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This interactive is one of several on the human body produced by BBC Science & Nature. This interactive contains a great deal of information about the skeletal system. Learn about the skeletal system by placing bones in the correct location on a human body. In addition, there is a "Fact File" where you can learn about bones in an organized fashion (e.g., hands and feet, ribcage, skull).

Learn about the skeleton of the human body by doing the male and female skeleton interactive that reviews a different set of bones (10) each time you click on the interactive.

For Educators

To use this interactive, students should first choose a gender. When they choose a gender, they are taken to a screen with an image of a human body in the middle. On the right side is the name of a bone with a clue and a picture. Using information provided in the "Clue" box (top right) and clicking on the "Hint" box (bottom right) if needed, students can decide where to "Drag and Drop" the bone in the body. Once students place the skeletal part in the correct position, they can then click on the control buttons to rotate the part to see it from all sides. In addition, there is a yellow arrow that students can click on to gain further information about the skeletal part. Upon completion of one bone, students can click on the next bone in the list under the "Choose a Bone" box (left side).

Divide students into groups and assign each group a topic to research and present to the class at a later date. Have them include diagrams, drawings, photos, etc., to teach their topic. In addition, have them include information about a specific pathology (e.g., fractured vertebrate in different regions of the spinal cord, reduced bone density, fractures in the specific region, etc.).

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