P4 Skeleton: ball and socket joint

An investigation for year 3 linking to the topic animals including humans. Make no bones about it, this lesson about the skeleton will demonstrate anatomy in action! Pupils will discover how a ball and socket joint helps us to move by making one of their own.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan which includes a scientific explanation of how a ball and socket joint works
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining how a skeleton moves
  • Printable instructions
  • Three guided reading spreads: Interview with an orthopaedic vet, sensational female scientist Marie Curie and how an X-ray machine works
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Created: Oct 30, 2018

Updated: Mar 6, 2019

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