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Vision and Change Teacher-Recommended Collection: Osteology (Bones)

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Description Collection Description
Resources for teaching students in human anatomy and physiology about the bones of the body. A brief description of each resource is listed below. eSkeleton: is an electronic database of human and non-human primates skeletal anatomy. The site is organized into an osteology database that is searchable by taxon, bone and view. WebAnatomy: A simple web-based anatomy quiz program intended for human anatomy and physiology students from the University of Minnesota (select “self-test” and then “bones”). Image Bank: A collection of simple color-less, line drawings for students to color and study (university of Minnesota). Introducing the Bones: Learning Centers in the Colleges Science Lab - Using learning centers in the college lab to study the skeletal system directs student learning and encourages cooperative learning and critical thinking. Histological Review of Bone Tissues: A PowerPoint review of photomicrographs depicting the various histological features of compact bone A Method for Teaching the Osteology of Irregular Bones: An article from HAPSEducator describing an approach towards teaching students how to "circumnavigate" the irregular bones (ossa coxae, scapulae, vertebrae) using anatomical and geographical terminology.

How were the items in this collection used?
The items in this collection are to be shared with students learning the bones of the body in a human anatomy and physiology course OR by the instructor to find images/assessments/resources. The collection can be used to supplement current lecture/activities used to teach human anatomy and physiology to undergraduate students. The online resources can be provided as web links through Blackboard (or other learning management system), the images can be provided for lab activities, such as for coloring pages (or to supplement lectures images), and the web anatomy quizzes are great for student self-assessment.

Who used this collection?
Any instructor teaching students in human anatomy and physiology. This collection can be specifically used for teaching human osteology (bones) and science educators at all levels, however these resources were identified for use with undergraduate students enrolled in human anatomy and physiology.

Which of the V&C Core Concepts does this collection address?
Structure & Function ('Basic units of structure define the function of all living things.')
Students will learn the basic structures and features of the bones of the body and reinforce the concepts of skeletal functions.

Systems ('Living systems are interconnected and interacting.')
A study of the bones will reinforce concepts of the musculoskeletal system.

Which of the V&C Core Competencies and Disciplinary Practices does this collection address?
Ability to Apply the Process of Science ('Biology is evidence based and grounded in the formal practices of observation, experimentation, and hypothesis testing.')
Images, illustrations, and anatomical models (bones) provide students the ability to model and simulate the skeletal system.

Ability to Tap into the Interdisciplinary Nature of Science ('Biology is an interdisciplinary science.')
The study of bones allows for interdisciplinary study of muscles, support, histology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology.

Ability to Communicate and Collaborate with Other Disciplines ('Biology is a collaborative scientific discipline.')
Osteology can communicate and collaborate with chemistry, medicine, and society.

Please enter suggestions for colleagues.
This collection can be used by science educators at all levels, however these resources were identified for use with undergraduate students enrolled in human anatomy and physiology.

Type of Resource Annotated Collection
Format Multiple Formats
Jessica Ibarra, University of the Incarnate Word
Grade/Age Levels Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Cultural Aspect Geographical (specific regions/countries)
Type of Review Reviewed by Partner Organization

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