The skeleton is the internal framework of the human body, supporting organs, tissues, and muscles. Skeletons are made up of 206 . A healthy skeleton is essential for movement, protection, and maintaining posture.
The Skeleton: An Overview
Bones: The hard, rigid parts of the body that make up the Skeleton. Bones provide structure and support to the body, and house the body's organs. Cartilage: A type of connective tissue found in the Skeleton. Cartilage can be found in areas such as the rib cage, ear, and nose. Joints: The parts of the Skeleton that join two or more bones together. Joints allow for movement and flexibility in the body.
The longest bone in the human body is the femur, located in the upper leg. It can be up to one fourth of a person's height. Birds do not have true skeletons, instead they have a structure made up of bones and cartilage called a 'missionary skeleton'. The human skeleton can be divided into two parts: the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton.
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What role does the skeleton play in the human body?
What are some of the differences between human and animal skeletons?
What are some of the ways that you can stay healthy to keep your skeleton strong?
What would happen if our skeletons weren't able to support our bodies?
Brain break: Draw a banana playing a guitar in a punk rock band.
Question: What is the structure of a skeleton and how does it provide support for the body? Clues: • A skeleton is made up of bones and joints. • The bones form a rigid frame that provides support and protection for the body. • Joints between the bones allow movement. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a diagram of the skeleton and label the bones and joints. B. Explain how the structure of the skeleton provides support to the body.
How many bones are in the adult human body?
Which of the following is not a bone in the human body?
What is the longest bone in the human body?
What type of joints are present between skull bones and help facilitate head movement?
- Sutures Joints
- Pivot Joints
- Ball-and-Socket Joints
Which part of our skeleton protects our brain and spinal cord?
- Skull and vertebral column
- Pelvis and femur bones
- Sternum and rib cage