Skeletal System Labeling and Muscular System Labeling

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GOAL - At the end of this class the students will be able to do skeletal system labeling and muscular system labeling.


  • identify functions of the skeletal and muscular systems
  • correctly perform skeletal and muscular systems labeling
  • enjoy fun activities with SmartBoard

LEARNING TASKS - Begin your lesson by explaining that skeletal system and muscular system are interrelated. That means that they cannot work without each other.

Get your students excited by telling them that you have fun SmartBoard exercises where they will practice skeletal system labeling and muscular system labeling.

Let's begin -

Ask your students what is the function of the skeletal and muscular systems. Accept their answers. Here is what you are going to have on your screen -

  • Skeletal system - supports and protects the body
  • Muscular system - moves the body

If you download Skeletal System Labeling and Muscular System Labeling lesson you will notice that I use pictures to describe functions of these two systems.

To better explain support function of the skeletal system - show your students picture of the unfinished house. The house is supported by wooden beams and they act as the bones in the human body.

Next - show picture of the skull that protects your brain. That is an example how bones protect soft organs of your body.

Display picture of the skeleton and tell your students that adult human skeleton consists of 206 bones.

Here are several terms that your students should know -

  • Joint - is the place where one bone meets another
  • Ligament - connects bone to the bone
  • Tendon - connects muscles to the bone

It's time for fun! Show your student the skeleton. Identify seven different bones of human body. Now - have your students come up to the board and label the names of the bones in the correct location.

You can have one student label all the bones or just a few of them.

Muscular system provides you with movement. It helps you do many daily activities and enjoy playing different sports.

Tell your students that we also have muscles that are not attached to any of the bones. An example - the digestive system.

There are three types of muscles -

  • Skeletal - biceps
  • Smooth - stomach
  • Cardiac - heart

The human body has over 600 major muscles. Let's learn some of them.

Display picture of the human body with some identified muscles. Then - have your students come to the SmartBoard and label muscles with their fingers.

Don't forget to mention healthy lifestyle habit that will keep your skeletal and muscular systems healthy -

  • Eat healthy food
  • Exercise safely
  • Maintain good posture
  • Get enough rest after exercise

CONCLUSION What is the function of muscular and skeletal systems? What connects bone to bone? What connects muscle to the bone? Name and locate three human bones? Name and locate three human muscles?

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