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1: Welcome to my Mixbook technology curriculum project! The following are examples of work that students might create and publish following directions of my Bones and Muscles lesson plan found at the end of this Mixbook. Technology is a powerful motivator for students. They can create projects that are aesthetically pleasing and that can be published to share with other students, family, and friends. In addition to being viewed on the Web, a Mixbook creation can be printed out as a hard copy book that can be housed in the classroom, presented to the school library, or purchased by parents and guardians as a keepsake of their child's work. -Marie Barbee

2: The human skeletal system has 5 main functions: SUPPORT, SHAPE, PROTECTION, MOVEMENT, and MAKING BLOOD CELLS

3: SUPPORT: The skeleton supports the soft tissues of the body to form the framework to which our muscles, tendons, and ligaments attach. -Kaitlyn F.

4: Your spine provides support for your head, neck, and back. | Many bones make up the foot to support the weight of your body.

5: SHAPE: The overall shape of our bodies is mostly due to our skeletons. The skeleton determines how short or tall your are by the length of your bones.

6: PROTECTION: Our bones are very strong. They protect the organs of the body. That is why it is so important to drink milk.

7: Can you see how the hand is made up of many small bones? Now, see if you can match the bones in the picture with your own hand.

8: MOVEMENT: Our bones work as levers that are pulled by the muscles to control movement. There are more than 600 muscles in the human body, including the heart-the most important muscle of all. -Triston W.

9: Just imagine how many bones and muscles are being used by the kids in this picture.!The muscles make up about half of the body's weight.

10: Without the bones and muscles, what would happen to the organs of your body?

11: Like pads that football players wear for protection and safety, your bones and muscles protect your vital organs from harm. Jacob B.

12: The fifth function of the human skeleton is to make new blood cells. When active, the human heart can circulate up to 8.8 gallons of blood per minute. -Reid K.


14: To the right you will find the link to the Mixbook lesson plan. it is aligned with the Missouri Grade Level Expectations and Show-Me Performance Goals.

15: MixBook Lesson Plan SECTION ONE Author: Marie Barbee Email Address: marieelizabeth75@yahoo.com Semester Created: Fall 2009 LESSON OVERVIEW Title: Bones of the Human Body Brief Description: The students will create their own Mixbook from mixbook.com about the bones of the human skeleton. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: The student understands the five main functions of the human skeleton, and is able to name the main bones of the human skeletal system. ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: The teacher will engage students by explaining that a Mixbook is just like an online book they can create on their own. Mixbook allows the students to show their creativity and knowledge combined to make a presentable project. The teacher will show students an example of a Mixbook she had previously made. In addition to the explanation of the Mixbook, a display of a human skeleton will be placed in the front of the classroom. SUBJECT AREA(S) (Put an X by all relevant subject areas.) ___ Math Science ___ Reading ___ Writing ___ Social Studies/History ___ Foreign Language X Art ___ Music X PE (Health) X Information and Technology Literacy GRADE LEVEL (Put an X by all relevant grade levels.) ___ Kindergarten ___ Grade 1 ___ Grade 2 X Grade 3 ___ Grade 4 ___ Grade 5 ___ Grade 6 ___ K-12 Elementary ___ K-12 Middle ___ K-12 Secondary ___ Secondary DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION This lesson is aligned with Missouri Grade Level Expectations and Show-Me Performance Standards. GLE #1: The SWBAT identify and label different bones by body parts of the human skeleton with 100% accuracy( Health Education, Functions and Interrelationships of Systems, Strand I. Structure and Functions of the Body, Concept C-Grade 3) (Performance Goals 2.7 ). GLE #2: The SWBAT correctly identify and use symmetrical balance (Visual Arts, Strand II: Elements and Principles (EP), 2. Select and use principles of art for their effort in communicating ideas through artwork, Concept A-Grade 3). STUDENT ASSESSMENT The students will be given a word search puzzle to acquaint themselves with the vocabulary of the skeletal system. The students will be given the Head-To-Toes activity sheet before the lesson to determine the level of prior knowledge in the form of a pre-test. The same activity sheet will be given after the lesson to check for understanding in the form of a post-test. During the week, students may review their progress with the teacher as desired. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Click here to see the scoring guide used on this project. COLLABORATION Possible collaboration could be with the Instructional Technology Specialist, Health Educator, and Art Educator. Anticipate possible collaboration with other 3rd Grade teachers as well as a possible unit that is used throughout the whole grade. LESSON IMPLEMENTATION Length of Unit (hours, days): 8 days, 45 minutes per day. An extra day will be allowed for completion of the project if needed. Prerequisite Skills: Students must have basic computer skills. ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: ELL/IEP Students: Assistive Technology Needs: IEP students may work with a partner on this project. ELL students may incorporate their own language with the vocabulary in this lesson. MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATION TIPS Allow for a couple of extra days that could be necessary to complete the lesson, depending on the needs of the individual class. Since this lesson plan requires searching on the Web, I would require they begin on Yahoo Kids at www.kids.yahoo.com. MATERIALS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR UNIT: Access to the Internet Access to the computer lab Access to mixbook.com Paper Glue Pasta for skeleton: wagon wheels, spaghetti, lentils/detalini, ziti, spirals, small shells/white beans, lima beans TECHNOLOGY www.mixbook.com Web-based resources www.kids.yahoo.com UNIT PLAN FLOW CHART/TIMELINE Day 1: The class will be introduced to “Mr. Bones,” who is a human skeleton replica model, to gain their attention. The students will be given the activity sheet to determine their prior knowledge of the skeletal system. They will be given the bones word search puzzle. The teacher will describe and assign the take-home Pasta Skelton project to the class. Day 2: The teacher will begin a class discussion about the main functions of the human skeletal system. The different bones will be introduced to the class in sections. An introduction of the Mixbook will follow. The teacher will model how to create a Mixbook. Day 3: The students will begin their Web search for resources to use in their Mixbooks. Students may work in pairs if desired. Day 4: The teacher will review how to create a Mixbook, modeling an example. The students will begin to create their individual Mixbooks. Day 5: This will be a work day for the students’ mixbooks. Day 6: The teacher will instruct the students to complete their mixbook projects. Day 7: The students will present their mixbook projects in class, along with their Pasta Skeletons. Day 8: The students will complete the activity sheet, that was given initially as a pre-test, as a post-test.

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