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Anatomy Kit- Montessori presentation 1 of 7
- Your Body Book (pages 3-9)
- Bone System Chart
- Labels (sternum, ribs, vertebrae, sacrum, femur, tibia, fibula, patella, radius, ulna, pelvis, humerus, clavicle, mandible, cranium)
- Montessori mat (if desired)
Purpose: Students will learn about the different bones that exist in the human body.
Vocabulary: Sternum, ribs, vertebrae, sacrum, femur, tibia, fibula, patella, radius, ulna, pelvis, humerus, clavicle, mandible, cranium
Suggested time: 45 min- 60 min
- Invite your student to join you at a workplace.
- Ask, “What do you know about your body and how it works?”
- Say, “We will read a book called Your Body.”
- 3 – Why is your body amazing?
- 3 – Find the brain, lung, muscle, and bone on the picture.
- 4 – How many bones were you born with? Why are you surprised/not surprised to learn that?
- 4 – Which bones are the biggest?
- 5 – Explain how you are able to bend?
- 5 – What helps the bones move?
- 6-7 – Name two facts about muscles.
- 7 – How are you able to make face expressions?
- 8 – How are we able to breathe?
- 9 – Why do you breathe faster when you exercise?
- Say, “Did you know that as we get older, we have less bones than we were born with? Why would that happen?” (some bones fuse)
- Bring out the control chart and allow your student to look at it. Ask, “What do you notice?”
- Go over the bones (sternum, ribs, vertebrae, sacrum, femur, tibia, fibula, patella, radius, ulna, pelvis, humerus, clavicle, mandible, and cranium) by pointing at them. Encourage your student to pronounce the name of each one.
- Bring out the chart without labels have your student place the labels in the correct place by looking at the control chart.
- Remove the control chart, mix up the labels, and encourage your student to place the labels in the correct place without looking at the control chart.
- Although all bones are important, some are more important than others. Rate the bones in order of importance.
- Go over each bone again, If the bone was broken, how would that effect an individual?
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