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Subject: Science (3)
Title: "Let's Explore What Our Bones are For"
Description: This lesson is a hands-on, technology based science lesson. It is very interactive! Students are engaged at all times. Students will explore the human body through a "virtual field trip."  While exploring the human body they will discover the types of bones that make up the body and how they work. 


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Subject: Science (3)
Title: Bone Up!
Description: In this lesson students will learn the basics about the skeletal system. They will be able to identify the major bones of the human body and explain the functions of the skeletal system. The students will have the opportunity to navigate the Internet to gather information to be presented to other students through a variety of presentations styles. This lesson will begin a six-week study on the human body.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: How Big Is Your Heart?     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore the size of their hearts. They do this by measuring the length, width, and circumference of their fists and relating this to the size of their hearts.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



ALEX Podcasts


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The Skeletal System
Overview:
This is a whimsical podcast created, performed, and edited by two 7th grade science students which teaches some facts about bones.


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Bone Up for Health
Overview:
There are over 200 bones in the body. Bones are important to every aspect of our lives and our very existence. For instance, many bones have marrow that produce an average of 2.6 million red blood cells. It is up to each one of us to make the best choices for maintaining good bone health. Listen to this podcast to learn more about good bone health.


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Podcasts


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My Bones
http://www.teachertu...
This video podcast introduces students to a fun rap song to learn the parts and purposes of the human skeletal system.

Assessments


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Study James: Skeletal Systems
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow and animations that provides a short overview of the skeletal system. There is also a brief quiz to test your understanding.

Informational Materials


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ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

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Study James: Skeletal Systems
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow and animations that provides a short overview of the skeletal system. There is also a brief quiz to test your understanding.

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The Amazing Human Body
http://www.apples4th...
This is a read-along book that highlights words read by children. The illustrations are detailed and very colorful, sure to engage students.

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Inner Body: Body Systems
http://www.innerbody...
This site allows students to select a body system and then view a replica of the chosen system.

Interactives/Games


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ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

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To Poop or Not to Poop... Human Body
https://itunes.apple...
This app introduces the student to the different body systems. The student is able to put a skeletal system together, watch salivatory glands secrete as the body smells food, contract muscles and feed a digestive system watching the food move through the small and large intestines accumulating into fecal matter. The kids can anticipate the question: Will it poop?

Learning Activities


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Study James: Skeletal Systems
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow and animations that provides a short overview of the skeletal system. There is also a brief quiz to test your understanding.

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The Amazing Human Body
http://www.apples4th...
This is a read-along book that highlights words read by children. The illustrations are detailed and very colorful, sure to engage students.

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Inner Body: Body Systems
http://www.innerbody...
This site allows students to select a body system and then view a replica of the chosen system.

Thinkfinity Interactive Games


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Subject: Health,Science
Title: All Systems are Go!     
Description: In this tool, created by Science NetLinks, a fictional character, Arnold is missing a number of body parts. Students are presented with a body system and a variety of organs, which they drag and drop into Arnold s body. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 3-5, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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