Even older kids appreciate this hands on approach when learning the skeletal system. The illustrations of the human skeleton and bones are simple without being juvenile. Kids can use the included labels by turning them over to test their learning.
By starting with the scientific phenomena, you'll be intrigued and excited to dig deeper into the why’s and how’s of each scientific concept. These labs are a part of a complete unit of study on Bones, Muscles, & Nerves geared to a middle school audience (grades six through eight).
Where are the various bones located?
How do bones fit together?
Which bones come in pairs and which are unique?
Bone and joint identification
Classification of joints
Copies of paper bones and labels (included), reference books and or model (optional)
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Bones, Muscles, & Nerves Collection
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
Middle School Students, Ages 11-14
• Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
• Diagrams for labeling
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