This is a 1,000 slide interactive PowerPoint roadmap of the skeletal system and includes critical class notes (red slides), amazing visuals, built-in hands-on activities with instructions, many questions and answers, fantastic video links, built-in quizzes, end of the unit graded quiz, 2 page homework, answer key, lesson notes with visuals, and much more. Recently added is a build a working biomechanical hand set of slides with instructions and visuals.
This PowerPoint begins with a picture of a pancake and reference that this is you without a skeletal system. The three types of bone cells are addressed in a step by step process and color coded text makes following simple for the students. A question about the number of bones in an adult human is presented and then answered. How bones form from cartilage is addressed and students are asked to feel their nose and ears to get a feel for the difference b/t the two. The functions of the skeletal system are described in a step by step process and the concept Form Follows Function addressed. A neat series of slides follow that has the students try and guess the animal only looking at the skeleton. A picture of the actual animal follows. The function of protection gets some special treatment and students compare the rib cage to a shark cage and also learn how the skull protects the brain. TBI Traumatic Brain Injury is addressed and link to a video. Another link to video of a crash test with and without seat belts. The message is very clear. Students learn about bone marrow and its role. Student learn to identify yellow (fat) and red (blood) marrow. Students learn about compact and spongy bone and learn to identify b/t the two. Student learn with visuals the categories of bones and then go through a series of challenges to correctly identify them. Color coded text and pictures unfold nicely here. A link to a video and skeleton song provided. Osteoporosis is described and students identify close-up of weakened bone tissue. Students then learn about tendons and ligaments (I addressed it here rather than the muscular system for an upcoming activity). After learning the two, students stand and make a T for Tendon and L (finger and thumb) for Ligament. A series of ten visual slides have the students using their skills and moving. A really neat activity has the students make a hinge joint with Popsicle sticks and elastics. They identify the bones, Ligaments,and Tendons, as they build a working arm. Directions and step by step visuals make this lab a snap. A review activity at the end has the students describe all the parts of the arm and skeletal system. After some more review and some links to some great virtual websites students partake in a smart board like activity. Teacher minimizes out of the slideshow and assists students on their computer by moving a jumbled pile of bones to create a human skeleton. Teacher controls the movement but I make my students go to the board and pretend to move the bones into position as I drag them. A few more great links are provided and then the major bones of the human body are addressed one at a time. A fantastic new activity has the students build a working biomechanical had out of straws, string, tape, and some sturdy paper. Step by step instructions with visuals make the construction process a snap. Student label the bones and tendons at the end as they get to move each finger and see how a hand works. A quiz at the end of the slideshow has the students name many common bones on the human body. The images are X-rays and the students need to name several bones that have colored outlines around them. The question is preview one last time before the answer is revealed so students can grade themselves and the teacher can check for understanding. The joints of the human body are addressed in step by step process. A series of slide relates the movement of these joints to common moving items. Students partake in a series of challenge questions here. Injuries such as fractures, sprains, and dislocations are addressed and again students need to answer a series of visuals questions after learning the terms. Answers are provided. The color coding and images are great. A series of hidden box games conclude this PowerPoint that have the students guess the hidden picture beneath some shapes. Each slide removes more of the shapes blocking the picture. This is a very interactive and engaging lesson that your students will enjoy.
Also included is a my TBI Traumatic Brain Injury Lesson and Interview / Reading with former NFL Player.
The PowerPoint presentation discusses the skull and its important role in protecting the brain. The protective layers just above the brain and are discussed with visuals. A neat demonstration shows the importance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). A teacher places a raw egg in a bottle with lid and without any fluid (water). Teacher shakes the bottle and the egg breaks easily. Teacher repeats but this time adds fluid (water) and the egg is not damaged. This shows the importance of CSF fluid and sets up TBI Traumatic Brain Injury Well. TBI is discussed in a step by step process. Some slides discuss the importance of wearing seatbelts and helmets. A video link shows the impact of a crash test dummy with and without a seatbelt. An emotional link to a story of a teenager who is dealing with TBI is provided (just a few minutes). Many visuals of collisions and sports are provided with sound effects.
A link is provided to an NPR interview with former NFL Player Sean Morey from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Students can listen to the interview or read the interview. Teacher can copy and paste the FULL STORY. Link is enclosed. A worksheet is also provided that has the students answer WHO?, What Symptoms? Why is this happening? and Is this worth the Risk (Opinion)? The discussions that emerged from this lesson were great and the lesson may go longer then expected. This lesson is one small part of my skeletal system lesson and Human Body Systems Unit that I offer on TpT.
Human Body and Health Topics Unit on TpT
Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit
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Human Body System and Health Topics Unit Samples, Homework, Notes, PowerPoint Freebies
Levels of Biological Organization Lesson (400 Slides) HW, Notes, and More
Skeletal System Lesson (660 Slides) HW, Notes, and More
Muscular System Lesson (400 Slides) HW, Notes and more
Levels of Biological Organization, Skeletal System, Muscular System Review Game (FREE)
Molecules of Life, Healthy Eating and Healthy Living, Eating Disorders, Junk Food, Fast Food, Obesity, and much more
Circulatory System Lesson (950 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
Respiratory System Lesson and Anti-Tobacco (750 Slides) HW, Notes, and more
Circulatory and Respiratory Systems PowerPoint Review Game with Answer Key (FREE)
Digestive System Lesson (680 Slides( HW, Notes, and much more
Excretory System Lesson (350 Slides) HW, Notes and more.
Brain, Nervous System Lesson (1600 Slides) HW, and much more.
Nervous System PowerPoint Reveiw Game with Answer Key (FREE)
Immune System, HIV, AIDS, STD's (975 Slides) HW, Notes, and more
Human Reproductive System, Immune System, HIV, AIDS, and STD's PowerPoint Review Game with Answer Key (FREE)
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The Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit includes a 13 Part interactive and engaging PowerPoint Presentation of 10,000+ slides with built-in class notes (Red Slides), lab activities with built-in instructions and questions, project ideas, discussion questions, built-in quizzes, step by step drawings, challenge questions with answers and much more. Text is always in large print (32 font) and is placed at the top of each slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Also included is a 38 page assessment / bundled homework package that chronologically follows the PowerPoint slideshow, as well as a 36 page modified assessment. 60 pages of class notes with visuals are included for students who may require support, as well as answer keys to both of the assessments for support professionals, teachers, and homeschool parents. 108 video links (.flv files) are provided and a slide within the slideshow cues teacher / parent when the videos are most relevant to play. Video shorts usually range from 2-7 minutes and are included in organized folders. Five PowerPoint review games (125+ slides each) are included. Answers to the PowerPoint review games are provided in PowerPoint form so students can self-assess. Lastly, several class games such as guess the hidden picture beneath the boxes, crossword puzzles, and the find the hidden owl somewhere within the slideshow are provided.
The Entire Human Body Unit:
Areas of focus: Form Follows Function concept spread throughout. Levels of biological organization, cell basics, cells of the body, tissues, organs, organ systems, homeostasis, functions of the skeletal system, categories of bones, marrow, bones of the human body, bone disease, types of joints, muscular system, connective tissues, ligaments, tendons, muscles and energy use, types of muscle tissue, muscle fibers and movement, common muscles, biological molecules and important nutrients to the body (extensive), learning the contents of junk food, calories, obesity, fast food, eating disorders, anabolic steroids, digestive system, mechanical and chemical digestion, taste, enzymes, swallowing reflex, esophagus and peristalsis, organs of the GI Tract, focus on chemical digestion, duodenum,stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small intestine, villi and surface area, large intestine, appendix, rectum, cardiovascular system, cellular respiration, functions of the circulatory system, movement of blood, focus on the heart, blood vessels, cardiovascular disease, contents of blood, blood types, functions of the respiratory system, the nose, epiglottis, larynx and vocal cords, trachea, bronchus, lungs, alveoli, diaphragm, lung capacity, dangers of smoking, cancer, how to avoid cancer, skin cancer, what's inside a cigarette, smoking and advertising, excretory system, kidneys, urine, inside the nephron, ureters, bladder, urethra, kidney's role in detoxifying, cirrhosis of the liver, integumentary system (skin), functions of the skin, anatomy of skin, fingerprints, nervous system, stimulus, anatomy of a neuron, types of neurons, voluntary and involuntary functions, central and peripheral nervous systems, regions of the brain and roles, right brain vs. left brain, spinal cord injuries, anatomy of the eye and sight, lenses, rods and cones, night vision, anatomy of the nose and smell, dangers of inhalants, anatomy of the ear and hearing, noise induced hearing loss, sense of touch, the adolescent brain -whoa!, lobes of the brain, endocrine system, glands, hormones, activities in your body, endocrine system vs. nervous system, exocrine glands, puberty, body stability, parenting, male and female reproductive systems, sex cells, chromosomes, fertilization, menstrual cycle, placenta, embryo development, dangers of smoking and drinking while pregnant, immune system, diseases, how diseases are spread, the immune response, vaccines, virus prevention, HIV, HIV transmission, abstinence vs. prevention, AIDS, STD's, and much more. Difficulty rating 7/10
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Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit
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