The Human Body module consists of four sequential investigations that engage students in thoughtful activities about the form and function of a most remarkable machine, their own body. FOSS expects students to:
- Observe and investigate the human skeletal and muscle systems.
- Become aware of the versatility of movement providing by an articulated skeleton.
- Gain experience with the use of photographs, diagrams, and model bones to gather information.
- Build mechanical models to demonstrate how muscles are responsible for human movement.
- Compare the bones and muscles in their own bodies to photographs and models.
- Investigate response time of hands and feet.
- Develop an awareness of human bone and muscle structure and function and an appreciation for the versatility of the human body.
- Acquire the vocabulary associated with the human skeletal and muscle systems.
- Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations and build explanations: observing, communicating, comparing, and organizing.