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Jackie Shepler
Lesson Plan: Human body
Grade: Freshmen (9th grade)
Student learner objectives:
Students will learn about human bones
Students will read the certain chapters out of their book
Students will match up in groups and make a life size skeleton labeling
all of the bones
Students will share the different ways to use to memorize the bones
Students will be introduced to the bone dance song
Students will re-watch the song to learn
Students will get passed out the lyrics to the song to help memorize
Students then will try to dance along with the song
Anatomy & physiology book, computer, skeleton
YouTube URL: (
Curricular Connections:
Science/anatomy & physiology, art and dance
1. The students and I will read the chapters out of their book about the
human bones
2. I will then pair them up in groups of three
3. Students are assigned to draw a life size skeleton, and label all the
4. All the students will share with the class how they memorize the
different bones of the human body
5. I will introduce the bone dance song to the students
6. Play the bone dance song on youtube for all students to see
7. Pass out the lyrics to the bone dance song
8. Students will learn the song in their groups
9. All students will perform in their groups the bone dance song and
Students will take a final test on the human bones
Song Lesson: (Music)
"The Bone Dance"
Everybody knows the bones,
Just had to find a way

Everybody know what I'm talking 'bout,

That's how I'll get an "A"
My body's many parts
And this is where it starts
Phalanges I have ten,
And metatarsals then
I got some tarsals too,
I'll put them in my shoes
The fibula is next,
According to my text
Then comes the tibia,
That ain't no fibia
And now I'm up to my knee
Yeah, yeah, yeah
That's the patella to me
We're doin' the bone dance
We study the answers
Again and again 'til I get it right
We're doing the bone dance
Ya dance and you'll learn it
And we won't mess up this test
We'll get it perfect
And now I take it home,
With the parietal bone
It might be crazy,
But we learn that way
Temporal and frontal too
And now we're finally through
That makes two hundred and six
I found a way that clicks

Bone thugs in the house

We're doin' the bone dance

Ya study the answers,

Again, and again 'til I get it right

We're doin' the bone dance
Ya dance and you'll learn it
And we won't mess up this test
We'll get it perfect
Teaching Tips/Information:
-Diagrams of the human skeleton are useful for introductions
-Have a fun approach
-Learn with hands on activities
Common Core State Standards: CCSS
1. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domainspecific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or
technical context
2. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text,
referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers
3. Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a
procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the question
the author seeks to address