Skulls and Skeletons!
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Skulls and Skeletons! With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Illustrated by Tom Casteel

What would happen if you had no bones? You might fall over flat on the floor!

Bones are those hard parts of our bodies that make up our skeletons Read More

Available In:
Hardcover, $19.95
9781619308060
Paperback, $14.95
9781619308091
eBook, $9.99
9781619308077
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 96 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Biology | Life Science
Leveling: Ages 7-10 |Grade Level 3-4 |

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"Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects provides a unique combination of solid, engaging, accurate text and hands-on experiences . . .  As a teacher myself, it presents itself as nearly a complete unit plan! I can imagine building a unit based on this book and the resources it provides . . . I would definitely recommend this book, and will be seeking out others in this series!"

Detailed Book Description

What would happen if you had no bones? You might fall over flat on the floor!

Bones are those hard parts of our bodies that make up our skeletons and skulls, and we need them in lots of different ways. In Skulls and Skeletons! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, readers learn about the bones in their bodies and why we can’t live without them. And bones aren’t just good for humans—many animals can’t live without them! But do all animals have bones? No, they don’t! And why do fish look so much different from birds, even though both have bones? Organisms use their bodies in different ways to successfully live in different habitats. For example, a bird’s light bones are great for flying, but would not support them deep in the ocean.

Explore Skulls and Skeletonsencourages readers to learn as they compare and contrast their own bones with those of other vertebrates. They make working models, measure bone lengths and brain capacity, learn how to identify skulls and bones by shape, structure, and functions, and much more! Bones provide the framework that allow our muscles and organs to do their jobs. They also protect important body parts, provide a place for muscles to attach, and even make our blood. By exploring the skeletons that make up our bodies, kids gain foundational knowledge about how bodies work and what people can do to stay healthy.

Explore Skulls and Skeletonsincludes hands-on STEM activities and critical thinking exercises related to anatomy and biology. Fun facts, links to online primary sources and other supplemental material, and essential questions encourage readers to take a deep dive inside their own bodies!

Try these hands-on anatomy projects!

  • Measure brain volume with sand or rice
  • Compare bones vs. cartilage
  • Design a bike helmet model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
What’s in a Body?

Chapter 1
Bone Basics

Chapter 2
Heads Up!

Chapter 3
Torsos to Tails

Chapter 4
Out on a limb

Chapter 5
Hands, Feet, Wings, Fins

Chapter 6
Celebrating Skeletons

Glossary
Resources
Essential Questions
Index