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Skeletal System Activities

Skeletal System Activities

1.Got a Funny Bone?

Everyone does! Be a Dr. Bonyfide certified comedian by learning to make jokes and then practicing some using skeletal system vocabulary.

One easy way to show off your comedy skills is by telling a one liner with a surprising ending, or a ‘punchline’. Another kind of joke is called a pun, also known as a play on words. A pun can use homophones - words that sound or look the same but mean different things.

Can you make a few jokes using the terms below? Practice a few with your friends and family!

Skeletal System Vocabulary Terms:

skeleton, upper extremities, shoulders, collar, rib cage, spine, lower extremities, pubic bones, head, bone
Example: How do skeletons like their pork chop cooked? BONE-in!

2. Shake a Leg, Don't Break It!

Human bones are one area of the body that reacts positively to “stress”! That’s because your bones are constantly remodeling to support you. When you use your bones to perform activities and exercise, you’re actually building the stronger bones necessary to do those movements. This is important so you don’t ever break a bone!

Do you participate in any activities that place stress on your bones? What kind of training can you begin doing on a daily basis to maintain your bone strength and health? Try making a weekly calendar like the one below with your daily exercise goals and check them off after you complete them.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

             

3. Skeletal Simulations

Our bones do a lot of work keeping us protected, letting us move and stand, and even releasing critical minerals back into the bloodstream when necessary. While the skeleton has served us well on its own, humans are creative - our species are known for building things, and adapting or enhancing the jobs our skeleton does are no exception.

Below are some pictures of parts of skeletons - can you think of an artificial, or man-made, invention that helps people reinforce, protect, or help out those bones?

Ex. Skull - Hard Hat

Skull
This collection of 22 bones protects our brain and our face from damage

Ribs
These curved bones not only protect many of your vital organs, they also help us breath and provide structure for our chest, shoulders and back.

Legs
The bones in our legs (the femur, patella, tibia and fibula) allow us to stand and walk

Hips
Running on two legs takes a lot of stability, and the hip bone holds the joints that give us that stability to let us move fast!

1 Response

Karen

October 21, 2021

What ages are these designed for?

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