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.
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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.
Each student chooses an organ from either the circulatory, respiratory, digestive or excretory system. They write a web page on a wiki, describing the structure and function of that organ, including labelled diagrams. They write five “I am” statements about the organ and then find out two other organs attached to their organ and link their page to those two pages. They then create a QR code for the answer (heart, arteries, lungs etc) at either of these two sites: QR code or kaywa qr codes with the URL link that directs the reader to their wiki page. The QR code is then attached to the appropriate organ in the human torso model.
For example: “I am an organ in the circulatory system that carries oxygenated blood from the heart. I have thick, muscular walls, no valves and lead to the capillaries.” The QR code scans to produce the link to the wiki page with the answer, “Arteries”, and all the information about that organ. This page would be linked to the heart and capillaries pages.