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Adapt the popular children's game with such directives as "Simon says shake your phalanges."
Students display their new knowledge of human body parts -- their names and locations -- by playing an adaptation of the game Simon Says. You can use a more sophisticated version of the game with older students; even high school students will enjoy the game as they are asked to follow directions such as "Simon says use your right finger to touch your femur." (The activity includes some sample directions from Simon.)
game, human body, biology
Adapt the game of Simon Says for use as part of a unit on the human body. Include the names and locations of body parts (outside or inside) and their locations as students learn them. Below is a sampling of some of the commands that might be more appropriate for teachers in upper elementary grades and above. Students who don't follow Simon's commands correctly or who follow a command not preceded by "Simon says" are out of the game. Following are some sample directions.
Give students a quiz in which students match scientific body part names to common names.
Evaluate students' quiz grades.
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