Every first chapter of Anatomy and Physiology has a picture with many superficial and regional anatomy terms identified on the human body. It is easy to just skip these terms but many of them come up over and over again throughout the text. In 15-20 minutes, this activity will teach the students the terms and they have fun. You will have to make sure that the terms match what the students are getting in their text.
Bring scissors and masking tape and one sheet for each student.
1. Pass out the sheets to every student. Do not let them write on the sheet.
2. Go over each term, asking if anyone knows it. Many will recognize some of them. Provide tips to help them remember the terms. For example, ask what part of the body is involved in carpal tunnel syndrome. Everyone knows it is the wrist so then it is easy to remember that carpals are wrist bones.
3. Students work in pairs. They cut out the blocks and lay on the table. Student A tapes the term at the correct location on student B but they both look at each term, practice saying it and decide where it gets taped.
4. Check placement of terms when each group is finished. This is quick and they usually don't make the same mistake twice.
5. All terms are removed and Student B tapes on Student A.
6. Remind students to review terms within 24 hours or they will forget them.
7. You can also give them a picture to label the following week to help them remember.