Title: The Dig: Them Bones
In this Xpeditions lesson, students compare their body parts, based on commonly used terms, to the bones of the Turkana Boy found in the roots of a thorn tree by Africa's Lake Turkana. Using the interactive feature in Xpedition Hall called The Dig, students see what a 1.6-million-year-old human skeleton can teach them about their own bodies, and they connect with the past by relating to a fossil. Students work in pairs or small groups for this lesson.
Standard(s): [S1] (1) 5: Identify parts of the human body, including the head, neck, shoulders, arms, spine, and legs.
Title: How Big Is Your Heart?
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.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (2) 26: Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares; describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc.; and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, or four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape. [2-G3]