ABOUT YOUR BODY UNIT

1ST GRADE

BY: AMY FADEL

E-Mail: slsq3@cc.usu.edu

"COMPLETED AS PART OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EL ED 4050 FALL SEMESTER, 1999, JAY MONSON, COURSE INSTRUCTOR, USU"

 

TABLE OF CONENTS:

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GOALS

INTRODUCTORY LESSON : MEASURING YOUR BODY

LESSON 1: The Brain

LESSON 2: The Heart

LESSON 3: The Lungs

LESSON 4: The digestive system

LESSON 5: The Muscles

LESSON 6: The Bones

CULMINATING ACTITIVY: QUIZ GAME SHOW 

REPRODUCTABLES

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EXAMPLE LESSON PLAN

Bones

Objectives:

  • Students will be able to describe what the outer and inner parts of the bone look like.
  • Students will be able to tell what three things make up the bones.
  • Students will be able to name the three functions of bones.
  • Students will be able to tell what is in the center of long bones and what its purpose is.
  • Students will be able to identify how many bones are in the spine and the way the spine can move.

 

Materials:

  1. Straw (one for each child)
  2. Pipe cleaner (one for each child)
  3. Copy of bones for each child to color

 

Procedures:

1. Talk to the students about bones…

A) Facts about bones
1. Our body has 206 bones in it.

2. Our largest bone is the thigh bone.

3. Our smallest bone is a tiny bone inside the ear.

4. All the bones that make up your body are called your skeleton.

B) Characteristics of bones

1. Bones have a hard outside and a spongier inside.

2. The bones are made up of Calcium, Phosphorus, and Collagen.

3. Bones meet at places called joints. We have joints like hinges in our fingers. We have joints in our hips like a ball and socket.

4. Your bones are alive and can repair themselves if they get broken.

5. Your long bones contain something in the center of them called bone marrow. Bone marrow is where new red blood cells are made.

C) Functions of the bones

1. The bones protect your organs

2. The bones give shape and support to your body.

3. The long bones make blood cells.

D) Your spine is a very important part of your body that contains 26 little bones called vertebrae. The two functions of the spinal cord are to protect the spinal cord and support the backbone of your skeleton. The spinal cord can move in many directions.

2. Give the students a pipe cleaner and a straw cut into (12-15) smaller

pieces. Have them put the straw pieces on the pipe cleaner. Tell them

this is like your spine you can move it in all different directions and

you can see all the different bones in the spinal cord.

3. Give the students a copy of the bones to color and cut out. After they

have finished have them glue the bones to their body cut out.

Accommodations:

1. Have a photocopy of the bones for each child.

2. Use pictures and spine visual aids throughout the discussion as a reference to the part of the body that you are talking about. This is to help the visual learner as well as two non-English speaking children in the class.

Assessment:

*Divide the class into two teams and play a quiz game with the following questions:

  1. How many bones are in the body? (206)
  2. What is the largest bone in the body? (Thigh)
  3. Where is our smallest bone found? (Ear)
  4. What are the three functions of the bones? (Protection, give shape, Make blood cells)
  5. All your bones make up your _________? (Skeleton)
  6. Are bones Alive? Can they repair themselves? (Yes)
  7. What is in the center of your long bones? (Bone Marrow)
  8. What are our bones made up of? (Calcium, Phosphorus, & Collagen)
  9. Our bones meet other bones at what? (Joints)
  10. What are the little bones in your spine called? (vertebrae)
  11. How many bones are in your spine? (26)
  12. What is your spine protecting? (spinal cord)

 

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BEST RESOURCES

  • THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: INSIDE THE BODY (BOOK)
  • THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: INSIDE THE BODY (VIDEO)


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