Our Body : the skeletal system

The Skeletal System was the first body system we studied.  We made a skeleton from this book, but I made copies in card stock, so it would be sturdier and last longer.  And instead of taping the bones together (with tape), which would not make them very flexible, we put brads instead.


We then worked with some owl pellets we picked last summer when we were in Idaho.  The kids had done a lab with Mark a couple of years ago, so they knew what they were looking for.  It is always fun to look and see what you find though.

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If you have any resources you’ve used when you’ve studied the human body, or owl pellets, or the skeletal system, please do add them here in the comments section of this post.  It will be great to have more resources for future reference.   Thanks for stopping by.


2 thoughts on “Our Body : the skeletal system

  1. Tracey March 31, 2014 / 10:29 am

    We used owl pellets a few years ago and had a great time.
    We are now in the throws of Chemistry and while the experiments are a blast I really struggle with all the math.

  2. Katie March 31, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    I remember looking at owl pellets in school. I was one of those girls saying “Ew, gross”, not “Oh, cool”. Today I would probably say both.

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