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Joint Models—Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1909

Price: $34.15

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With the Joint Models Anatomy Demonstration Kit, increase understanding of how joints move and the sizes and the shapes of the major synovial joints. Wooden joint models can be physically examined and manipulated.

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Loose joints? Creaky joints? Get those joints moving again using our three-dimensional wooden joint models! Teaching students how bones interact to form joints is difficult if all you have are pictures. Increase student understanding of how joints move and the sizes and shapes of the major synovial joints with these creative models. Wooden joint models can be physically examined and manipulated to see how different joints rotate and allow us to move. Find out how a pivot joint allows you to shake your head No and how a ball-and-socket joint lets you throw a fastball or a curveball! Ball-and-socket, hinge, gliding and pivot joints are all represented.

Kit contains four different reusable wooden joint models, complete instructions with teacher notes and reproducible student handouts and worksheets.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ball knob, wood, 2" diameter, 3/16" diameter hole
Dowel rod, 2⅞" long, 1½" diameter
Dowel rod, 3⅞" long, ⅛" diameter, 2
Dowel rod, 1⅞" long, 1½" diameter, with hole
Dowel rod, 2⅞" long, 5/16" diameter, 3
Gliding joint, 2⅞" long x 4" wide, with hole, 2
Half napkin ring, with hole
Napkin ring, wood, 1¾" diameter
Socket, clear plastic acrylic half sphere

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.