Teaching the skeletal system


I just want to share a really good idea that worked for me in my class. I had already seen the idea on the internet and then my colleague had adapted and then I adapted it again to fit it to my class.

We have a health unit in each grade of MYP and it can get pretty boring for the kids and myself to teach, so I’m always looking for ways to get the kids out of the classroom. In the past 2 lessons, I taught my grade 7’s the main bones for the upper body and then played basketball to link which bones are involved in different aspects of the basketball. The second lesson followed the same format but we played kick rounders but the way to get the kicker out was to throw the soft ball at them (lower body). For them to be out, the thrower…

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