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6th Grade Skeletal System- Names of Bones

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Cranium
The upper part of the skull that encloses and protects the brain
Skull
entire skeletal framework of the head
Ribs
The bones in the chest that protect the heart and lungs.
Vertabrae
the small bones that make up the backbone
Pelvis/ Hip Bone
the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs
Mandible
lower jawbone
Clavicle
collarbone
Scapula
Shoulder Blade
Humerus
the upper arm bone
Ulna
bone of the lower arm (pinky side)
Radius
bone of the lower arm (thumb side)
Carpals
Wrist Bones
Meta Carpals
the five bones of the palm of the hand
Phalanges
bones of the fingers and toes
Femur
Thigh bone, the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton.
Patella
kneecap
Fibula
the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
Tibia
the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
Tarsals
Ankle Bones
Meta Tarsals
foot bones
Sternum
the breast bone, protects your heart
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