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The Skeletal System AQA GCSE PE
Transcript of The Skeletal System AQA GCSE PE
GSCE PE AQA
Task 1 :
Using the sheet provided,
part. Add as many names to the list as you can
(try and complete this on your own)
What do I know already?
You will watch a short video. You will be asked a series of questions so make sure you have everything you need (paper pen etc)
HERE WE GO!
So what are the Bones we need to know?
Lets go from head to toe!
- The Skull protector of the brain
- The breastbone
- Protector of the Heart and Lungs
are you ready?
bone in the upper arm
- Thickest of the 2 bones in the forearm
- The thinner of the 2 bones in the forearm. Radius is also
half the width
of a circle
- The hip.
- The Thigh bone
The longest single bone in the body!
- This is your knee cap
- The shin bone and the thicker of the 2 lower leg bones.
- The thinner of the 2 lower leg bones
Learning Objectives -
To be able to state the 4 functions of the Skeleton
To be able to list the major bones in the body
Some might be able to explain using examples the 4 different types of bones
The spine or backbone
- These are the ankle bones similar to the Wrist but in the foot!
T for Toes
- are the bones in the lower foot
- Yes that's right, Toes have the same name as the fingers!
Round 2 is coming soon!
You will now have a few minutes to look over your new bone names.
The next task will require you to know where the bones are so get testing each other!!
Here is a quick video that might help you with remembering the bones!
; anyone willing to help?
The volunteer will have a
with a bone name stuck on their head! They will ask your team questions to discover which bone they are.
You can only answer with yes or no!
They can only guess the bone name once if they get it wrong it will go on offer!
I will demonstrate this so you know what's going on!
Why did I choose this game?
Why do we have a skeleton?
white blood cells
are made in red
which is found at the ends of the femur and humerus and in the ribs, sternum, pelvis and vertebrae.
Femur: Located in the upper part of the leg.
Humerus: Located in the upper part of the arm.
Blood Cell Production
Red Bone Marrow
The hard nature of bone means that the skeleton can protect the more delicate parts of the body.
The cranium (skull) protects the soft tissue of the
The rib cage protects the delicate
The skeleton is made up of
which allow us to
the bones they are attached to.
The bones and joints work with muscles to enable us to walk, jog and sprint.
The vertebrae allow us to bend, stretch and rotate our upper body.
Without the skeleton, the body would be flabby, floppy and shapeless.
The bones of the legs support the body.
The vertebrae support the head.
So have we learned anything?
Can we remember the bones from Memory? (no peaking at your sheets!)
We now need to be able to classify the bones into 4 categories
– These are long and affect our overall height, e.g. the legs & arms (femur & humerus).
– These are smaller and are often found with many others, e.g. the feet & hands (phalanges).
– These are flat and are often found forming a protective surface, e.g. the skull (cranium) and pelvis.
– These are irregular in shape and have a specific function, e.g. the bones of the spine (vertebral column).
Each type has a different size and shape because they have different jobs to do: