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Cynthia Ward


Princeton Alternative Elementary School
Birmingham City Schools


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.

Length: 03.41

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Bone Up!

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (3)
6. Identify structures and functions of the muscular and skeletal systems of the human body.
SC2015 (4)
9. Examine evidence to support an argument that the internal and external structures of plants (e.g., thorns, leaves, stems, roots, colored petals, xylem, phloem) and animals (e.g., heart, stomach, lung, brain, skin) function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
SC2015 (4)
10. Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.

National/Other Standards:

Life Science Content Standard C, Grades K-4: All students should develop understanding of the characteristics of organisms.


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