Pentadactyl Limbs

Introduction
Looking at how form is linked with function with mammal limbs
Useful information
Kit List: 

Selection of animal forelimbs - borrowed from Zoology (rabbit, dog, mouse, sheep, turkey)
Set of laminated limb-shapes and bone formations
Pictures of animals

Explanation
Explanation: 

Matching up laminated shapes of animal limbs to laminated bone outlines and real bones themselves. Talking about common ancestry.

The same basic 5:2:1 bone structure is found in many different animal forelimbs ranging from human forearms, horses, bats, dolphins, rabbits and turkeys.

More details to follow.

(Only able to borrow the forelimbs for CBS)

Risk Assessment
Date risk assesment last checked: 
Fri, 02/02/2018
Risk assesment checked by: 
Miffles
Date risk assesment double checked: 
Wed, 07/02/2018
Risk assesment double-checked by: 
Sarah
Risk Assessment: 

Comparing real animal forelimbs to laminate limb shapes.

Hazard Risk Likelihood Severity Overall Mitigation Likelihood Severity Overall
Bone tips Some bones may have sharp tips – cuts. Likelihood score Severity score Overall Remind children to handle bones carefully; in particular, warn not to stab each other with small bones.
In case of injury, call first aider.
Likelihood again Severity again New overall (hopefully better than the first)
Bones If dropped, bones may fall on feet or shatter, causing cuts and other injuries. Likelihood score Severity score Overall Demonstrator only have a few bones present at a time to minimise risk of children picking up or playing/messing with the bones. Demonstrator to keep an eye on anybody holding bones. If a bone smashes, clear it up immediately with dustpan and brush. Any bones with sharp edges may need to be smoothed off or replaced.
Warn parents of the possibility of infection if a child does cut him/herself on the bones. Advise parents to take child to a doctor if the cut looks infected.
Likelihood again Severity again New overall (hopefully better than the first)
Bones Possible infection risk from bone if skin is cut by touching the bone. Likelihood score Severity score Overall These bone specimens have been borrowed from the Zoology Department and are safe for handling. Please note, however, this does not necessarily mean that the bones are completely sterile now. Warn parents of the possibility of infection if a child does cut him/herself on the bones; Advise parents to take child to a doctor if the cut looks infected. Likelihood again Severity again New overall (hopefully better than the first)
Laminated sheets Possible 'papercuts' from laminated shapes. Likelihood score Severity score Overall Smooth off the corners on the laminate shapes, and be aware of children waving the shapes around, warning them not to.
In case of injury call first aider.
Likelihood again Severity again New overall (hopefully better than the first)
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