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Find Out About Skeletons

In this worksheet, students will be looking at what skeletons are made of and what they are for.

'Find Out About Skeletons' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Skeletons and Muscles

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Worksheet Overview

So, what is a skeleton? Do you have one? What's it for?


Well, first off, you're a human being and so you do have a skeleton!


little girl jumping


The skeleton is your body's framework that supports and protects you. Without your skeleton, you would be a rather messy blob of jelly on the floor! 


Believe it or not, bones are very hard - harder even than concrete! They have to be tough and strong because they carry the weight of your body.


These pictures show the main bones of your skeleton, such as your skull, ribs, leg bones and so on.  How many bones do you think you have?


Human skeleton


Did you know that an adult human has 206 bones?  That's a lot of bones!


So, now let's have a look at what bones and skeletons are all about.

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