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Body Vocab

Vocabulary

WordDefinition
ligament attaches bone to bone
joints muscles attach across these to move bones
tendon muscles attach to bones with this tissue
muscles contract when they work
response a reaction of a living thing to a stimulus
stimulus something that triggers (starts) a response
skeleton a system of 206 bones in a human body
skull your brain, eyes and inner ears are protected inside this bone case
immobilize not moving
one reason we have a skeleton for protection
a second reason we have a skeleton for support
a third reason we have a skeleton for locomotion
ball and socket allow twisting and turning movements, allows movement in any direction
hinge allows movement in a certain spot to take place, allow the body parts to bend and straighten
sliding allow two flat bones to slide over each other,
muscles change when they work they contract
a pinch a stimulus
jumping away a response
a bee sting a stimulus
pulling away and screaming a response
Created by: Mrs. Larson