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Human Body: Bones, Muscles, and Skin Unit - Distance Learning Included

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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This human body unit supports 3.L.1 of the NC Essential Standards, but it is a well-rounded, fun and engaging, unit on bones, muscles, and skin for any middle to upper elementary student! This includes a virtual option. Please look at the preview to see EVERYTHING this unit includes.

I'm in charge of teaching my team's math and science and math comes first, so I need my science to be informative, fun, and not take too long on writing the information down. I love all of the foldable stuff, but it takes too long for my students. I would rather them be spending that time on a neat science activity than folding, cutting, coloring, and gluing. I found a way for the students to still be accountable, but not take much time to get the learned information down. Plus, my students' notebooks still look awesome at the end of the year!

This unit includes a lot of opportunities for fun, hands-on activities! There are 2 activities for bones, 2 for joints, 2 for muscles, 2 for skin, and 1 optional one tied to bones and joints. Check out the preview to see more in detail.

The unit test come in a paper and a Google Forms version for automatic grading!

I also included a fun, semi-interactive (not SmartBoard but student interactive) PowerPoint for students to participate in at the end of the unit. It is somewhat of a vocab review game, but really it is just a fun way to wrap up the unit that the kids love!! Check out the preview to see more in detail.


In this human body unit, students will:

•Feel their bones and use pictures to count all of their bones

•Build a play-doh structure with and without bones to observe the difference

•Do tasks to learn about the importance of the 3 major joints types

•See how difficult life would be without their opposable thumb

•Investigate owl pellets (optional)

•Do some short exercises to learn about skeletal muscles

•Make a model of an arm

•See how sensitive their skin is

•See how their bodies detect temperature

•Watch a Few Short Videos

•Learn and Have Fun!

In this unit, students will learn:

•The relationship between cells, tissues, organs, and systems

•About bones and the skeleton

•The different types of joints and their importance

•About the 3 types of muscles and the muscular system

•The main functions of the skeletal and muscular system

•The layers of skin

•The many ways skin helps us (the different parts and their jobs)

•Pertinent Vocabulary

This unit includes:

•Detailed Lesson Plans - 9 lessons; 10 sessions

•All Student Sheets (PDF, editable, and Google)

•2 Vocab Quizzes (PDF, editable, and Google)

•2 levels of Study Guides for the Unit Test (PDF and editable)

•Unit Test (PDF, editable, and Google Form)

•Word Wall Cards for the Vocabulary

•Fun PowerPoint with Student Sheet (includes Google)

•Answer Keys for anything that warrants it


If you only need a specific component of this unit, find the appropriate link below:

Human Body Word Wall: Bones, Muscles, and Skin

Bones, Muscles, and Skin Semi-Interactive PowerPoint


I have created a bundle of all of my science units! You can find it along with each of the other individual units below:

Science for the Year

Seeds and Plants Unit

Soil Unit

Landforms and Bodies of Water Unit

Matter Unit

Thermal Energy Unit

Force and Motion Unit

Earth and Space Unit

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about 120 not including editable pages and google components
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