Teaching students how to learn is important. When it is time to learn about joints I give the students these problems to solve.
1. Using materials from the dollar store build a model of each of the following joints. hip, knee, ankle, foot. The joint has to move correctly.
2. Explain how you researched the joint, determined the design and put it together
3. Compare each joint of the lower limb to the upper limb-hip to shoulder, knee to elbow, ankle to wrist and foot to hand.
Here are the results from my most current class.