The human skeleton has 206 bones. Which is the longest? ________________________
Why do you think they are called hinge joints? _____________
The smallest bones are those in our ears. What are their names? (There are three, and each has a plain and a fancy name.)
Another word for the skull is the cranium. What is the most important job of the skull? ________________________
What makes up the inside portion of our bones?
What is the hardest bone in our body? ________________________
What is its purpose?_________
What were George Washington’s teeth made from? (Hint: not wood!) ________________________
Joints are what hold our bones together. There are two types: movable and immovable. A hinge joint is a type of movable joint found in ___________________,
_________________, and _________________.
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