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The Healthy Human Body Series: Skeletal and Muscular Systems

In this engaging and hands-on 4 week program, your kids building skeletal systems, conducting an experiment with chicken bones, making models of the three types of muscle, and engaging in a workout while applying their new knowledge.
Nikki Supranovicz-Ignacio
21 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
7-9
year olds
3-9
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Students will learn the function of the skeletal system, how it protects us and why calcium is important.
Students will label the axial and appendicular bones. 
Students will learn the three types of musle tissue, tell which are voluntary and involuntary and make and label a model of each type.
Students will understand the types of exercise (cardiovascular vs resistance) and their benefits.
Students will explain that warmups, cool downs and stretches are to prevent injury and increase flexibilty/range of motion.
Massachusetts licensed special education and mathematics teacher.  Years of experience teaching in public schools.  Years of experience as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, nutritionist, youth fintess instructor and youth fintess program coordinator. 
Students should go to the library or read books at home at thier level for a deep dive into these two body systems at thier leisure. 
Week 1: White clay (any kind), Black construction paper, tape, and cardboard the size of the construction paper (slightly larger is fine) Week 2: Jar of vinegar (to fit one chicken bone), two chicken bones, plastic baggie, clay projects from last week to finish and label Week 3: Clay (any kind) and red and blue paint, 4 toothpicks, and masking tape. Week 4: LIGHT weights (1-5 lbs) 9 year olds may use 5 lbs, younger should not be over 3 lbs, bottle of water to drink
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Exercise can cause injury.  Please seek physician clearance as needed.  If your child has any physical limitations, or health concerns, please seek clearance from your doctor before engaging in physical activity.  Please have space clear of trip hazards, dry surface, and ruber track shoes to prevent slipage. PLease have a bottle of water and no hand weights heavier than 5 lbs each. Younger children 7-8 should not be heavier than 3 lbs each.  
Your child will be using clay and materials they should not ingest; supervision maybe needed. 
We will be screensharing educational books and vidoes from Epic Books. 
Books read and/or reference in class: The Skeletal System by Barbara Lowell, and Exercise! by Katie Marisco

Teacher

Nikki Supranovicz-Ignacio
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
21 total reviews
16 completed classes

About Me

Hi all!

Teaching and working with kids has been my passion for as long as I can remember! I have over 15 years teaching and am currently homeschooling my own children. I'm a licensed and certified teacher in Math and Special Education.  I've... 
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