Free Homeschool Lesson Plans, Online Resources, and Printables for the Axial Skeleton

Science – The axial skeleton

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My favorite resource in doing this round-up is Sheppard Software's skeleton tutorial.

Quizlet has some already-made online flashcards that are super handy (specific to Classical Conversations Cycle 3 week 2).

Homeschooling Them has a free download of notebooking pages including the Axial Skeleton (for use with Classical Conversations Cycle 3 week 2).

Capturing Everyday Life has a cute Axial Skeleton Craft. has a handy coloring page of the human skeleton.

Over at, kids can watch a video about the human skeleton.

Kids can create a life-sized skeleton following the instructions at The Crafty Crow (you can get the fun book that's mentioned, Funny Bones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, at your local library).

Kids Biology has a useful slideshow that is informative in a story-telling style that younger kids can understand.

Cyber Surgeons' page would be very educational for older kids who can handle more advanced vocabulary.

There's an old Schoolhouse Rock video, Them Not-So-Dry Bones that's pretty fun to watch.

The Skeletal System at

NeoK12 has a lot of resources, including games, diagrams, activities, and links to lots of videos.

View the human skeleton on a virtual body at Also has a game where you can build a skeleton.

Med Imagery's slideshow includes very detailed photos.

Information about the human skeleton and a handy printout found at Enchanted Learning (Membership to Enchanted Learning required, $20/year).

Read about the skeletal system (advanced vocabulary – best for upper grades) at Inner Body.

Biology4Kids has a good resource called Skeletons Inside and Out

The video Skeleton Dance on YouTube is a fun way to learn about the skeletal system.

Create your own puzzle about the axial skeleton at Discovery Education.

Skeleton resources and game found at BBC (advanced vocabulary)

This collection of free homeschool resources is brought to you by Deana at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom. For lots of Classical Conversations pins, follow her on Pinterest. Stay tuned next week, for free resources for a unit study on kinds of muscles!

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