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Beginning Exploration (1 of 7)

TEACHERS, BEFORE YOU TEACH THIS LESSON… PLEASE READ!

What follows is our Halloween mini-lesson and activity that we created in 2017, so it’s possible that your students did this with their teacher last year. If it’s important to you or your students that you do something new this year, we recommend trying our Halloween mini-lesson and activity for 2018, "What’s the biggest spider in the world?"

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DISCUSS:

What do bones do for your body?

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EXTENSION FOR OLDER STUDENTS

Students Grade 3 and up can extend this activity by comparing the human hand to the bones of a mystery animal. Go to the next slide for step-by-step instructions.

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DISCUSS (1 of 2):

How are the bones in bat wings and human hands similar to each other? How are they different?

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DISCUSS (2 of 2):

Thinking about how bats use their wings and how humans use their hands, can you explain the differences in their bones?

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