Term 1 Topic 2 Skeletons of Vertebrates IntroductionA Vertebrate skeleton consists of bones and joints inside the body.Bones are hard and form a strong frame structure.A skeleton provides support for the animal’s body and protection of its organs;Skull – protects the brain.Backbone with vertebrae – protects the spinal cord.Ribs – protect the heart and lungs.Arms, shoulder blades, legs, hip bones – for movement.Ice BreakerGreet the learnersAsk them the following questions: Who has seen a skeleton?Who has had a broken arm or leg?Show learners some samples of X-Rays and let them explain what they see (bones, dark spots, arm, leg, knee, etc.).Play Video Clip 1. Learners and teacher can join in by doing the actions of the song! (1:58 minutes). The song will help learners remember the different parts of a skeleton. For fun the class can be divided into two groups [boys and girls].Each group will line up in rows [rows should be kept straight].Each group will get an opportunity to dance while the other group sings the bone song in the Video Clip above.The words to the song can be found on the same Youtube page.Teacher Input 1Tell the learners they will be leaning about the following:the animal (vertebrates and invertebrates) skeletons.the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates.the 3 different types of skeleton.movement in vertebrates.Show Presentation 1. Tell learners to pay close attention as they will have to complete a worksheet on this section afterwards.Learner Activity 1Hand out Worksheet A for learners to complete.Go through the answers with the learners afterwards.Learner Activity 2Hand out Worksheet B for learners to complete.This may also be given to the learners as a homework task.Go through the answers with the learners afterwards.Teacher Input 2Before showing Presentation 2, determine if the learners know the meaning of CLASSIFICATION (put into a group or category).The learners are divided in groups of 4-6. They must jot down the most important facts about the content of the presentation and provide feedback on what they have jotted down.Continue with the presentation.Learner Activity 3Hand out Worksheet C for learners to complete.Go through the answers with the learners afterwards.Teacher Input 3Show Video Clip 2 (0:44 minutes). The different types of joints and functions are shown in this video.Learner Activity 4Hand out Worksheet D for learners to complete.Go through the answers with the learners afterwards.Teacher Input 4Praise the learners for their:practical participation.good group work.completed answers.Inspire the learners to do research work on the tortoise’s shell and the snail’s shell [they can report back the following lesson]. By Administrator|2015-07-21T14:30:49+02:00June 17th, 2015|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinredditwhatsapptumblrpinterestvkEmail About the Author: Administrator Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.