This activity is a great way to wrap up the Skeletal System. It can also be used as an extension activity or as an extra-credit assignment. Students have learned the many functions of the skeletal system and how it works properly. Unfortunately, things can go wrong. This activity gives them some insight and understanding of what is happening when that system is not working properly. Students are naturally curious about the ailments of each body system. Perhaps they have a relative or friend that has the disorder or they have seen a commercial advertising the medication to treat it. This activity will allow them to research and explore 8 malfunctions of their Skeletal System.
The students will define the disorder and then illustrate what is happening in the body.