Explore the structure and functions of the human skeletal and muscular systems through a variety of guided-inquiry activities and the examination of real human specimens.
Major Concepts to Be Explored:
- Participants will learn the major concepts of the skeletal and muscular systems.
- Participants will use inquiry based activities and hands-on materials to understand the skeletal and muscular systems.
Goals of the Class:
- Participants will be introduced to the skeletal and muscular systems of the human body.
- Participants will discover the parts of a bone and types of bone.
- Participants will differentiate between types of joints, including fixed, hinge, ball and socket, pivot, saddle, and gliding joints.
- Participants will explore the skin and get an up close look at our largest organ.
Participants Will Be Able To:
- Explore the human body through observation of real human specimens and learn about specific bones and specific types of muscles
- Learn to identify the different types of joints in the body and where they are located
- Experiment with materials and discover multiple functions of the skeletal system
- Discover how the muscles and bones work together to help our body move
Methods and Activities:
- A Discovery Place educator will utilize hands on materials and activities to help students understand how the skeletal muscular system works together.
- Participants will be asked to work in groups to determine bone strength.
Skeletal and Muscular System, Skeleton, Cartilage, Tendon, Ligament, Femur, Humerus, Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup, Joints (Fixed, Hinge, Ball and Socket, Pivot, Gliding, Saddle) Cardiac muscle, Smooth muscle, Skeletal muscle.
- Approximate set-up and clean-up time is 30 minutes before and after program.
- Program will need to remain set up and secured from students for the entire day if multiple programs are booked.
Call to Book704.372.6261 x300
- Duration: 50 minutes
$14 per student (includes Museum admission)
- Minimum 15 students