Grade 10s learn about bones

Our Grade 10 Life Science pupils recently did a Support and Movement Practical, dubbed ‘Speed dating with bones’ by our IT Integrator, Mrs Nivison. 😂

There were various stations, and they had five minutes at each station to identify various bones from different animals, including human bones and X-rays, and they needed to relate the structure to its function. For example the tortoise shell – at the bottom the vertebra are fused, the ribs are fixed to the vertebra, and the shell is fixed to the ribs – to protect. They also looked at dentitions – carnivores versus herbivores, and related that to their diet. Herbivores will have flat molars and premolars to grind the plant matter, whereas Carnivores will have sharp, well-developed canines.

Thank you to Mr Currie for this interesting lesson!