WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE? Exploring Anatomical Ways That Make Us One of a Kind!

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If you are looking for a fun way to engage students while they learn a little about human anatomy/biology/physiology, this is a great activity to do it.
This is the one lesson that I do that I can always guarantee all of my students participate in! This download includes a PowerPoint Presentation (or optional Google Slide Presentation) that reviews 15 features or actions that can only be performed by a small percentage of the population. I included items that I knew students would have to attempt or look in to in order to keep it interesting and engaging. Each slide presents a question on a unique trait and then gives some basic science behind it as well as general statistics on its rarity.
Topics include: rolling your tongue, dimples, wiggling your ears, raising one eyebrow, palm creases, missing tendons, touching your tongue to your nose/elbow, hitchhikers thumb, flaring your nostrils, clasping your hands, thumbprints and toe length.
I used this activity as a part of my HOSA club and it was one of our favorite meetings to date! Can also be used as a part of units on genetics or human growth and development, or in any class where biology and/or anatomy is taught!
See below for a video sneak peek!
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  • 5

    How Unique are you

    Posted by Lisa Coin on Jul 24th 2022

    Used as an end of year celebration of each student's special traits!

  • 5

    How Unique are You?

    Posted by Janet on Nov 22nd 2021

    Fun activity to do with students as fun facts or as an introduction to a unit (genetics, human growth through the lifespan, medical math). Students were engaged and had fun trying everything out and comparing their traits to others.

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