Organ Systems
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Friday, November 10, 2017
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At Sumter County Middle School, Ms. Inez Wiggins’ 7th grade Life Science classes learned about organ systems. The students learned what organ systems do, and how the systems interact with each another.  Students investigated the structures and functions of the skeletal system and the muscular system.  In order to gain insight of how these two systems work together, students participated in a chicken foot lab.  The students were given the problem, “How is movement produced in a chicken foot?” Students looked at muscles that surround the bone, silvery white tough connective tissue or tendons that connect muscle to bone. They looked at how muscles move in antagonistic (opposite) pairs to move a bone.  Students enjoyed the hands on experience. Students wrote a paragraph explaining how the two systems work together to allow for movement.

 

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