Early Years: Teaching Young Scientists About Their Bodiesby: Peggy Ashbrook

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Children create models to develop understanding of how bones function to support vertebrate animal bodies.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
9/1/2012

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  • on Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:54 AM

Kids have been playing with clay and mud for centuries, but this short article puts a new twist on it. Clay animals frequently will not stand on their own because of the soft clay, but put something inside of the clay to act as a "bone" and it will stand a lot better. This article describes in detail this lesson...check it out!

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:02 AM

The activity presented in this article called “Exploring Bones” will help young children understand that bones help support the body. Children use play dough and pipe cleaners to build models to help them understand this important concept about our bodies.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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