The basic parts of the skeleton are important to
identify. If you have ever had a broken or fractured bone, you can
understand the severity of the injury. This lab will have you identify
the different components of the skeleton; then classify the bones on the
worksheet; and then construct a skeleton electronically and using a
model. Letís learn a little more information about the parts you will
identify during lab.
The skull is supported by the top of the
spinal column and is oval in shape. It is composed of a series of
flattened or irregularly shaped bones which are immovable, except for
the jaw region. The skull protects the brain, which is the control
station for the entire body.