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General Instructions

1. Complete the activities below on each system with your group.


Make sure that all members participate equally. Each person is
responsible for writing their own answers on the question sheet
(you will be given this by your teacher).

2. Label each assignment clearly and list your team number and your
names.

3. You will be evaluated on cooperative work skills as well as written


work.

5. SPELLING AND NEATNESS COUNT!!!

6. Extra points will be given for high quality work and bonus
answers.
Assignment 1 - Skeletal System WebLesson

Your body has lots of bones that give your body shape. When we talk about the way your
bones work together, it is called your skeletal system. Without your skeleton, you could not
stand or even move. Think about what your life would be like if you didn't have a skeleton.

Introduction: MEDtropolis - Virtual Body > Skeleton > Bones Narrated

Find the answers to questions 1 and 2 at Skeletal System.

1. Why is the skeletal system important?


2. How many bones are in a human body? Why do adults and babies have different numbers of bones?

Learn about calcium at KidsHealth-Minerals.

3. Why do we need calcium and how do we get it?

Every bone in your body has a name. Look at the human skeleton at
Skeletal System and Hillendale's Skeletal System.
4.Label the bones on your worksheet.

Find the answers to the following questions at Amazing Facts.

5. What is the longest bone in your body? Where is it located? What is the smallest bone? Where is it located?

Find the answers to the following questions at Your Gross & Cool
Body: Skeletal System.

6. What would happen if humans didn't have bones? What do bones do?
7. Explain how your bones move.
8. What is in the center of many of your bones and what does it do?

Compare your skeleton to the skeleton of a frog at Virtual Frog


Dissection Kit: The Whole Frog.

9. How is a human skeleton like a frog's skeleton? How are they different? Hint: If you click on the picture of the
frog's skeletal system you will get a larger view.

Explore Your Gross & Cool Body: Sprained Ankle.

10. What happens when you sprain your ankle?

Additional Activities

BONUS: Name Dem Bones Challenge ONE ll Challenge TWO ll Bones Diagram ll Foss Mr. Bones

BONUS: How the Body Works Movies from KidsHealth. Select the movie for this system.

BONUS: MEDtropolis - Virtual Body > Skeleton > Build a Skeleton

BONUS: Check out the Activity Page

BONUS:Radiographic Anatomy of the Skeleton - from the University of Washington


Extra Credit: The Big Story on Bones - What unique facts have you learned?

Skeletal System Name: ______________ Date:_____

1. Why is the skeletal system important?

2. How many bones are in a human body? Why do adults and babies
have different numbers of bones?

3. Why do we need calcium and how do we get it?

4. Label the bones on your worksheet.

5. What is the longest bone in your body and where is it located?


What is the smallest bone and where is it located?

6. What would happen if humans didn't have bones? What do bones


do?

7. Explain how your bones move.

8. What is in the center of many of your bones and what does it do?

9. How is a human skeleton like a frog's skeleton? How are they


different?

10. What happens when you sprain your ankle?


Skeleton Worksheet

Return to: Skeletal System


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