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Bones in your Body

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The ankle bone's connected to the leg bone. The leg bone's connected to the knee bone. The knee bone's connected to the...  Bones play a very important role in the function of our bodies. They protect our organs and provide support for...
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Space, Gravity, and the Human Body

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
What happens to the human skeleton when it has been in space for an extended time? What does a reduced-gravity environment do to our bodies? Can we learn about our own skeletons by taking apart a chicken carcass? Explore the concepts...
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Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints - Dem Bones

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Ten pieces that make up a human skeleton are printed on this handout. Anatomists cut them out, affix them to another sheet of paper, then label the major bones. With this assignment, pupils review the skeletal system and you will find...
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Skeletons Reveal Human and Chimpanzee Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ardipithecus ramidus shares features with both humans and chimpanzees. Learn about where Ardi, humans, and chimps fit in the tree of life by comparing anatomical features including the foot, pelvis, and teeth. After exploring those...
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Stickleback Film with Quiz: Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies

For Students 9th - 12th
The pelvic bone's connected to the...nothing in the stickleback fish, because it doesn't have one. Young biologists watch a video about the evolution of the stickleback fish living in Alaskan lakes. It turns out that they lost their...
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Chicago Adventure, Part Four: Rodents of Unusual Size (And Other Mammals, Too)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Chicago Field Museum is home to some amazingly large creatures! The installment from a larger mammals playlist takes young biologists on a tour of the mammal curation labs. Experts explain the specimen collection in terms of their...
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Chicago Adventure, Part Three: Little Skeletons

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do museums keep up with all of the tiny creatures they collect? Go behind the scenes through a video from a larger playlist covering mammals. The narrator shows how skeletal parts are numbered, then examines the museum's collection...
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The First Brachiosaurus

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know when they've discovered something new? Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth using an interesting video, which is part of Brain Scoop's Fossils and Geology playlist. The narrator examines the...
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Siats Meekerorum

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists find and name 30-40 new dinosaurs every year. A timely video discusses the siats meekerorum, one relatively newly discovered dinosaur. It explains the pieces scientists found and how they use those to better understand the...
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What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
3:20
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Biomechanical Modeling

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
What does modeling have to do with bones? A video introduces us to Dr. Prinold, a biomechanical engineer. Dr. Prinold is working at modeling the forces incurred on a child's ankle. The idea is that the model will help doctors understand...
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Human Skeleton Anatomy Activity

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Young biologists piece together the puzzle of the human body with this simple anatomy worksheet. Presented with a picture of the human skeleton, students are challenged with the task of correctly identifying the 27 bones indicated on the...
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Classroom Dinosaur Dig

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young paleontologists roll up their sleeves and get a little dirty in this hands-on unit on dinosaurs. Over the course of these seven lessons young scientists learn about these giant reptiles while excavating and assembling a T-rex...
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Skeletal Structures

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What better way to study the structures of organisms than by creating a new being? After considering different types of skeletal supports (exoskeleton and endoskeleton), budding biogeneticists work together to create their own animals -...
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The Skeleton

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Don't be chicken to try a lesson plan that compares the anatomy of birds to humans. Read the background information so you don't have to wing it when it comes to the anatomy of a chicken. Prepare cooked chicken bones by soaking them in a...
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Invertebrate Diversity

For Students 6th - 12th
Comparative anatomy prevails in the lesson exploring diversity among invertebrates. Biologists examine physical characteristics of an earthworm from phylum annelida and a meal worm from phylum insecta. They also inspect a cricket and a...
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Engineering Bones

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the features of a prosthetic limb and explain how engineers are involved in the prosthetic design.  In this bone engineering lesson students describe the design criteria that goes into choosing the materials that go...
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The Amazing Skeletal System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A video sparks learners' interests in the skeletal system. After discussing the purpose of having bones, pupils examine a sample paper skeleton then build their own in pairs. Class members independently build a second skeleton, paying...
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Identification Adventure

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewPut all the pieces together. After a skeleton is put together, pupils play the scientist to determine the type of animal they have by using a classification tree to narrow down the identity. After each decision, they gain advice from an...
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Model of Prosthetic Leg

For Teachers 5th Standards
Give the class a leg up in their understanding of engineering. A STEM activity has learners design a prosthetic leg that can kick a ball. They build a prototype of the prosthetic, keeping track of the design costs associated with their...
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What is the Skeletal System?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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Sensory and Motor Mechanisms

For Students 9th - 12th
Advanced biology pupils name the function of each individual structure on figures of the eye and the ear. They describe the purpose of the skeleton and how it works with the muscles to create movement. Finally, they label a large diagram...
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Bent Out of Joint!

For Teachers 3rd
A well-designed lesson plan on the skeletal system awaits your students. They perform hands-on explorations of common items, view a PowerPoint presentation, and utilize other visuals to be able to identify a hinge, ball and socket, and...
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Eyewitness Skeleton

For Students 3rd - 12th
In this skeleton worksheet, students answer questions about the skeleton and specific bones. Students answer 11 questions about the skeleton.