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Core Knowledge Foundation

The Human Body—Systems and Senses Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Nine lessons over three weeks explore the human body through read-alouds. Third graders listen to and discuss a reading followed by extension activities, including word work and comprehension practice. Learners draft a narrative essay.
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Unit Plan
Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning

Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
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Activity
American Museum of Natural History

Buried Bones

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Patience is the name of the game. Using Plaster of Paris and chicken bones, learners simulate an archeological dig site. They excavate the chicken bones over a period of several days using tools and a large amount of patience.
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This?: Early Humans

For Students 6th - 12th
Early humans crafted shelters out of whatever materials they could find. A one-question quiz asks learners to identify the type of bones used to construct the hut pictured in a display.
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Unit Plan
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

The Human Body

For Teachers 1st
Nothing is more relevant than the study of the human body. A series of 10 human body lessons begins with growth, ends with reproduction, and hits all the major systems in between. Each lesson provides opening and closing activities as...
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Purdue University

Model of Prosthetic Leg

For Teachers 5th Standards
Give the class a leg up in their understanding of engineering. A STEM activity has learners design a prosthetic leg that can kick a ball. They build a prototype of the prosthetic, keeping track of the design costs associated with their...
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Teach Engineering

Bone Mineral Density Math and Beer's Law

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hop into a resource on Beer's Law. A PowerPoint presentation introduces Beer's law as part of calculating bone density from X-ray images in the sixth lesson in the series of seven. Individuals work on practice problems with this law and...
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Teach Engineering

Linear Regression of BMD Scanners

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Objects may be more linear than they appear. Scholars investigate the relationship between the number of bone mineral density scanners in the US and time. Once they take the natural logarithm of the number of scanners, a linear...
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Teach Engineering

Bone Density Math and Logarithm Introduction

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do logarithms have to do with bone density? Scholars learn that the equation for bone density includes logarithms. The majority of the third instructional activity of seven is devoted to logarithms and their properties.
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Teach Engineering

Exploring Bone Mineral Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bone up on bone density. The second installment of the seven-part series has pupils read articles on two different websites to learn about bone density and its measurement, as well as X-rays and other imaging tools. A quiz assesses their...
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Teach Engineering

What Makes Our Bones Strong?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
So is that what you meant by rubber legs? The activity has pairs subject a chicken bone to vinegar and observe what happens over a period of days. Individuals then write up a lab report and document their observations and findings. 
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Teach Engineering

Skeletal System Overview

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
It is best to know all about the skeletons in the closet. The third segment in a five-part series focuses on bone structure, development and growth, and functions. Class members connect what they learn to their study of osteoporosis.
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Teach Engineering

The Grand Challenge: Fix the Hip Challenge

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
It may be time to get to know the skeletons in your family. The first lesson in a series of 5, introduces the class to the concept of osteoporosis. The class members brainstorm possible causes and whether the family should be concerned...
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Teach Engineering

Go Public: Osteoporosis Brochure

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Osteoporosis and family — notice the connection between the two. Pairs develop a brochure to educate the public about osteoporosis in the last portion of the six-part series. The teams draw on the information learned throughout the unit...
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What is Going on with Grandma?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Pupils individually determine what they need to know about osteoporosis and how they will find that information. They share their thoughts with a partner before moving on to share with the class. The class arrives at a list of a set of...
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NASA

Lost in Space: Bone Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you don't use it, you lose it. Groups work together to compare bone loss on Earth as opposed to bone loss in space. They determine the equations that model bone loss and make calculations to determine the amount of bone loss for...
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Unit Plan
Curated OER

An Introduction to Nutrition

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Whether you need a new textbook for your health class, or a few exercises and passages for your lesson on nutrition, you'll find what you need with a thorough nutritional science resource. With 15 chapters that cover elements of...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Bones, Muscles, and Joints

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
What is the hip bone connected to? Learn about body parts and the human skeleton with a game of Simon Says, skeleton puzzle, and five question quiz.  
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Worksheet
Ask a Biologist

Human Skeleton Anatomy Activity

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Young biologists piece together the puzzle of the human body with this simple anatomy worksheet. Presented with a picture of the human skeleton, students are challenged with the task of correctly identifying the 27 bones indicated on the...
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BioEd Online

Muscles and Bones in Space

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Being an astronaut takes not only high mental acuity, but also a high level of physical fitness, especially for those who spend a long amount of time away from Earth, such as the astronauts serving on the International Space Station....
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BioEd Online

Skeletal Structures

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What better way to study the structures of organisms than by creating a new being? After considering different types of skeletal supports (exoskeleton and endoskeleton), budding biogeneticists work together to create their own animals -...
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BioEd Online

Good Stress for Your Body

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Stress the importance of the different types of pressure our mind and body experience in a lesson about how certain types of stress are actually necessary and good for our bodies. As astronauts and people with injuries can attest, not...
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BioEd Online

Muscles and Bones: Nutrition

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Got milk? Or almonds, sardines, or tofu? Calcium is important throughout life, but especially so for developing bodies. If teens do not consume enough calcium while they are growing, they are at a much higher risk of osteoporosis and...
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BioEd Online

The Skeleton

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Don't be chicken to try a lesson plan that compares the anatomy of birds to humans. Read the background information so you don't have to wing it when it comes to the anatomy of a chicken. Prepare cooked chicken bones by soaking them in a...