Human Anatomy- The Skeletal System

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After we finished up The Nervous System, we moved onto the skeletal system.

We read through the bones section, from Bones and Muscles, and also read about our bones from our Usborne, Your Body book.

For silent reading this week Serena and Dustin read The Hard Stuff! All About Bones. They also did the work pages that went with the story.

An example of one of the pages in the book.

The readers include a glossary at the end so the kids can study the words and meanings!

We added No Bones about it and Types of Bones to our lapbooks. All of our lapbook parts on bones came from Homeschoolshare.

Anthony working on his lapbook page.

To finish off our skeletal studies, we made Skeleton people out of noodles. These are the noodles the kids had to choose from to make their skeleton people. I gave the kids books with pictures of the skeletal system, and also let them take a look at some completed skeletons on pinterest.

Cody is my kiddo who just rushes through everything and his skeleton was no exception! He took noodles and just poured them all over for his ribs instead of taking the time to make them really look like the ribcage :)

Ethan got home from school and wanted to make a skeleton to, but just had fun gluing the noodles.

When their skeletons were dried, the kids labeled the major bones. I didn't manage to get a picture though.

Skeletal System Resources:

Discovery Education has some great facts about the Skeletal System
Kids Health has a great movie about the Skeletal System geared twords younger kids they also have a free printable of a skeleton to label
Neok12 has some skeletal quizes for 7th-12th graders
ABCYa has an interactive online game where kids can label the major bones on a skeleton
Enchanted Learning has skeletal System printouts
Get Body Smart has all kids of pictures from any angle you can imagine of the skeletal system
Inner Body has a very nice interactive skeleton.
Cynesplace has a free printable Lapbook on the skeletal system
MontessoriWorkJobs has free Skeletal System 3-Part cards and book.

Check out other Skeletal System ideas on my Pinterest board.

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