Lesson Plan: Joints and Movement Science

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe the structure and function of a joint and describe the movements in different types of joints.


Students will be able to

  • recall that joints are where two or more bones join together,
  • identify the bones, ligaments, and cartilage associated with a joint,
  • describe the movement in different types of joints including hinge, ball, and socket as well as fixed joints.
  • give examples of different types of joints in the human body, including the elbow, the knee, the neck, and the hip,
  • label the different parts of a joint and describe their function.


Students should already be familiar with

  • movement as a major function of the human skeleton.


Students will not cover

  • joint injuries or diseases.

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