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Them Bones

4th Grade Skeletal system

Protects the vital area right above your heart and lungs. It completes the rib cage, since the first to the seventh rib is connected to it by cartilage. Sternum
Provides support to the arm and shoulder. The common term for this bone is the collarbone. Clavicle
Encloses the brain and protect the organs of sight, hearing and balance. Cranium
A bone in the forearm. It functions as part of the elbow joint Ulna
A bone of the upper arm between the elbow and the shoulder. Like all bones it gives shape to the body and acts as an attachment site for the muscles. Humerus
A strong bone that provides support to the entire skeletal structure. It helps in the movement of our legs. Femur
The bone of the forearm or lower arm, extending from the elbow to the wrist. This bone is relatively long and curved, extending parallel to the ulna. Its' primary function includes motion of the arm and support of the arm. Radius
A cluster of bones in the wrist between the radius and ulna that allow the wrist to move and rotate vertically, horizontally and laterally. Carpals
On the back of the hand, these bones can be seen and felt through the skin. The heads of the metacarpals form the knuckles. Metacarpal
A bone to which most of the shoulder muscles are attached Scapula
The bones at the tips of your fingers and toes. Phalanges
A small, flat, round bone that works with the femur in front of the knee joint. Your kneecap. Patella
Provides strong, stable support for the vertebral column, protects the organs of the pelvis, and provides a site for the lower limbs to attach. Pelvic Girdle
Provides support for the body's frame, keeping it standing upright. It connects the head to the rest of the body. Serves as protection for the spinal cord. Vertebral Column
The long thin outer bone of the lower leg. It takes no part in the transmission of body weight, a task which falls to the other, and much sturdier, lower leg bone, Fibula
It's the shin bone. It connects the knee and ankle. It keeps ligaments on the knee stable as well as ligaments in the ankle Tibia
Functions to protect the heart and lungs. It also anchors important muscles that work the lungs during breathing. Rib Cage
Created by: KLuka