Living Bones - NWMS Battle Creek MI

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Living Bones, Strong Bones

Northwestern Middle School 7th graders learned why bone health is essential for working on board the ISS. We learned the difference between cortical and trabecular bone, resorption and ossification, and with the help of Mr. Pun our skeletal model, we looked at all the bones of the body. They named the two essential ingredients for building stronger bones: nutrition and exercise, reinforced by the Stemonstration: Exercise video. As a group we built two models and stacked books on them to see which could withstand the most weight. As predicted, the model with thicker sides and compacted inside held up the most books. Journal entries and discussions explored why.

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