What do you already know about skeletons?
Think about your own body and the skeleton inside it. Move your limbs, wiggle your fingers and toes, shake it all about!
What bones do you know? You may know the name of the part of the body or you may even know some scientific names for some of the bones.
1. Draw a skeleton on the inside of the outline of the person. Try and draw as many bones as you can think of. Work systematically, start at the bottom and work up or the other way round. Then try to answer the questions below. If you do not know the answers, don’t worry, we are going to have fun finding out!
2. Why are skeletons important? Name 3 functions of a skeleton, what does it do for us?
3. Do all animals have a skeleton? Write a sentence to explain your answer.
Come back on Tuesday morning for the next task!
Look at the following websites to find out about skeletons, joints and muscles. Remember to take notes!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmptsbk Introduction to skeletons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i42FSNA9bAY Kids Health Chloe and the Nerb
https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/the-body-and-medicines/the-skeleton/ Interactive info and skeleton building
https://www.dairy.edu.au/build-a-skeleton Build your own skeleton – interactive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRuh9aBwUdM Energetic American Lady
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYeQUXXYvK0 Just for fun – bones song Delta Rhythm Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgPktHU5q2A especially for Poppy H and Roberta - Dem Trombones!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/zp6g7p3 What is a vertebrate?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z8mbqhv What is an invertebrate?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRidGna-V4E Animal Classification video
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7d9wmn Invertebrate skeletons
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/games/skeleton_jigsaw/ Build prehistoric skeletons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3haTJCOkyxA How muscles work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_F5UwtdPOc Chloe and the Nerb Muscles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_F5UwtdPOc Long muscles video American
Now that you have carried out your scientific research, go back to your original skeleton and see what you can add. Revisit the questions, can you improve on your original answers?
Next task will be available on Wednesday.
Once you have investigated all these sites, go back to your original skeleton and see what you can add.
Can you now fully answer the questions?
Now you are ready for the challenge...
build your own skeleton or working muscle!
Use what you have found out to build a skeleton out of things you have at home. Watch the video on Trinity TV (12:00 am Wednesday) to see my attempt.
Below are some documents to help you.
If you can't manage a whole skeleton, how about just a hand?