Bones of the Spine and "Build-a-Spine" Lab



The purpose of this lesson is for students to achieve a greater understanding of the specific bony anatomy of the parts of the human spine.

Lesson Time

Two Class Periods of
52 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create a spine model using only the material they have provided.
  • Students will demonstrate effective team-work and brainstorming in working together to decide on the process they will utilize to create their spine mode.
  • Students will demonstrate an adequate level of knowledge of the bony anatomy of the spine in creating their spine model.WHAT IS ADEQUATE?
  • Students will employ creativity and resourcefulness as they build their spine model.

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