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Strength, Structure and Joints: Modeling the Skeletal System

Teachers Involved
Alice Laufer
Melanie Pearlman
Project Information
This project combines science units on the structure and function of bones and joints with an art unit on the scale and proportion of the human form. Students complete activities to compare the compressive strength of different shapes, and to illustrate the movement of different types of joints. They then construct marionettes with at least two different kinds of joints that display realistic movement.
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