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Chicken Wing Exploration

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    Arizona Science Center

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Chicken Wing Exploration

In this activity, learners explore cooked chicken wings and identify the various parts including: bones (radius, ulna, humerus, shoulder joint, elbow joint), tendons, and cartilage. Learners observe the relationships between bones, tendons, and cartilage and identify how a chicken wing is similar to a human arm. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
1 to 2 hours

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Human Body
      • Skeleton
      • Muscles and Skin

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, Arizona Science Center, ©2012

Funding Source:

  • Science Education Partnership Award, National Institutes of Health