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clavicle
collarbone
scapula
shoulder blade
humerus
long bone in the arm
ulna
inner forearm
radius
outer forearm
carpals
wrist
metacarpals
hand
phalanges
fingers and toes
femur
thigh bone/longest & strongest bone
patella
kneecap
fibula
calf
tibia
long bone of the lower front portion of the leg
tarsals
ankle
metatarsals
foot
cranium
skull/head
mandible
jaw
cervicle vertebrae
below the skull
sternum
breastbone
rib
bone attached to the spine
pelvis
hips
sacrum
bottom of the spine
What is the main job of the skeleton?
to provide support for our body
Your skeleton has how many main functions?
three
What are the three main functions of the skeleton?
support, protection, movement
cranium/skull
protects your brain and eyes
ribs
protects your heart and lungs
vertebrae (spine,backbone)
protects your spinal cord
How many bones does a baby have at birth?
300
How many bones does an adult have?
206
calcium
is an important mineral that bone cells need to stay strong
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