and actin are described in the sliding filament theory by Paul Andersen using pictures on his Smart Board. Give your young scientists a clear idea of muscle contraction by showing this video.
Did you know that your bones continue to be dissolved and replaced throughout your life? Learn all about osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts in this video. The roles of different types of bone are highlighted and explained.
For this biology worksheet, students locate twenty-four terms dealing with the skeletal system. Answers are provided in various formats.
In this science related worksheet, students piece together sixteen parts of a jigsaw puzzle that deals with the human skeleton.
In this skeletal system worksheet, students review the composition of bones and compare the axial skeleton with the appendicular skeleton. This worksheet has 10 matching and 7 fill in the blank questions.
Third graders, using the jigsaw method , independently conduct internet research to build knowledge on the functions of the bones. They then cooperatively share what they have found out with their peers.