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Learning Exercise: Skeletal System

Skeletal System
Students will be exposed to a lecture on the human skeletal system, using a human skeleton. Covers the parts of the bones, various bones and the different joints of the skeletal system.
Course: 7th grade Life Science


Submitted by:
sepalika wickremasinghe
Date Last Modified:
December 10, 2007


Teacher will add the following words and their definitions to the word bank:ligament, bone marrow, skeleton, joint. Teacher will explain the various components of the skeletal system by using colred transaprencies, and a porkchop to help students feel and understand the cross sections of a bone with bone marrow. Teacher will use life size skeleton to explain the various joints. Teacher will now have a volunteer read the worksheets and stop reader periodically to explain concepts. Worksheet 1 A. Write True or False 1. YOur skeleton is made up of bones 2. Bones are hard all the way through 3. Cartilage keeps some bones from rubbing against each other. 4. All bones are the same size and shape. 5. The bones in your head are called ribs. B. Write a sentence to answer each question. 1. How is the inside of the bones differnt from the outside? 2. What can cartilage do that bones cannot do? C. Write one or more sentences to answer the questions. Look at a picutr of a human skeletaon. What parts of your body do you think have small bones? What part do you think have long bones?
Worksheet 2 A. Write the missing word or words in each sentence. 1. An elbow is a ____________ joint. 2. Pivot joints let bones __________. 3. There is a ball and socket joint in your ____________________. 4. People can bend over and touch their toes because of _____________ joints in the spine. B. Write one or more sentences to answer the questions. Suppose that people had fixed joints in their spines instead of sliding joints. Could they move as easily? Why or why not?



  • Middle School


Human Skeletal System. Parts of a bone, cartilage, joints (ball and socket, pivot, hinge, sliding, fixed joints)


Cell Biology. The organization of the body (cells makes up tissues, tissues, makeup organs, and two or more organs make up an organ system)

Learning Objectives

Students be able to explain how bones and muscles work together to provide a structural framework for movement. (5.c)

Type of Task

  • Teacher-centered


See Assessment in "Muscle System."