Year 7: Skin, Muscle and Bones

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Over the past few weeks we have been learning about the cells, tissues and organs within the skin, skeletal and muscular systems. I would like you to create your own quiz to test others about what they have learnt. First write ten questions – either true/false or multiple choice – about skin, muscles or bones. You can then use Quiz Revolution to create a multiple choice quiz with ten questions, or use Classtools Arcade Game Generator to create a question and answer or true/false style interactive quiz. You can use creative commons images to add to the Quiz Revolution quizzes. Both these types of quizzes can be embedded in your blogs – get the embed code and paste into the HTML section of your blog post page. Then send an email to me with a link to your blog, showing me the quiz you have created.

Alternatively, create a paper or Freemind mindmap showing the relationships between these three systems and what they are made up of. For example, “Skin is made up of cells and protects the internal organs from damage and infection.”

I have also set a learning task for you on the Ultranet – go to the school page and click on the Ultranet, log in (I have a copy of your username and a new password if you have forgotten) and then go to the Learning Tasks page. The task is about bones and muscles.

Year 7: ‘Dem Good ol’ Bones

Learning Intention: To understand the structure and function of the mammalian skeleton. Success Criteria: You will be able to correctly answer the questions in the text and describe how the skeleton works.
Did you know that the adult human skeleton contains over 200 separate bones – but a baby has even more! Find out three important jobs that bones do, what they are made of and the minerals required to keep them strong and healthy. What happens to broken bones and what is osteoporosis?
While I am away on Wednesday, you are asked to read pages 274 and 275 “Bones on the Move” and answer the Remember, Think and Investigate quesions (Q1 to 8).
When you have finished, you have a choice of two activities. The first activity is to create a model hand, using cardboard, string and staples. Go to the Science Kids website for instructions. The second activity is to create a QR (Quick Response) code with the scientific and common name of some of the more prominent bones in the skeleton. To do this, go to QR stuff or kaywa qr codes and type in both names of the bone (skull and cranium; breastbone and sternum for example). Save and print your QR code and then attach it to the appropriate bone in the skeleton model.