On March 13, Wednesday, Ms. Chanco, Link’s life sciences teacher, hosted a “Bony Party.” Apparently, they used chicken bones to observe its parts and recalled their functions. After the activity the students completed the post activity assessment to test the students’ understanding and mastery of concepts learned about bone structure, joints, and how calcium and other minerals that give the bones its strength and firmness.
I have interviewed several students and they said that they had a blast, and it was extremely fun to learn bones in a different way.
Some students’ feedback:
“I learned how the red blood cells inside the bone marrow give the bone oxygen and food to live. Justin, Haki
“This is the most wonderful and creative learning party I ever seen. Bone-up-a-teeth!” Barbara, Staha
“When I ate the chicken (a wing) there was something I saw, a ligament which connected the bones together. There were some bones I could break and look inside, but the hard bones (compact) were hard to break. However, bones are not entirely hard; I could see the soft spongy bone with its many holes. My group was very interested and so was I.” Judah, Imani
“One bone I saw was a big joint, which was the ball and socket that allows bones to move in most directions. It was so amazing!” Uchechi, Haki
“Bonirific!!! I learned the parts of the bones. I even got the chance to eat the chicken. The students lived all the core values and they were respectful. The most challenging part for the students was trying to open the bones to identify the parts. It was still fun!” Sabriya, Staha