Muscular and Skeletal Systems

How do muscles move bones? Find out using a built-in-class model. Pupils construct a hand model with paper and string, then follow a series of directions to explore the movement process. Discover additional information about the muscular and skeletal systems, as well as check for understanding, through a web quest about bones, joints, and muscles. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the web quest as homework
  • Divide the class into two groups; work with the first group to create the hand model while the second group completes the web quest, then switch
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson is one of five in a human body lesson series
  • Access to a computer or mobile learning device is necessary
  • The SMART board file mentioned is not attached; however, the remaining portions may be implemented with modifications 
Pros

  • A list of modifications specific to the lesson's activities is provided
  • The lesson plan is detail 
Cons

  • Three of the eight links are broken
Common Core

NGSS