The Human Skull • The skull is made of thin, flat bones that come together in joints called sutures. • The functions of the skull are to PROTECT the brain as well as give SUPPORT to the shape of the brain. It also allows for expression through the MOVEMENT of muscles.
Parietal Parietal (yellow)
Frontal (brown) Frontal
Temporal (blue) Temporal
Sphenoid (Purple) Sphenoid
Zygomatic (orange) Zygomatic
Maxilla (red) Maxilla
Nasal (black) Nasal
Mandible (green) Mandible
The MANDIBLE is the only moveable bone on the skull! The rest are locked in place after about a year old.
Occipital (black) Occipital
Bones of the SKULL Parietal Frontal Temporal Sphenoid Nasal Zygomatic Maxilla Mandible
Back View Skull Parietal Occipital Mandible
You can go to www.quizlet.com and look up Cynthia_Book for a series of quizzes/flashcards etc I made on the skull