Thursday, December 21, 2017

Skeletons, skeletons, skeletons
Assisted by Anita Bhattarai

I like science. At school we do experiments and research related to science. Right now, we are studying the bones of the human body. In order to do this, we have done different types of study and have started with the human arm.

Lesson 1: We looked at the pictures of the skeleton and a short video on Youtube. For some of the young ones, they had no idea that there were bones inside of us. We had done studies of insects and had talked about exo-skeleton and indo-skeleton, however, so the word had been used before.

Lesson 2: Next, we looked at the skeleton of a bird. We found a very well preserved skeleton of a bird when our school moved building and saved the sample. The skeleton had been lying on the window sill for some time and I think it is the skeleton of a pigeon. The bird skull, the leg, the rib cage are very clear and easy to learn from. We looked at this sample very carefully.

Lesson 3: Next, Utu was our volunteer and our live model. We drew the bones of the arm on him. He said that he felt very ticklish and we had a lot of laughs as he wiggled and giggled. We also labelled the names of the bones on him and all of us did a spelling study and test thereafter. It was really easy to think of the human bones once they were drawn on him and we learned a lot.

Lesson 4: After that, we sang the bone song which was very funny. While the song on Youtube was very simple and went, the head bone is connected to the backbone, the backbone was connected to the hip bone, the hip bone is connected to the leg bone… etc. We made a new song. We really should get about to learning the flute and keyboard notations to this song and adapting it into our music classes.

Bones, bones, bones of the arm
Bones, bones, bones of the arm
Bones, bones, fun bones of the arm
The scapula is connected to the acromion
The acromion is connected to the humerus
The humerus is connected to the capitulum
The capitulum is connected to the ulna
The ulna is the friend of the radius
Ulna and radius are connected to the carpals
The carpals are connected to the meta carpals
Meta carpals are connected to the phalanges

Phalanges are our finger bones
Bones, bones, bones of the arm
We have learned
Bones, bones, bones of the arm
We have learned the bones of the arm

Lesson 5: After the singing fun, we then looked at some x-rays. We learned who discovered the x-ray, it was Roetgen and our famous two time Nobel prize winning Marie Curie, who else, created mobile x-ray. We had just seen the French movie on this first woman to win the Nobel prize. Connecting things to each other is a lot of fun. Bones, songs, birds, scientists….

Lesson 6: We are also doing artwork and sketches of the bones. See what we have done. Even the small ones have done really good with their science studies and can generally connect what is where now. Utu pretty much knows all the bones and is reviewing while we on the other hand are just starting out.

As you can see, learning is a lot of fun at Spiny Babbler Evolution. I have to go now, our boxing teacher is here and I need to get my arm bones moving.

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