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LESSON PLAN FORMAT

Name: Kyrie Purdy


Date: 1/29 & 2/1
I. LESSON FOUNDATION
Lesson Title: Bones and their purposes
Grade Level(s): 3

Time Allotted: 30 minutes

Subject Area(s)/Subject Content Explanation: Science


Standard(s)/Anchors: Identify structures and functions of the muscular and

skeletal systems of the human body [3.LS.6]


Essential Question(s): Why are bones important? Why do we need a
skeleton? Where is the ribcage located (skull, humerus, etc.)? What is the
purpose of our bones? What is the purpose of the skull (ribcage, humerus,
etc.)? What do the different parts of our skeleton do? How does our ___ bone
protect, support us? How does our skull protect our brain? What would
happen if we did not have some bones to support or allow us to move and
protect?
Instructional Objective(s): When presented with a skeletal model, the
students will be able to describe the purpose or function of basic bones with
80% accuracy.
Formative Assessment: The students will complete a matching activity in
which they will match certain bones to their functions.
Summative Assessment: The students will be tested at the end of the human
body unit with a blank skeleton worksheet in which they will have to provide
the scientific names of the basic bones (skull, femur, flanges, humerus,
ribcage, etc.). Students will also have a short answer response on the back in
which they will need to provide two words to describe the purpose of bones
and explain their reasoning of why they chose those words.
II. LESSON BODY
INTRODUCTION: Ask students to write a prediction using this prompt: Why do
you think that we need bones? What is the purpose of having bones in our
bodies?

TEACHING PROCEDURES:
Must include:
*Description of Method(s) Used to Present Subject Matter Read to students Bones by Steve Jenkins and discuss the bones and their
three main purposes and together as a class hold a quick discussion with
students about the three main purposes of bones: support, protection, and
movement. Write the three main purposes of bones on the board. Provide
some examples of support, protection, and movement. What would happen if
we had no arm bones? No skull?
*Guided Practice Break the students up into 6 groups and give each
student a graphic organizer. They must fill in the three purposes in their
graphic organizer and together they must come up with 2 examples for each
purpose. Support (ex: our leg bones allow us to stand up) Protection: (ex: our
skull protects our brains from getting damage when we hit our heads.) They
must fill out their own graphic organizer, but they must do it collaboratively
as a group.
*Independent practice The students will complete a matching activity in
which they will match certain bones to their functions.
CLOSURE: Have each group share one example of protection, support, or
movement that they came up with during their guided practice when they
came up with examples or situations in which our bones function in these
ways. Write the students examples up on chart paper as a class reminder of
the purpose of our bones.
III. LESSON ESSENTIALS
DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Differentiation through the use of
pictures of bones, and group discussions. ELL students will be grouped
together for language. Word bank will be provided for blank diagram of
skeleton on summative test at end of human body unit.
Additional individualized strategies as mandated by IEPs and 504 plans
include: One student with IEP/ELL student will work with other ELL students
in his group. He will get a graphic organizer in which there are some
examples already provided. During the test, he will be given the first letter of
the bone already written for him on his test and he will be provided with a
word bank.
INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES, MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY: Checklist,
graphic organizers, chart paper, document camera/projector, and (at the end
of the human body unit) human body skeleton and purposes test.

Bone Functions
Name: ______________
Draw a line to match the bone to the function it serves

Skull
Support
Phalang
es

Protecti
on

Moveme
nt

(Fingers
)

Sternum
Tibia

Humerus
Ribcage