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Laura Amatulli
Laura Amatulli
(Rochester Hills - United States)

<p>Teaching 8th grade in a middle school in suburban Detroit I have strong interests in Earth Science and leadership. &nbsp;I &nbsp;have been a teacher consultant for our local National Writing Project site, Meadow Brook Writing Project, which keeps me  ...

Skeletal System Worksheet

SKELETAL SYSTEM: WORKSHEET

1. The skeleton gives our body _______ and along with the muscles, helps us in _________.

2. The muscles are attached to the ______________.

3. The skeleton is made of _______ and _________.

4. Bones are made of a mineral called _____________.

5. Bones protect the internal organs like ________, ________, and ________.

6. The curved set of bones in our chest is called the ____________.

7. The skeleton in the human body has __________ bones.

8. The brain is protected by the ___________.

9. The strongest bone in the human body is the thigh bone also known as the _____________.

10. The smallest and lightest bone in the human body is the_______________.

11. In the human body, the _________________ ("backbone" or "spine") is a column of 24.

12. The____________, also known as the knee cap, is a thick, triangular in the knee.

13. The ____________ (or "breastbone") is a long flat located in the center of the (chest).

14. The hip bone, is a large, flattened, irregularly shaped bone. It has one of the few ball and socket joints in the body – the so called hip joint, also known as the __________.



SKELETAL SYSTEM: ANSWER KEY

1. The skeleton gives our body shape and along with the muscles, helps us in movement.

2. The muscles are attached to the bones.

3. The skeleton is made of bones  and cartilage.

4. Bones are made of a mineral called calcium.

5. Bones protect the internal organs like heart, lungs, and brain.

6.The curved set of bones in our chest is called the ribcage.

7. The skeleton in the human body has  206 bones.

8. The brain is protected by the skull.

9. The strongest bone in the human body is the thigh bone also known as the Femur.

10. The smallest and lightest bone in the human body is the stapes.

11. In the human body, the vertebral column ("backbone" or "spine") is a column of 24.

12. The patella, also known as the knee cap, is a thick, triangular in the knee.

13. The sternum (or "breastbone") is a long flat located in the center of the chest.

14. The hip bone, is a large, flattened, irregularly shaped bone. It has one of the few ball and socket joints in the body – the so called hip joint, also known as the pelvic girdle.