Skeletal System Teacher Resources
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Draw Inside The Human Body
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the drawing of the anatomy of the human body. They conduct research using a variety of resources and create a drawing on the ground with sidewalk chalk. Students also view models of the body as an aide for the drawing.
2nd - 5th Health
Students explore early hominid evolution as they analyze bones that share characteristics of both apes and humans. Students compare and contrast key skeletal differences between chimpanzees and humans. In groups, they sort and group a set of mixed bones of chimpanzees and human.
7th - 12th Science
Dancing Skeleton Puppets
Students experience, explore and study the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. They assess the importance of having bones, identify the different bones that we have in our body and encounter how to make a skeleton and decorate it in celebration of this special holiday.
K Social Studies & History
Trails of Understanding: The Earliest Immigrants
Students research Native American tribes. In this human migration instructional activity, students determine how tribes lived and established cultures. Students create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Death On Board La Belle: Finding Clues from Old Bones
Students practice analyzing skeletal remains for clues by using the Internet. In this scientific investigation lesson, students research the La Belle shipwreck using the Internet and written materials, later completing a Skeletal Report Form in order to organize information about the victims.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Students examine human anatomy by creating a prosthetic limb. In this medical engineering lesson, students view numerous images of prosthetics used in science today and define several medical terms associated with prosthetics. Students collaborate in groups and create prosthetics from household objects which they critique afterwards.
4th - 7th Science