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Skeletal System Crossword Puzzle

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  1 Your jawbone
  6 Bone in your forearm found on the outside
  7 Connective tissue that covers the end of bones
10 The part of the bone that looks like a sponge
11 Type of joint found at your hip
13 Part of the bone that makes red blood cells
16 the largest bone in your body
17 The outside part of the bone
18 Type of joint found at in your vertebra


  2 Fibers that attach bone to bone
  3 Bone that protects your skull
  4 Another name for your collar bone
  5 The bone at the end of your knee
  8 Where two bones come together
  9 Bone disease in which bone density is reduced
12 The bone that helps protect your heart
14 Fibers that attach muscle to bone
15 Type of joint found at your elbow

Skeleton System Crossword Number Two

  1 protects the spinal chord
  4 elbows and knees have these types of joints
  7 longest bone in your body
  8 where two bones meet
  9 the name given to the part of the skeleton that includes the pelvic girdle, and the bones of upper limbs
11 you have 24 of these
14 type of bone with many cavities
15 formation of bones
17 dense, hard, outer layer of bones
18 another name for your kneecap


  2 type of joint in which the end of one bone fits into a depression of another
  3 the name given to the part of the skeleton that includes the vertebrae, rib cage and skull
  4 a bone that sounds funny
  5 this type of joint allows for rotation
  6 attach muscle to bones
10 inflammation of one or more joints
12 location of the production of red blood cells
13 mineral bones store
16 protects the brain

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  • The human skeleton is the internal framework of the body. 
  • At birth, you have around 270 bones, but as you age bones fuse together and you end up with around 206 bones.
  • The bone mass in the skeleton reaches maximum density around age twenty one.
  • The human skeleton provides protection of organs, helps with movement, provides support, creates blood cells, stores minerals, and helps with blood sugar regulation.
  • Our bones give us structure. For example, without the structure of our bones, our lungs would collapse.
  • Our bones work with the muscular system to help us move.
  • The skeleton helps to protect our vital internal organs from being damaged.
  • The skull protects the brain
  • The vertebrae protect the spinal cord.
  • The rib cage protects the lungs, heart and major blood vessels.
  • Blood cells are created in the bone marrow
  • Bones store calcium and iron which is used by the body.
  • Bone help the endocrine system by releasing a hormone which helps regulate blood sugar.
  • Bones are made up of spongy bone, compact bone, periosteum, and a marrow cavity.
  • The human skeleton can be divided into the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. 
  • The axial skeleton contains the vertebral column, the rib cage, and the skull.
  • The appendicular skeleton is made up of the pelvic girdle, the shoulder, and the bones of the upper and lower limbs.
  • Arthritis is a disorder of the joints and involves inflammation of one’s joints.
  • Osteoporosis is a disease of bone where there is reduced bone mineral density.
  • The formation of bone is called ossification.

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