Skeleton: ball and socket joint

A practical activity for year 3 and P4, linking to the topics animals including humans and biological systems. Make no bones about it, this lesson about the skeleton will demonstrate anatomy in action! Pupils will discover how a ball and socket joint helps us to move by making one of their own.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan which includes a scientific explanation of how a ball and socket joint works
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining how a skeleton moves
  • Printable instructions

Simple to resource! The items you will need include:

  • A small funnel
  • Plasticine or clay
  • Cooking oil
Year 3
Animals including humans
 Skeleton: ball and socket joint

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