Lesson Plan

The Skeleton!

Work on understanding what a skeleton is and what it does for us
Liz B.
Special Education Instructor
Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac
Pontiac, MI
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Students will be able to understand what a skeleton does and how it helps us. 

Grades K - 3
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1 Hook

Activity: Presenting

Students will be introduced to the new topic by viewing a fun video on the Skeleton.


2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Investigating

As a whole group the students will read the article off the following site:
I would create a powerpoint or prezi using this site as well as info from a few others such as:
In addition I would create a note sheet that the students could fill in as we work our way through the discussion and powerpoint. 


3 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

Have the students work in small groups to create their own skeleton. There are a number of sites that you can direct them to that help with this. If you don’t want to leave it too open-ended you can have them create a skeleton using Q-tips and following the video at the following link:


4 Wrap Up

Activity: Presenting

Students will present their skeletons to the whole group.