The Bare Bones Facts About Your Skeleton


Bones: Schoolhouse Rock

Mr. Bones

When you are ready to learn here.

Schoolhouse Rock - Bones
Click the note to hear the song.

Them bones, them bones, them dry bones,

Now they're the working of the Lord.

Bones are heard of, but seldom seen,
'Cept each year 'round Halloween.
But I've got a shockeroo,
Right now there's a skeleton locked up inside of you. (Ha-ha-ha)

Minus bones you're just a blob,
Being framework's their main job.
All your organs, muscles, too,
They need your bones to hold them safe and sound inside for you.
Your heart and lungs are tucked away,
In there behind your ribs.
Those bones have been protecting them
Since we were little kids.
Lookout, here comes a bonehead play!
Birdin' his brain, (Tweet, tweet, tweet) what a day!
Don't take to much to overwhelm it,
But luckily those bones up there work like a built-in helmet!
Shin bone connected to the knee bone
(That means the tibia connects to the patella)
Knee bone connected tot he thigh bone
(That means the patella connects to the femur)
And here's how they really fit together.
Ligaments are what link bone to bone.
Cartilage that cushions in between.
Muscles hook on, by the tendons,
So here's what's happenin' in your knees most ev'ry time you bend 'em.

Now there's a lot of skeleton
We never get to see,
But it holds other little parts
That show quite obviously.
I'm talkin' 'bout those thirty-two
That we all call our teeth.
We gotta feed 'em right and keep 'em clean,
Or they can come to grief. (Ouch!)

So please remember,
You got to do it while you're young
Feed your bones some good old calcium
Drinking milk - a glass or two
Will help your bones to stay in shape and do their job for you.

(Your skeleton)
It's framework, (Yes, yes) holding you together.
Shielding organs, Yeah, that's its job, too!

Do you know me? I am your skeleton? Don't be afraid.
Click either skeleton to learn more.

ACTIVITY #1 - Copy the skeleton of the upper torso into Paint and label it.
Click here for help.

ACTIVITY #2 - Copy this skeleton diagram into Paint. Label the blanks.
Click here for help.

ACTIVITY #3 - Are you ready to try a skeleton crossword puzzle? Click here.

ACTIVITY #4- Click here to play with Mr. Bones.

Skeletina wants to go out--
but she has nothing to wear.

Help her by copying her into Paint.

Then dress her.

Can you put the skin back on this skeleton?