a connective tissue that is more flexible than bone and that protects the ends of bones and keeps them from rubbing together
this joint allows forward or backward motion (example: this joint allows you to bend and straighten your leg)
this joint allows the greatest range of motion (example: this joint allows you to swing your arm freely in a circle)
this joint allows one bone to rotate around another (example: this joint allows you to turn your head from side to side)
this joint allows one bone to slide over another (example: this joint in your wrist or ankle enables you to bend and flex as well as make limited side-t-side motions)
hinge joint, pivot joint, ball-and-socket joint, and the gliding joint
What types of joints are in the skeleton?
Bones consist of many minerals primarily phosphorus and calcium that keep them strong.
How are bones so strong?
shape and support, stores minerals, allows your body to move, protects organs, and produces blood cells
List the five major functions of the skeleton.
The bones in movable joints are held together by strong connective tissues called ____________.