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Skeletal and Muscular System Unit

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Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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33 plus digital activities
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Need lessons and activities to help you teach your students about the skeletal and muscular systems? This human body unit includes classroom decor poster sets, nonfiction texts, a hands-on activity, three pages of doodle sketch notes, two flipbooks, a review sheet, and an assessment. Students will walk away with a good understanding of the parts, functions, and examples of each human body system and how they work with other body systems. Print and digital components are available!

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This skeletal and muscular body systems unit includes:

  • Classroom decor posters for students to visualize and reference bone, cartilage, ligament, joint, marrow, smooth muscle, skeletal muscle, and cardiac muscle.
  • Two nonfiction packets (one for each system). Packets will give students essential vocabulary terms, detail important information they need to know and include checkpoint and comprehension questions.
  • Digital Google Slide version of the skeletal and muscular system non-fiction packet. This comes with teacher tips and tricks to make distribution and implementation seamless.
  • Hands-on activity that has students use simple household materials to replicate the layers of the bone
  • Doodle sketch notes - These make for a great reference or review sheet. Studies show that students will learn and retain information more deeply when coloring or drawing is involved in their learning. Utilizing both sides of the brain will allow them to make deeper connections to the concept. Sketch notes review the parts, function, and how the system works and connects to other human body systems. Two sets are included - blank and scaffolded to help you differentiate instruction.
  • Two flipbooks: includes a student information sheet and rubric to use for grading
  • Digital Google Slide skeletal and muscular system review activity flipbook
  • Review sheet
  • Muscular system web activity - Students will navigate to
  • Assessment

Teacher feedback:

  • I purchased this resource a couple of years ago and used the paper printed out book. The students loved coloring and doing something different that just notes. This year with distance learning, I have used the Digital Reading Resource. AMAZING! I am thankful 2 times over for this purchase.
  • I loved this resource! It was challenging for struggling readers, but we were able to work through it together.
  • This bundle is informational and challenging for students which makes it perfect. It is really to use and provides a lot of information. The activities are interesting and my students were completely engaged while using them.

Activities and lessons included in this unit:

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33 plus digital activities
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. Emphasis is on the conceptual understanding that cells form tissues and tissues form organs specialized for particular body functions. Examples could include the interaction of subsystems within a system and the normal functioning of those systems. Assessment does not include the mechanism of one body system independent of others. Assessment is limited to the circulatory, excretory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, and nervous systems.
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. Examples of structures could include thorns, stems, roots, colored petals, heart, stomach, lung, brain, and skin. Assessment is limited to macroscopic structures within plant and animal systems.
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


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