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27 reviewed resources for mechanical joints

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Skeletal System Joints: Appendages

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The hundreds of joints in the human body fit into five main categories. A quick video explains the joints in the skeleton, which are often the most confusing. The interactive reviews each of the five types of joints and has scholars...
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Biomechanical Joint

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Discuss mechanical advantage and how the human body moves/works. Learners focus on bioengineering, working together to build a functioning mechanical arm. Additionally, they analyze an air muscle, discussing its appropriate use in humans. 
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To the Point on Joints!

For Teachers 3rd
There are three different types of joints in the human body and this instructional activity covers them all. Students discuss the four different types of joints and how they move, they then trek over to the computer lab where they view a...
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Weathering

For Students 6th - 12th
In this weathering worksheet, students will read through 15 statements and determine if the example given represents mechanical or chemical weathering.
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Types of Weathering

For Students 9th - 12th
In this weathering worksheet, students compare the two types of weathering: mechanical and chemical. This worksheet has 11 matching questions.
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Biomechanics of Joints

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the range of motion of your knee, wrist and shoulder and observe that these body parts act like different types of mechanical joints.
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Motion Commotion!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore the drawings of Rube Goldberg to design and construct a simple machine. They discuss simple machines, and using various materials and toy parts, design and construct a "Rube Goldberg" style machine to ring a bell.
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Game, Set, Match!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The physics of the human body is amazing! Learners mix a little biology with a little robotics to examine the mechanics of human joints. After researching the structure of each joint, collaborative groups use everyday materials to...
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Biomechanics of Joints

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars build a model of a human arm and shoulder.
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To the Point on Joints!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders analyze the meaning of a system. They identify the skeleton as a system. Students encounter important facts about how the skeletal joints move and work together. They identify the skeleton as a system of the human body.
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Can You Bear It? Pulleys, Gears, Forces, Structures and Mechanisms

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students review the types of simple machines. As a class, they focus on the positives and negatives of pulleys and gears and identify what pulleys and gears change of an object. They work together to design their own object to support a...
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Biomechanics of Joints

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate range of motion in human joints and the mechanical devices they emulate. They construct a human arm model with three joints which emulate the wrist, elbow and shoulder.
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Breathe Deep

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students explain the mechanism of breathing. In this biology lesson, students compare lung capacities of people with different height and body types. They compare the classroom's surface area with that of the lungs.
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Kinetic Sculptures

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Now here is a great lesson that will really help your learners see the connection between art and engineering. First, you'll discuss kinetic sculptures and the design process. Then, you'll engage them in a hands-on activity where they...
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Introduction to Robotics

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore robots as it relates to artificial intelligence and mechanics. In this introduction to robotics lesson plan, students examine the technology related to design, research the concept of fabrication theory and the...
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Of Mice and Men Chapters 3 & 4 Vocabulary

For Students 9th
Before your class reads chapters three and four in Of Mice and Men, have them complete this magic squares activity to review some vocabulary in the upcoming chapters. Twenty-five words are introduced, and learners identify the correct...
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Selecting and Effectively Using Hydration for Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How much water does your body lose during exercise? How much should you hydrate during and after exercise? Address the importance of hydration with your young athletes using this informative handout.
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One, Two, Three--Isaac Newton and Me

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners experiment to develop understanding of Newton's Laws and how they apply to space travel in this ten day lesson sequence.
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Pet Rescue

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students, in teams, follow the process of design, including the stages of investigation, creation, and reflection, as they devise a way to help "save" a (simulated) pet who is trapped in a pipe.
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Future Body

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain the benefits of cyborg augmentation. In this technology lesson, students research how the nervous system works. They create posters and present them to class.
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Robo Arm

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Future engineers create robotic arms like those on rovers built by NASA in the second lesson of the series. They test their devices by attempting to pick up and move cups to a specified location.
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Hip Replacement

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students take a close examine animals' skeletons to see how their pelvis and femur work together for movement. By investigating their skeletons students discover the placement and functions of our own bodies. They use owl pellets in this...
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Design Challenge: Cup in the Cupboard

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students design device that will place a cup into a cupboard for a physically challenged person. They study the engineering design and how structure relates to function.
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Do It Write

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate types of communities. In this communities lesson, students read the book The Country Mouse and City Mouse and identify the characteristics of the city and country. Learners participate in a pen-pal program with a...