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The leg bone is connected to knee bone

Maddy Bays and Sarah Beth Ritter work together to find out how many bones are in their hands.

If you want to find out how many bones are in the human body, just ask one of the third-grade students in Mrs. Gordon’s class. During the first six weeks of school, these third graders have been studying the human body during their science lessons.

Studying bones is part of the Common Core Curriculum Standard: Life Science - comparing different functions of the skeletal and muscular systems.

Students are working in small groups to study the different parts of the skeletal system. They have counted each bone to find the total number of bones inside the human body.

"Our bones look pretty weird,” said Andre Ford. Another third grader, Emma Boyer said, “I think our feet and legs might be the strongest bones because that's what holds us up.”


Written by: Beth Medlin, Media Coordinator and Shelley Gordon, Third-Grade Teacher
Posted: Oct 05, 2013 by Elizabeth Medlin

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