THIS IS A BUNDLED UNIT OF STUDY IN Word FORMAT.
How to Use This Unit – Skeletal System TpT
This is an introductory unit on the human skeletal system for the high school student. It may be used on its own or with supplemental material. All assignments come with teacher KEY. This unit includes 5 assignments (matching, label-the-skeleton, Q & A and a drag and drop that may be used as a cut and paste activity), 2 open notes assignments, plus a sheet with 4 interactive websites for loads of fun.
1. I begin by introducing the open notes (fill-in-the-blank) using a Promethean Board on annotate or any other projector. The students fill in the blanks with prompting from the teacher (who has the key!).
2. The students then receive a copy (either electronic or paper) of “Skeletal System Open Notes Worksheet” to be completed along with the completed open notes. The questions go in order – no tricks or surprise; no searching a 2-page document for an answer. This is an introductory assignment.
3. Next we complete the “Skeleton Fill-in” also using a Promethean Board on annotate or any other projector. The scientific term for the bones are discussed and filled in on the blank sheet by the student.
4. The “Skeleton D & D” (drag and drop) is an assignment that I would normally put into an accessible website such as blackboard so the students can manipulate it by dragging the appropriate terms to the correct anatomical position. Instead, this sheet can be handed out to the students, the students can cut out the picture and the terms, then paste the terms in the correct position on the skeleton.
5. The “Skeletal System Study Sheets” is a 6 page long assignment in a 14 point font that includes several paragraphs of information and then questions to be answered from the reading. Then some more paragraphs, and some more questions. This assignment is filled with interesting facts and valuable information in reference to the skeletal system. This is a great assignment that will take at least a 50-minute class period.
6. I’ve compiled 4 interactive websites on the human skeletal system that the students can access and participate in. Sometimes I’ll just take one of the websites and tack it on to the end of an assignment, or the students will access all four websites during one 50-minute class period. I have the students snip/screenshot the results and paste the results to a Word doc then drop the doc in a drop box as proof of completion for credit. You can use these websites any way you’d like.
7. The “Joints and Skeletal Disorders Open Notes” can then be completed along with the accompanying worksheet.
I give a lot of electronic assignments to be completed by the student on a laptop then submitted in a drop box such as Black Board, Schoology or School Space. In order to do this effectively, I create Word assignments without using lines for answers. Trying to type an answer on a line just makes the line shift on the document. So instead of a line, I use two red asterisks (this is so fast and easy to create). The students place their cursor between the two red asterisks and begin typing their answers (or their name, date, etc., wherever they need to type information). This makes it easy for them to see that they’ve answered the question (in red) and I can easily grade the assignment electronically (I’m always looking for the red answers!). Any of these assignments can easily be made into a printed paper copy with little to no modification of the original document whatsoever. Just print! Gotta love Word!