The bones of the skeleton

There are 206 bones in the human skeleton. Wow that is a lot of bones to remember. Well thankfully, we don’t have to remember 206 names. For example there are are 33 bones just in the vertebrae. We can also divide all the bones up into two sections:

The axial skeleton 

The skull, vertebrae, ribs, sternum.

The appendicular skeleton

The bones of the shoulder girdle and arms, and the bones of the hip girdle and legs.

Now check out the interactive flashcards below and see if you can learn the names and the locations of the bones of the axial and appendicular skeleton.


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