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Below is a sample breakdown of the Skeletal System and Connective Tissue chapter into a 4-day schedule. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Day 1||The human skeleton and how it works||A look at the skeleton, its structure and the function of bones|
|Day 2||Osteoblasts and osteoclasts||How bones are built, types of bones|
|Day 3||Joints||How bones fit together and move|
|Day 4||Fibrous connective tissue||Types of connective tissue and what each of those tissues do|
1. Overview of the Human Skeleton & the Functions of Bones
The human skeleton is the framework of the body. This frame is made up of 206 bones that do much more than let you stand up. Learn how your bones provide support, protection, movement and storage and one other function that is sure to surprise you!
2. Osteoblasts & Osteoclasts: Building & Repairing Bones
Did you know that when you were born you had very few bones? Most of the bones you now have were once a flexible tissue called cartilage. Learn how cartilage changes to bone and how bones change over time with the help of osteoblasts and osteoclasts.
3. Joints: Where Bones Connect and Move
If you didn't have any joints, you wouldn't be able bend down to tie your shoes or throw a ball. Joints are found where the bones of your skeleton meet. Learn about the different types of joints and how they differ in how much they let you move.
4. Fibrous Connective Tissue: Function & Types
In this lesson, you'll learn about a specific type of connective tissue called fibrous connective tissue. You'll also discover the other specialized fibrous connective tissues: tendons, ligaments and fasciae.
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