Lesson 1: After taking a pre-quiz and assembling a skeleton floor puzzle, the students, in a group activity, will learn the common name, technical name, and function of major bones found in the body.
Lesson 2: The students will learn what makes bones strong and why it is important to have strong bones. They will also do an activity to show what happens to bones as they soften.
Lesson 3: The students will learn about the three types of joints, demonstrate how joints allow us to move, and understand that different joints perform different functions.
1.1: Develop abilities necessary to safely conduct scientific inquiry, including asking questions about objects, events, and organisms in the environment.
Make observation using the five senses
Record observations by drawing or orally explaining
3.1: Identify that plants and animals have structures and systems that serve functions for growth, survival, and reproduction.
List characteristics of living organisms (body systems)
Equipment Provided in the Kit
Mr. Thrifty Skeleton
Jar filled with beads representing 206 bones in the human body
Skeleton Floor Puzzle
Skeletal Parts Cards (8)
Be A Bone Activity Cards (26)
Skeleton X-Ray Puzzle
15 plastic containers with a lid
X-Rays of Broken Bones Packet
Lemon squeezing tool – Hinge
Soap pump – Pivot
Doggy ball thrower – ball and socket
for more information:
Lauren Rivers, STEM Enrichment Director