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Skeletal System

The human skeletal system provides the shape and form for our bodies. It protects our internal organs and allows bodily movement. The skeletal system consists of the body's bones, cartilage, joints, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues. It also serves as a repository for various minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. Our skeletal system along with the attached muscles allows us to walk, run, hold something, write, move our head and perform all other body movements.
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The Skeletal System
Grade: 3 - 12
Skeletal system lesson for kids - Introduction to human skeletal system.

The Muscular System
Grade: 5 - 12
Lesson on muscular system. It explains the three types of muscle found in humans - striated, smooth and cardiac muscle. It shows how muscles contract and expand.

Human Skeletal System
Grade: 5 - 12
Lesson on skeletal system. It describes the important features of the skeletal system. The lesson compares endoskeletons and exoskeletons. It also explains how the human skeleton provides support, movement, storage, and produces blood.

Skeletal System Structures and Functions
Grade: 3 - 12
The presentation provides an overview of the functions and structures of the skeletal system.

Muscular System Structure and Function
Grade: 3 - 12
The presentation provides an overview of the main structures of the muscular system.

Muscular System
Grade: 3 - 12
Muscular system lesson for kids - An animated clip that explains how our muscles work.

Human Skeletal System
Grade: 3 - 12
Learn about the anatomy of human skeletal system, including various types of bones and their arrangements.

The Human Skeleton
Grade: 5 - 12
A detailed 3D digital model of the human skeleton.

Skeletal Muscle Structure
Grade: 5 - 12
The lesson looks in-depth at the structure and function of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle. It explains how the muscles work.

Bone Structure
Grade: 5 - 12
The lesson shows the structure of cartilage and bone, and explains the skeletal system's role in protecting vital organs, producing blood cells, storing nutrients, and producing movement in conjunction with the muscular system.

Muscular System Video
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn how our skeletal muscles contract and relax, and enable us to do all that we do. The lesson explains: cardiac, smooth and skeletal muscles, muscle anatomy, muscle fibers, myofibrils, sarcomeres, myofilaments, and sliding filament model.

How Space Travel Affects Astronauts' Bones
Grade: 5 - 12
Find out how the microgravity of space affects the bones of the human body.

Superhuman Strength
Grade: 5 - 12
Find out about a unique technology that enables a 300 lb man to move an object nearly 85 times his weight!

Why are Chimps Stronger than Us?
Grade: 5 - 12
Chimpanzees are smaller and lighter than humans, but they are four to six time stronger than us. How do they possess such amazing strength?

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