Year 12 Science Skeleton Research

Year 12 have started to look at skeletons during spring term science lessons. Our early work has seen how skeletons protect our inner organs and help us to remain upright.

The students held a class discussion about animals that have no bones. We thought about the structures of worms and ladybirds. The students compared this theory with some of the practical work they have carried out at the Roots and Shoots college.

New vocabulary was introduced with words such as exoskeleton, endoskeleton, crustacean, vertebrate, invertebrate.

The next step will be to create some model structures of bones. The aim will be to investigate what is the strongest structure for a bone. Year 12 will create a large, wide bone, and then compare the strength with a bone with narrow gaps.

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