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Kathleen Westrich
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"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art & science [Einstein]".
 
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I use this lesson in my anatomy course during the digestive system unit, but it would also be good for a health/nutrition course. In this les...
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This lesson is a one page essay about the heart and blood flow with 52 words missing from it. (A portion of this is available for preview.) The w...
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In this lesson, students fill in the blanks on a flowchart that explains the path that a glass of water takes through the organs of the digestive...
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This activity consists of a worksheet with 15 randomly spaced boxes, each box containing a only a portion of a complete paragraph. Students are t...
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Included are directions for a hands-on activity and a worksheet. In the activity, students (individually or in pairs) build their own human skele...
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This lesson includes student instructions and expectations and a grading checklist for a research project on burns of the skin. I use this projec...
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Included is a student handout detailing expectations and examples for writing a story or poem about bones and the skeletal system. I require stud...
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Buyer re: Creation of a Human Skeleton Using Paper
I am reading the question below, which is the same as mine. So do you have another resource where the bones are pictured to print out ? (I am still a bit lost.) If not, where did you get your bone handout ?
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Kathleen Westrich  (TpT Seller)
Hello, I have an old skeleton handout from Science Kit (I think that's where it was from), but truly you could use any labelled picture of the skeleton - most biology and anatomy textbooks have one, and there are many online you could use. I don't give them a template at all. I have them label a picture on their own first, then talk through it, helping them with any they miss and generally explaining their connections. Then I give them the activity. They are totally on their own with how they create it. (I know teachers that let them use any material at all... I saw a cool one made of springs! I don't have access to those materials, which is why we just use paper). Hope this helps. Just search Skeleton Diagram under Google Images and I'm sure you'll find a diagram to use.
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Allen Berg  (TpT Seller) re: Creation of a Human Skeleton Using Paper
Dear Kathleen Westrich,

I am totally new to this website so your product description is only my second look at an educational activity offering (the first was "Pop Goes the Classroom" which has classroom questions and student research ideas directly related to current popular movies: Avatar and now Sherlock Holmes...)

I am unclear about how the students make the skeleton paper parts, which are then assembled as a full model...
1. Do you provide template patterns for folding and gluing the paper into miniature 3-Dimensional "bones"...?
2. Do students all use the same Visual Reference (book illustration or online graphics, etc. or are various Visual References used...?

Thank you for helping me understand the contents of your "resource download" student activity project.

Allen Berg
kasha8888@yahoo.com
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Kathleen Westrich  (TpT Seller)
Hello Allen, No I don't give the students templates. I use a handout of the skeleton that they label the bones on first (I talk through it afterwards to make sure they have the correct names), and they use this as their primary guide, and their textbook, for creating the skeletons. I have had students in the past fold their paper into tubes to make the skeleton 3D, but I let them choose to do this. I have also seen teachers require this as a take-home project, where they require students to get creative and use other materials than paper (wire, pipe cleaners, even very heavy one made with metal pipes!) These were pretty awesome looking, but I don't have a student body conducive to this. Good luck, any other questions let me know!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 13 years in a large urban high school. The courses I have taught include: Biology, IB Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Biotechnology, and Medical Biology.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use a lot of hands-on activities and inquiry-based labs. The paper activities I create are used to reinforce or practice what students have learned. I believe that all student work should serve as an assessment tool to gauge their understanding. The majority of my labs are inquiry based; students are given background information, and then must form their own questions and design their own experiments.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I became a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescence and Young Adulthood (AYA) Science in 2006!!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.S. & M.S. in Biology (M.S. emphasis on Molecular & Evolutionary Genetics). My teaching licenses include Biology, Broad Field, and Chemistry.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm an Associate Lecturer of classroom management courses at UW-Milwaukee. I was also an Adjunct Faculty member at National-Louis University in their Masters program in Curriculum & Instruction. I am also a National Trainer of the classroom management model Cooperative Discipline by Dr. Linda Albert.

GRADES

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

SUBJECTS

Anatomy, Biology