All About Skeletons
Bones, Bones, Bones – WebQuest
You’ll need some owl pellets to do this experiment. Help with identifying the creatures the owl may have eaten.
Skeleton of a Cat
Nicely labeled skeleton with both biological names and common names for the bones of the cat.
Skulls – California Academy of Sciences
Come in, explore, and get inside these heads!
Assemble a Skeleton
Mr. Bones Relay
Teams race to complete their skeleton first. Graphics of skeleton parts provided to print out for each team. Good party game.
Mr. Bones Skeleton Halloween Craft
This scary skeleton is great to use as a Halloween decoration. Just print out the bones, cut along the lines, punch holes on the marks, and connect the bones with common brass fasteners.
Children’s Natural History Museum
Skeletal system lesson.
Learn the bones in the human body
Do you know the names of all the bones in the human body? Here is a handy list of the names of all the bones in the human body along with clipart. See which ones you already know.
Two Labeled Skeletons
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
The first has common English names for the bones, the second has the medical terms.
The Facts About Fractures and Broken Bones
Breaking a bone can be a pretty big deal, but it happens to lots of kids. These days, most broken bones are easily fixed, but it can still be scary when it happens to you or a friend.
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
If you’ve sprained or broken it, this lovely medical site will help you see what is going on in your skeletal system. Click on the body part near the discus thrower.
Build Your Own Skeleton
Build your own Animatronic Skeleton
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a skeleton that moved, seemingly all on its own power? This will probably need an adult to help, but it looks like a great project for a Halloween spook house effect.
Pasta Skeleton Craft
This pasta skeleton is easily made from a few different types of pasta and dried beans glued to a piece of black construction paper.
Skeleton Lesson: Meringue Bones
Baked meringue is brittle, so make your bones thicker than you may think you need to make them. If you have leftover meringue, go back over the piece you’ve already made and thicken them up. For tiny bones like the phalanges and metacarpals and whatnot, it’s easier to not make each individual bone, but rather make a little web with all the bones touching.
Sock Skeleton Project
Stuff you’ll need to get: One pair of calf-length white cotton sports socks for each sock skeleton you want to make, thread, needle, scissors, stuffing material, and black Sharpie marker (or embroidery floss if you want to sew the details on).
Simply Dark Skeletons
Beautifully done skeletons. Many are animated like the one to the left, or elegantly drawn like the one above. Some are scary, so site may not be suitable to the sensitive.
Skeleton Clipart & Animations
Bone chilling clipart of spooky skeletons, skulls and bones that you can download for free and use to decorate your Halloween webpages, emails or use in crafting!
Skeleton clipart and illustrations
Royalty-free vector EPS illustrations of serious and comical skeletons. Skull to the left is from this one.
Experiments with Bones
How To Remove Calcium From a Bone
By Janice VanCleave. If the calcium were removed from your bones, your skeleton would be very flexible. Instead of supporting your body so that you can stand and move around, your calcium free bones would be much like having rubber bones.
What makes our bones hard? That’s right! Calcium carbonate. Take some thin chicken bones and drop them in vinegar for a day. Take them out and they’ll be soft. Now you can tie them in a knot, just like a piece of string.
Think back to last Halloween for a minute. Wherever you looked, there were vampires, ghosts, or bony skeletons grinning back at you. Vampires and ghosts don’t really exist, but skeletons sure do!
The Living Skeleton
There are eight sections that represent different areas of the human body. Use your mouse to “click” on the name of any section and go to a gallery of image thumbnails and text describing each image.
Skeleton Singing “Lucille!”
3:15. Street puppeteer makes this puppet really rock out!
The Skeleton Through History
The journey of the bones is a real who-done-it, a grand 19th century tale, much of it set in Vienna amid what turns out to be one of the most fascinating families in that city’s fabled cultural history.
A History of the Skeleton
Physicians from antiquity through the Renaissance discussed the form and function of the skeleton, as the hardest part of the body. Lots of good antique skeleton clip art.
Skeletons Reveal Human and Chimpanzee Evolution
Comparing features of a 4.4-million-year-old fossil skeleton to those of human and chimpanzee skeletons sheds light on our evolutionary history.
Labeled Bones. The human skeleton consists of 206 bones. We are actually born with more bones (about 300), but many fuse together as a child grows up.
Printable Blank Outline Diagram of the Human Skeleton
So you think you know all the names of the bones? Test yourself by labeling this diagram. Bone name list included, if you need it.