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Creation of a Human Skeleton Using Paper

Creation of a Human Skeleton Using Paper
Creation of a Human Skeleton Using Paper
Creation of a Human Skeleton Using Paper
Creation of a Human Skeleton Using Paper
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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 skeleton out of paper, identifing bone names, articulations, and the axial and appendicular skeleton. I do not go through the skeleton before doing this activity, but rather have students use resource books and their text to identify the bones. The worksheet is a matching exercise where students must match the scientific bone name with the common bone name. I do the worksheet before the activity.

For the activity, you may want to stress that the bones can be very simplistically drawn - some students can get stressed and "opt out of instruction" if they feel their artisitic ability is going to be assessed (while others will revel at the chance to show off their artistic talent!). I draw an example pelvis and long bone on the chalkboard to alleviate any of their anxieties.

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