We started by looking at the life cycle of a human, what humans need to stay alive. Then we moved onto this exciting part, exploring the insides of our body. We started by putting the human bones together, this was a challenge as we had no idea what the bones did, let alone where they belong in the body.
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Tane: The legs and arm bones are hard because they look the same.
Anna: The skull has to go on the top of the skeleton, because that is our head.
Zahn: I think this is the arm bone because it has two bones.
Zoe s: I think it is the leg bone because one of them has two bones too.
We then looked at how we can tell the bones apart and what they did. We got so good at putting the bones together in the correct order that within 2 weeks we could put them together in groups in under 3 minutes.
The humerus and the femur bones still tripped us up as they look similar. The femur is generally longer which helps once you have it all laid out.
Dallas: Did you know your fingers and toes are both called phalanges.
Emma: Did you know your kneecap is also called your patella.
Maxwell: Did you know a baby has 300 bones and they grow together as an adult you only have 206 bones.
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