The Human Body Module consists of four
sequential investigations that engage students in thoughtful
activities about the form and function of a most remarkable
machine, their own body.
FOSS EXPECTS STUDENTS TO
- Observe and investigate the human skeletal and muscle
- Become aware of the versatility of movement provided
an articulated skeleton.
- Gain experience with the use of photographs, diagrams,
model bones to gather information.
- Build mechanical models to demonstrate how muscles
responsible for human movement.
- Compare the bones and muscles in their own bodies
photographs and models.
- Investigate response time of hands and feet.
- Develop an awareness of human bone and muscle structure
and function and an appreciation for the versatility of the
- Acquire the vocabulary associated with the human skeletal
and muscle systems.
- Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations
and build explanations: observing, communicating,
comparing, and organizing.