The teacher would need to know the difference between the appendicular and axial skeleton. A basic understanding of the major bones making up both of the systems is also required. The teacher will need to explain what the difference between the two skeletons are and what what major bones make up each of the skeletons. Group Size: Any Learning Objectives:
1. The students will be able to match major bones to the correct group after the lesson
2. The student will be able to identify each of the major bones in the human skeleton after the lesson. Guiding Question:
How is the skeleton divided in the human body?
What are the major bones in the skeleton? Materials:
Model of a human skeleton, worksheets, Computers with internet access
The teacher will begin class by having the students do a quick write responding to the following prompt: How do different bones help athletes to participate in different sports? Students will have several minutes to jot down their answer and then have the opportunity to share their thoughts in a class discussion. Eventually the teacher will guide the class discussion to the idea of different skeletal groups and how the different groups are important for different reasons. Using the skeletal model in the classroom, the teacher will point out how various bones would affect an athlete's abilities and differentiate the two major skeletal groups.
The class will be given a worksheet of the human skeleton to complete for homework due the following day. Students will have to label each of the major bones numbered on the worksheet and color the axial and appendicular skeletons different colors. Students will be instructed to use the website quizlet.com to make their own flashcards for each of the bones listed on the worksheet. The cards will need to include the picture of the bone, its location, purpose, and the skeletal group it belongs to. Once their are only 5 minutes left in the classroom the teacher will begin a debrief and ask students what they learned that day and ask them specific examples
The quick write the students do at the beginning of the class will be collected at the end of the period for participation points (as long as they were on topic). The teacher will collect the worksheet the next day and grade based on the accuracy of their groupings and bone identification. The students will also be graded on the accuracy and completeness of their flash cards the following day.
Benchmark or Standards: SC.912.L.14.13 Distinguish between bones of the axial and appendicular skeleton.SC.912.L.14.14 Identify the major bones of the axial and appendicular skeleton.