Compare animal groups that have exoskeletons - with animals, like humans, that have endoskeletons
Bodies need structural support
Books to feature:
Box Turtle gives a fictional timeline to one turtle. The story starts in 1892.
Box Turtle - written and illustrated by John Himmelman
Turtles and Snails -written by Gallimard Jeunesse and Gilbert Houbre, illustrated by Gilbert Houbre
After reading these books - what do you know about turtles and snails? How are they alike? How are they different. What are some questions you have about skeletons? Humans have an endoskeleton - but science is working to address paralysis through exoskeleton technology:
Visit the world's only skeleton museum:
What is a bone?
What is collagen?
What is the difference between a vertebrate and an invertebrate?
What is cartilage?
What is a ligament?
Are teeth bone?
Pick different animals to research on line - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Smithsonian Zoo are some of the possible sites to use: