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Learner Outcome Content Learning Strategy

Establish prior knowledge.

joints

Full Option Science System (FOSS):
Human Body

Brainstorm:
Create a KWL chart


Students will investigate joints and discover the advantages of an articulated skeleton.

observing articulation

FOSS:
Human Body

Joints
Activity 1-16,
Part 1 & 2

Students tape and splint their hands in various ways to immobilize certain joints.

Assessment:
Students complete the "Joints Worksheet" and share results from the various joint tasks.


Students look at other joints in the body, categorize them by similarity of operation, and compare them to mechanical devices such as hinges and ball-and-socket connectors.

observing

categorizing

organizing

comparing


FOSS:
Human Body

Joints
Activity 17-22, Part 3

Review experiences with taped fingers

Introduce hinge joints

Introduce sliding joints

Introduce ball-and-socket joints

Find joints on the skeleton photo

Assessment:
Students will label a selection of the skeleton's joins with Post-It labels. They must decide what kind of joint is at each end of the bone. Students will answer reflective questions on joints.
pg. 9

Joints
Language Development
pg. 10

Describe Compensations;
Increase Disability Awareness

Write:
Write a book.

Find out about artificial joints.

Play:
Play the game Twister.

Collect Bodies in Motion

Joints
Extensions and Applications
pg. 11

Immobilize Knees and Elbows

Articulated Machines

Compare Dolls

Compare Animals