Learning the Human Skeletal System
Anatomy and physiology students have a long list of bones to memorize, and despite this, it is the easiest parts of the body to learn because they are so accessible. Touching your bones is very possible despite the skin. But then simply memorizing something is not very effective as when you attach meaning to what you are learning. If you follow these creative suggestions below, learning about the human skeletal system would become very easy for you.
These ideas, however, are not meant to replace studying our textbook or attending class and paying attention to your teacher.
But you can still be creative in studying them by following these ideas below.
Paint a t-shirt or a pair of legging according to the bones that correspond to it. Another idea is to get some body paint and accentuate and label some bones right on your skin. One day you can even try, with the use of an eyebrow pencil or any make-up to write the bones of the skull on your face.
Painting bones on each other while studying can be helpful, then take photo shots of the bones so that you can share it with your classmates.
You can make up rhymes or cute saying from the bones.
“MY femur is horizontal when I’m a dreamer” is one such saying.
“MAN Did I blow a big bubBLE” where the capital letters spell mandible which is for chewing.
A jib is on the side of the main sail just like the fibula is on the side of the tibia and so the saying, “The fibula is one the side of the jibula.”
The word ‘parietal’ contains the word ‘pair’ and there are a pair of them. Since it ends in ‘tal’ it can signify that they are on the top of the tallest spot of your body which is your head.
The shape and what they are used for can be a clue to some bones in our body.
When raising your arms you use the wing like scapula.
You can associate your sphenoid bone with a bat that lives inside the cave of your skull.
You can do animation when studying about bones. The script should be an argument among the bones on what to do next. Make sure that the bones in your script tell us what they do so that you can pinpoint their place in the body. You can read or perform your script in class and you can record it too.
Using pasta for different categories of bones is also something you can use to as a learning tool. Long bones can be represented by penne pasta, seasmoid bones by macaroni, and flat bones by broken lasagna. Paste all you pasta on a board shaped like a human body and label the bones.
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