If you're studying bones and muscles and nerves in your classroom, consider the memorable experience of a chicken wing dissection. Here students will see how tendons attach muscles to bones and how ligaments connect bone to bone. If you're lucky you may find a blood vessel. Dissections allow for a depth learning that's hard to capture using photos or even videos.
- Why do muscles come in pairs?
- What connects muscles to bones?
- What connects bones to each other?
- Muscles can only pull, they cannot push
- Muscles come in pairs
- Tendons connect muscles to bones
- Ligaments connect bones to bones
- Contracting muscles may either flex or extend limbs
raw chicken wings, dissection (or small, sharp) scissors, tray
Yes! Plus extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.
About 20–30 minutes, longer with included writing assignment
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Middle School Students, Ages 11-14
- Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
- Diagrams for labeling