(Worksheet was adapted from Davidson County Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee)
In class we have been talking about the skeletal system. We have explored several websites and discussed the skeletal system. Now you get to go on a virtual treasure hunt to dig up the dirt on bones! You will need to find the answers for the following questions. Be sure to click on the underlined words in each sentence to find the answer.
1. What are the
major jobs of the skeletal system?
2. What do you call
part of the skeleton which protects the brain? How many
bones are in a baby's head?
of the skeleton which protect the heart and lungs are called the _______.
4. What do you call bendable
places where some bones join together? Name six types.
5. What mineral
do we need for healthy bones and what
foods have lots of this mineral in it?
6. What do you call the
stuff in the middle of bones?
7. What is the
bone in the body?
8. Adults have
many bones in their bodies?
many bones do babies have?
9. Label the following parts on the diagram
of the skeletal system you were given.
Another diagram is also provided.
Pelvis (Hip Bones)
Scapula (Shoulder blade)
10. What are the the ? Draw and label them in your notebook.
11. Find the
of the parts of a bone. Draw a copy in your notebook and label the
A more complex diagram can be found here.
1. What are some suggestions for adding calcium to your diet? Find and write one calcium-rich food for each meal.
2. To find out what would happen to our
bones without proper nutrition, click
here and scroll way down
to Try This and look at the experiment with chicken bones at the bottom of the page.
has the same number of neck bones as you do?
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