Well it has been awhile since we posted about bones. We now have a total of 11 bones that we are trying hard to remember. We just recently learned about the femur and patella.
Our list includes the following:
cranium, mandible, clavicle, sternum, ribs, humerus, radius, ulna, pelvis, femur and patella.
See if your kiddos can show you where they are 🙂
This year we are working on learning about the major bones in our bodies. Each month we will be learning new ones. In October we learned where the cranium and mandible are located. Ask your child/children if they can identify (word wall word) where these are located on their body.
This past week, we had a student from 2nd grade bring in a HUGE anatomy book to class and she pointed out these bones to her classmates. The book was almost bigger than her 🙂
November we will learn about the clavicle and sternum.
We have spent the year learning 16 major bones in our bodies. So today we put our knowledge of our bones to the test. We worked as a class to put our poly spot skeleton together correctly. They did a great job!!! Make sure to ask them about the bones we learned!
Can’t believe March is already here, but it is and that means time for new bones. We added three new bones for the month of March. Phalanges, radius, and ulna were added to our existing list of: cranium, mandible, clavicle, sternum, ribs, humerus, spine, and scapula. Ask your child/children to show you were all the bones are found.
We added another bone for the month of February. We now have the sternum, ribs and now the humerus. Ask your child/children to show you wear these bones are.
This month we are starting out the month with two new bones, the sternum and ribs. We now have cranium, mandible, clavicle, scapula, spine and our two new ones. Check out the pictures below, one is close up of the ribs and sternum and the other one is a smaller view of our skeleton. Ask your child/children to show you where the bones we have learned are located.
The January bone of the month, is the clavicle. The clavicle is also known as the collar bone. Take some time to ask your child/children where to find their cranium, mandible, spine, scapula, and now the clavicle. Below is a picture that shows the clavicle bone and a x-ray that shows a broken clavicle.
CLAVICLE: BROKEN CLAVICLE: