1. The educator will review the human skeletal structure and its function.
2. Next, the educator will show samples of different animal skeletons and review the clues as to function and diet we can see from those remains.
3. After the skulls, the educator will move on to vertebrae sample comparisons.
4. Next the instructor will review how we can measure an irregular item like our bones with calipers.
5. If time allows, we take questions.
- explore skeletal structure and how it can help us determine what type of animal the remains were in life
- identify major life functions from a skeleton (predator/prey, herbivore/carnivore, four-legged/bipedal)
- engage in a discussion of the skeletal system and relationship to function
- understand how we measure an irregular shape like a bone
LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS3A 3-5 -- Inheritance of traits
LS3A K-2 -- Inheritance of traits
LS3B 3-5 -- Variation of traits
LS3B K-2 -- Variation of traits
LS4B 3-5 -- Natural selection
New York State
NGSS Learning Standards