Make no bones about it, skeletons are fascinating! They are the framework on which our bodies hang. Bones protect our vital organs, provide the levers that allow us to move, and help us to hear. Fossil bones are the one part of us that can survive for thousands of years.
Enjoy science activities all about skeletons! Start with a look at human fossils. Then dissect a bird skeleton and look at how bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments interact. Check out a variety of teeth why they’re so different and even create a working model of a skeletal hand.
Make no bones about it, skeletons are fascinating! Enjoy videos and science activities to learn all about them!
What Can We Learn from Bones?
Paleoanthropologist Jerry DeSilva (and special guests!) compare different types of bones to show just how much we can learn from skeletons and fossils. Then download our activity sheet to go on a skeleton scavenger hunt and learn more about your own bones!