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California Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Human Skeleton and other Bones (3-5)  Students will learn about the major bones in their body by exploring several hands on lessons with bones.  They will compare and contrast their own body to specimens. Limit: 2 classes,  64 students

The following are activities students will do
1. Assemble the human skeleton and identify the bones
2. Identify the different bones and what animal they belong to
3.  Read Skeletal Hip Hop
4.  Read “Owl Pellet Party”
5. Use forceps to sort and identify bones from owl pellets
6. Tour the museum to look for recent and fossil skeletons


Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Standards arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas.  Codes in parenthesis represent Performance Standards.  For more detailed information visit

LS1.A:  Structure and Function
Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction. (4-LS1-1)

Ca Science Standards Life Sciences

Fifth Grade;  Life Cycle