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704.372.6261 x300

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.

Essential Standards:

3.L.1.1, 3.L.1.2

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.

Class Objectives:

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.

Key Vocabulary:

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.

Set-up Needs:

  • 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 Book

704.372.6261 x300
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • $14 per student (includes Museum admission)
  • Minimum 15 students