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Calcium Collage

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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Calcium Collage

In this activity (on pages 11-14 of PDF), learners cut out pictures from magazines of foods that help make bones strong and glue the pictures to a paper bone. The lesson plan includes information about various activities - including physical exercise as well as diet - that lead to healthy bones. It also includes a list of foods that provide calcium to strengthen bones, including dairy products, spinach, and tofu. The paper bones can be cut out of construction paper prior to the activity.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per student)

  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Magazines for cutting
  • Calcium rich foods – milk, cheese, leafy green vegetables, tofu, yogurt, etc.


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Skeleton
      • Health and Nutrition

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, OMSI, ©2004

Funding Source:

  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon


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