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The Human Body. B ones, bones, bones…. Bones!. Within our bodies we have many different parts which form our skeleton. These bones help to support and protect our bodies. What to do:

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Bones bones bones

The Human Body

  • Bones,bones,bones…

Bones!


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Within our bodies we have many different parts which form our skeleton. These bones help to support and protect our bodies.

What to do:

Select the Skeleton below. This will take you to page two. See if you can guess what the names of the bones are before clicking your mouse button. To find out information about the bone parts click onto the labels displayed.


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Can you name the bones of my body?

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Skull

Clavicle

Scapula

Humerus

Ribcage

Spine

Radius & Ulna

Pelvis

Hand bones

Femur

Patella

Tibia & Fibula

Foot bones


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The skull

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Skull

There are 29 bones altogether in the skull and jaw. They make a box to protect the brain, eyes and ears.


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The clavicle

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Clavicle

This is the collar bone, and joins the sternum (part of the chest) to the shoulder. They support the arms and transmit force from arms into the central skeleton.


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The ribcage

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Ribcage

This protects the heart and lungs and other upper organs. There are 24 curved bones, and the sternum runs down the middle.


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The spine

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Spine

It is made up of 24 individual small bones (called vertebrae). Your spine supports your head and body. Each of the bones are linked by small joints which can move a little. Lots of small movements add up and let your spine bend a lot.


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Hand bones

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Hand bones

There are lots of bones in your hands. There are bones in your wrist (carpals), palms (metacarpals) and fingers (phalanges).


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Patella

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Patella

This is the bone in your kneecap. It is triangular shaped bone at the front of your knee joint. This protects the knee joint.


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Foot bones

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Foot bones

There are 26 bones in your foot. They can make an arch shape to support your body when you stand up.


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Scapula

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Scapula

This is also known as the shoulder blade. It is a flat triangular bone that lies over the back of upper ribs. Helps with the movement of the arm and shoulder.


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Humerus

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Humerus

This is the bone in your upper arm. It is a long bone and goes between your shoulder and elbow joints.


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Radius and Ulna

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Radius& Ulna

These are the bones in your lower arm. The radius is on the thumb side of your arm. The two bones swivel over each other when you twist your wrist.


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Pelvis

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Pelvis

Your pelvis is shaped like a bowl. It holds all of the organs in the lower part of the body. It is a slightly moveable joint.


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Femur

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Femur

This is the thigh bone. It is the longest bone in the body and is one of the strongest. It helps to support your weight when you stand.


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Tibia and Fibula

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Tibia and Fibula

These bones are both in your lower leg. The tibia is the thicker shin bone, and the fibula is the slimmer bone. They both hold the lower leg muscles in place. Doesn’t give much support/ strength to the leg.


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Have you got as many bones in your body as I have. Have a guess how many bones you have altogether. When you think you know click on the answer below.

206 bones

90 bones

136 bones


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Excellent!

Most of us have around 206 bones in our bodies.

When you are ready click the button below for end page.


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Good try!

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Created by Kristina Dover

3RD Year St Martin’s Student

February 2004

Modified by T.Esquirol, April 2005


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