Anatomy Practicals-Life-Sized Skeletal System MEDICAL MYSTERY PBL!

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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Looking for a new way to teach Anatomy and Physiology?  Have you tried LIFE-SIZED diagrams? This is a MEDICAL MYSTERY PBL for the Skeletal System using my life-sized human body diagrams. I use these with my High School Anatomy & Physiology students. They LOVE them!! To see a video of what this looks like assembled as a single 3D body, check out this video on my blog!

My students struggle because most anatomical diagrams are small and can be difficult for them to analyze. So, I decided to create LIFE-SIZED diagrams which focus on the important structures but are RIGOROUS enough for high school Anatomy students... All in easy to interpret diagrams! This resource is drawn over 8 pages and is easily trimmed and taped together to create a large human body. They can color and label the most important structures. To see additional pictures of this activity in action in my classroom, please visit my blog!

Students become "medical specialists" as they identify the major bones as well as the interior structure of the long bone. They also research various diseases related to the system, draw x-rays of their patient's fractures, as well as prepare a presentation and infographic for patient education. To see pictures of a Gallery Walk my class created as a review at the beginning of the year, please visit this post on my blog:

This resource includes:

  • Life-sized Skeleton Diagram (8 pages) blank, anterior view
  • Life-sized Skeleton Diagram (8 pages) blank, posterior view
  • Teacher's Key & Guide with helpful hints
  • Project Requirements & Explanation
  • Rubric for Project Assessment
  • BONUS- Guided Exploration of the Long Bone w/ Large Diagram (great for review or enrichment)

See it in action on my blog at


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