We often view skeletons and bones as something scary, but in actuality, our skeleton has a very important role in protecting our organs and allowing us to move. In this activity, students will work collaboratively to put together a human skeleton and learn about the important role of our skeleton in the process. As a group, the students can work through a reading passage about our skeleton and how it works. Then as they read about each part, they can place that part on the life-size model. In the end, the class will have a completed life-size skeleton and a better understanding of their own not-so-scary skeleton. Then students can cut out and glue their own skeleton to show what they have learned.
Big idea: The skeleton has an important role of protecting important organs and allowing movement in humans and other animals.
What’s Included in This Product
-Reading passage on PowerPoint “Our Not-So-Scary Skeleton”
-12 placards used to assemble a life-size skeleton
-Cut-and-glue skeleton student page
This activity can be purchased as part of a bundle at a discounted price through the link below.
Halloween Science Activity Bundle
This bundle includes these other Halloween science activities:
Blind As A Bat? Echolocation Activity
Force and Motion of Gliding Ghosts Investigation
Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation
Core Disciplinary Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function
All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow. (1-LS1-1)
Crosscutting Concepts: Structure and Function, Patterns, Systems and System Models
Scientific and Engineering Practices: Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world. (1-LS1-2)
Common Core State Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4
Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
K.10B – TSIET identify parts of plants such as roots, stem, and leaves and parts of animals such as head, eyes, and limbs.
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